Melbourne Storm loss opportunity to grow
Storm vs Warriors, 50-10. It is a loss that has left the Warriors dumfounded and fans fearing that the Warriors of old had returned after a five match winning streak. Last night’s match at AAMI Park in Melbourne was supposed to be one of the biggest games, two with teams at the top of the NRL battling it out to see who was on top, but the game fell flat.
At the post-match media conference Warriors Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was quite candid about how the match played out, admitting, that once the Storm got going, nothing could impede them.
“The first two tries that came off the kicks, so we looked at each other a bit calmly, like defensively it’s all going well, everything is going well, it’s just unfortunate with the kicks so let’s stick at it but three ties in and they got the momentum going.”
By half time the score was 38-0 halftime and despite the Warriors’ comeback in the second half, they had already lost the match.
Although last night could be considered a write-off for the Warriors, Warriors coach Stephen Kearney at the post-match press conference noted some of the silver linings to come out of last night’s match, as well as acknowledging how the Storm has exposed areas needing attention.
“Off the back of a pretty taxing performance last week and a short turn around we will, I think, the players also and the staff, there will be plenty of lessons to take out of tonight.”
The team are home tonight and take on Wests Tigers on May 5 at Mt Smart Stadium.