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 Melbourne Storm
Next Game: The Season has finished
Stephen Kearney
Stephen Kearney
Storm impart benchmark, influence: Kearney
23 Jan 2018
With a host of ex-Melbourne Storm team members on his books, Warriors boss Stephen Kearney says he's not looking to copy their famed methods.

The contingent of ex-Melbourne Storm players and coaches at the Warriors for the 2018 NRL campaign is only growing - but coach Stephen Kearney says it's more a case of inspiration than imitation.

An ex-Storm stalwart and assistant himself, Kearney has been joined in Auckland this year by former Melbourne and Brisbane fitness guru Alex Corvo.

On the playing roster, ex-Melburnians Tohu Harris, Blake Green and Adam Blair have all come in, while Ryan Hoffman has returned to the purple powerhouses.

Yet, rather than a concerted effort to copy Melbourne's famed club culture and on-field success, Kearney said it was all about positively influencing his current roster to reach for new sporting heights.

The Storm - led by Kearney's former mentor and supercoach Craig Bellamy - have missed just one NRL finals series since 2003.

"They're a pretty handy benchmark in terms of how they go about their business, but we're different, we've our own personality," Kearney said.

"It's about having some good parts that'll go really well here, but we've still got to keep our own identity of who we are and want to be as a footy club.

"But when you're talking about influence, they're all handy people to have."

Having lost to the Storm twice in 2017, Kearney's Warriors will face the Victorians in a pre-season match in Rotorua on February 17.

The match comes just one day after Melbourne's World Club Challenge clash with Leeds, meaning most of their top players won't be present.

Kearney was happy with his side's pre-season to date, saying their new recruits - including the ex-Storm trio - looked the goods.

Harris has come directly across the ditch from Melbourne, while Green signs on from Manly and Blair from the Broncos.

"They've all brought a real competitiveness about them - even now with Anthony (Gelling), who's come onboard and pushed competitiveness," Kearney said.

"Now they're competing for positions too."

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Last Game: The Storm won against the Canberra Raiders 30 - 10 at Olympic Park, Australia (5374 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

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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