St George Illawarra vs Melbourne Storm, Jack Bird, Cameron Munster, Ryan Papenhuyzen, news, live footy, SuperCoach Live

The Storm have showed their attacking prowess on Sunday afternoon, taking a 12-0 lead.

Ryan Papenhuyzen kicked off the scoring, slicing through the defensive line on the inside, before Cameron Munster scooped up a loose ball and found winger Nick Meaney in space.

The former Bulldog then turned the afterburners on, zipping past the Dragons forwards in cover defense before burning Moses Mbye to score.

Ryan Papenhuyzen came out of a tackle grasping his knee, but has since been cleared.

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33RD MINUTE:

Storm winger Nick Meaney has scored a 60-metre try, after Jack Bird dropped the ball on the left wing.

Five eighth Cameron Munster scooped the loose ball up, finding his speedster on the inside who was able to burn four Dragons running back in cover defence.

“They turn defense into attack better than any other side in the comp, watch this for a bit of footwork,” Steve Roach said.

“He just left Moses Mbye standing there and then took off… what about the footwork.”

21ST MINUTE:

Finally after 21 minutes Craig Bellamy’s side broke through, with the Melbourne fullback scoring in his 10th consecutive game to take a 6-0 lead.

Papenhuyzen became just the fourth player in the history of the NRL to ever achive the milestone.

“Big men trying to make the tackle there, Josh McGuire and Suli,” commentator Steve Roach said.

“He is now outright on top on the Dally M leaderboard,” Fox League’s Jake Duke said.

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MATCH PREVIEW

The Melbourne Storm will be aiming to jump into top spot on the NRL ladder when they face the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday afternoon.

The Storm have been in fine form as of late, backing up their dominant win over the Warriors with a 50-2 demolition job of the Knights.

Now, with the Panthers slipping up on Friday night against the Eels, the Storm have a chance to leapfrog last year’s grand finalists ahead of their Magic Round meeting next week.

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The only team change for Melbourne on Sunday saw Jordan Grant move back to 18th man with Chris Lewis joining the bench.

The Storm won’t have it all their own way like they have against the Warriors and Knights though, with the Dragons coming into Sunday’s game on a three-match winning run.

They made a couple of late changes with Tariq Sims starting at prop as Talatau Amone shifts to five-eighth in place of Jack Bird (back row).

It sees Jayden Sullivan join the bench with the injured George Burgess dropping out of the side.

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