Fiji Time: 12:13 PM on Wednesday 25 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Cronk stars for Melbourne in victory over Broncos

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.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62610.6071
JPY 58.229955.2299
GBP 0.31160.3036
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.72470.6917
AUD 0.65280.6278
USD 0.47310.4561



Exchange Rate updated on 25th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Left for dead
  2. MV Suilven sinks
  3. Father of two sent to prison
  4. 350 tenants to lease residential lots
  5. Waqa out of team
  6. Lack of consultation disappoints Kumar
  7. Formalisation of iTaukei villages nears completion
  8. Pa's labour of love
  9. School rewards students
  10. Ministry prepares for ILO

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G: 'Let us not insult our fathers' Thursday (19 Nov)
  2. Exit 'reason' Friday (20 Nov)
  3. Students score zero Thursday (19 Nov)
  4. Village headman arrested Friday (20 Nov)
  5. Minister defends PM's trip Friday (20 Nov)
  6. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  7. MV Sulliven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  8. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  9. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  10. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)