Fiji Time: 8:25 PM on Thursday 29 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Cronk stars for Melbourne in victory over Broncos

Aap
Sunday, July 27, 2014

BRISBANE - Cameron Smith became the highest point-scoring forward in the NRL but it was Cooper Cronk who shone brightest as Melbourne continued their stranglehold over Brisbane on Friday night.

Cronk scored a try and set up three others for the Storm in a top-shelf playmaking display to rack up a 30-8 victory at Suncorp Stadium — their seventh straight success over Brisbane.

The halfback's performance prompted league great Darren Lockyer to claim Cronk's broken arm in the State of Origin opener, forcing a six-week break, has been a blessing in disguise for Melbourne.

With six more games before the playoffs, the 30-year-old is fresh and at the top of his game to give Storm fans great hope of another premiership.

With the crucial win, Melbourne leapfrog Brisbane into sixth on the NRL table and in striking distance of a top-two shot.

Cronk compounded departing Broncos coach Anthony Griffin's week of woe with his man-of-the-match performance.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64830.6293
JPY 50.568747.5687
GBP 0.37930.3713
EUR 0.44160.4296
NZD 0.68680.6538
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49740.4804

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dire straits
  2. Judoka dies
  3. Lutumailagi in top form
  4. Ex-sales rep jailed
  5. Veikoso's life of struggle, pain
  6. FRA to advertise jobs, hope for MWH workers
  7. Committee recommends MP's suspension
  8. Ratu Isoa apologises
  9. FLP condemns proposal
  10. Killer disease claims 1200 lives annually

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  3. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)