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 Melbourne Storm
Next Game: The Season has finished
The heavyweight trio dominating the NRL
21 Sep 2017
Statistics have revealed Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sydney Roosters are dominating the NRL like Canterbury, Canberra and Manly did the ARL in the 80s and 90s.

Melbourne are promising no let-up as the Storm, Brisbane and Sydney Roosters continue their remarkable domination of the NRL.

At least one of the heavyweight trio have reached 16 of the 20 grand finals since the NRL was established in 1998, with the three-pronged assault to continue as the Storm, Broncos and Roosters vie yet again for spots in this year's title decider.

Only once in 20 years - in 2005 - have none of the three superpowers featured in the preliminary finals, with even Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy left astounded when told of the record on the eve of the Storm's hosting of the Broncos at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The Roosters take on North Queensland on Saturday night chasing their 11th straight victory at Allianz Stadium and a first grand final berth since winning the premiership in 2013.

"That's a pretty good stat for the Roosters, Broncos and Storm," Bellamy said on Thursday.

"It's a nice stat if you're involved in those clubs. I don't know what to say to that; it's pretty astounding.

"It just goes to show the success those clubs have had. I suppose it's good the three of them are there this year."

Melbourne and Brisbane, both one-town giants, and the cashed-up, Bondi-based Roosters have won nine NRL grand finals between them to be dominating like Canterbury, Canberra and Manly did in the 1980s and 90s.

The Bulldogs, Raiders or Sea Eagles featured in 17 of 20 ARL grand finals from 1978 to 1997, gathering 11 titles along the way.

No three sides have dominated in such fashion since St George, South Sydney or Manly featured in 25 straight grand finals from 1949 to 1973 - and winning 23 premierships between them.

Having coached Melbourne to 14 finals series and three grand final triumphs from six title deciders since taking the helm in 2003, Bellamy is already preparing the Storm for life without superstar trio Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith.

At 34, Slater remains undecided about his future beyond 2017, Cronk, 33, is moving to Sydney, while Smith will be 35 next year.

"We're certainly going to miss Cooper, we're going to miss Billy and Cameron when they go too. Without a doubt," he said.

"We'll move on. We've got some young players in the club. We're not going to see the likes of those three again, especially playing together at the one club, in the positions they play.

"We'll move and hopefully there will be guys that step up and do a job for us."

In Brodie Croft, the Storm have a Cronk-clone ready to fill the Test half's No.7 jumper next year, with Jahrome Hughes being groomed as a potential fullback replacement for Slater and Brandon Smith said to be ready to take over from Smith.

The Broncos, with prized recruit Jack Bird heading north in 2018, and the Roosters, bolstered by the signing of fellow NSW State of Origin star James Tedesco, also again look to be among the favourites next year.


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Last Game: The Storm won against the Canberra Raiders 30 - 10 at Olympic Park, Australia (5249 days ago)  game results here
 Melbourne Storm Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 11 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 61 
 Total Goals: 48 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 704 
 Total Points Against: 725 
 Leagues the Melbourne Storm are in
1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Aaron Moule, Danny Williams, Fifita Moala, Henry Perenara, Ian Sibbit, Junior Langi, Marcus Bai, Matt Geyer, Matt Orford, Matt Rua, Michael Russo, Mitchell Sargent, Peter Robinson, Richard Swain, Robbie Kearns, Scott Hill, Shane Walker, Stephen Kearney, Steven Bell, Willie Leyshon,

 Players in 2001
Ben Roarty, Brad Watts, Brenton Pomery, Brett O'farrell, Paul Sheedy, Paul Staladi, Paul Whatuira, Robbie Ross, Rodney Howe, Rodney Howe, Russell Bawden, Tasesa Lavea,

 Players in 2000
Brett Kimmorely, Paul Marquet, Shannon Hegarty, Tesesa Lavea, Tony Martin,

 Players in 1999
Aseri Laing, Ben Anderson, Craig Smith, Geoff Bell, Glenn Lazarus, Paul Bell, Tawera Nikau, Wyane Evans,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Melbourne 30
Canberra 10


Saturday, 3 May, 2003
Melbourne 46
Newcastle 6


Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Cowboys 32
Melbourne 12


Sunday, 20 Apr, 2003
Eagles 20
Melbourne 14


Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
Melbourne 18
Sharks 12


Saturday, 5 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 44
Melbourne 28


Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Melbourne 42
Penrith 16


Sunday, 16 Mar, 2003
Melbourne 36
Sharks 32


Saturday, 7 Sep, 2002
Canberra 25
Melbourne 16


Friday, 30 Aug, 2002
Canterbury 24
Melbourne 16


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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