In the Bulldogs' return to Belmore the fans repaid them by selling out the match and the players repaid them in turn with a powerful 80-minute performance.
A three-try blitz in the opening 15 minutes has helped the Bulldogs to a comfortable win over the Melbourne Storm at a sold-out Belmore Sports Ground.
Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has been ruled out of their Monday night NRL clash with the Bulldogs.
The Canterbury-Bankstown side has been a significant Achilles heel for Craig Bellamy's men over the years and have won the past four meetings.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy says halfback Cooper Cronk is a slight chance of returning from a knee injury on Monday night, but won't rush his star playmaker.
Melbourne veteran Ryan Hinchcliffe admits he can now fully focus on the rest of the season after signing a three-year deal with Huddersfield from 2016.
Melbourne Storm forward Ryan Hinchcliffe has accepted a three-year offer to join Super League club Huddersfield Giants from next season.
Melbourne was again left scratching their heads after failing to covert dominant field position into victory for the second week running.
Two quality sides who look set for a rematch in September, a defensive performance for the ages, while the Broncos locki in a top 4 finish.
A defensive performance for the ages has seen Brisbane snap an eight game losing streak against the Storm to record a brave win at AAMI Park.