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Storm continues fight for NRL finals spot

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SYDNEY - Melbourne have continued their ominous surge towards the NRL finals with a 28-6 defeat of Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium with superstar halfback Cooper Cronk leading the way.

Cronk laid on four of the visitors' five tries before 7,782 fans on Monday night as the embattled Tigers' finals hopes took a blow in a tribute game to injured former forward Simon Dwyer.

Melbourne have now won three straight since the end of the State of Origin period, to move into sixth spot on the NRL ladder.

The Tigers struck first after eight minutes through Sitaleki Akauola out wide but from then on it was all the Storm.

Former Tigers winger Marika Koroibete replied when he snaffled a Ben Roberts kick in the 18th minute and just a few minutes later a short side ball from Cronk laid on another one for the Fijian flyer.

Cronk put Will Chambers in the clear in the 36th minute and the Queensland winger easily beat a slipping fullback Mitchell Moses to score a 35m try for Melbourne to go to the break 18-6 ahead.

Cronk then kicked for a flying Sisa Waqa 10 minutes after the break and the Maroons playmaker then combined with his fellow Queensland stars Billy Slater and Cameron Smith when the No.9 scored in the 54th minute.








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