Melbourne storms home over Eels

TOO STRONG: Jesse Bromwich.
TOO STRONG: Jesse Bromwich. PHOTO Quinn Rooneygetty IMAGES

IT WAS former Rockhampton junior Tim Glasby that triggered a stunning Melbourne blitz of Parramatta in the final 10 minutes, on its way to thrashing the soon-to-be wooden spooner 64-4, at AAMI Park yesterday.

Glasby fended his way to the line with strength to give his team a 46-4 lead after 70 minutes, in the 24-year-old's second game at the top level.

The Storm went on to rout the hapless Eels even further after that, with Jesse Bromwich, Will Chambers and Maurice Blair tries leading to the extraordinary final scoreline.

Funnily enough, it was a come-from-behind victory for the hosts, after Semi Radradra put the Eels 4-0 in front after four minutes.

But Ryan Hoffman's two near untouched tries in the first stanza were a sign of things of come, after the hosts only led 16-4 at the break.

Champion fullback Billy Slater was almost unstoppable in the second stanza, notching up his hat-trick on the hour, after stepping around three defenders.

Will Chambers was also a standout, linking up with Slater before powering over two defenders for his first try, before grabbing his second with five minutes to play.

Topics:  melbourne storm nrl parramatta eels

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Mental health survey for our entertainers

SURVEY: Entertainment Assist is conducting research into mental health among people working in the industry.

Findings will be used to develop a prevention framework

Confirmed: Matt Damon is NOT moving to Byron Bay

HOLLYWOOD COUPLE: Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso arriving at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

But the town gained an unexpected US marketing campaign

Country Club becomes the centre of power

GENERATION: Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Ben Franklin, presenting the funding to the Club - General Manager Andrew Spice, Golf Director Ian Wingad, Chairman Peter Tomaros, Treasurer Anne Slater, and Director Tony Dahl.

Grant to Shore emergency centre

Local Partners