Tries to Bevan Fench and Semi Radradra were enough for the Eels to down the Storm on their way to the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines grand final.
Melbourne have progressed to the semi-finals with a win over the Cowboys, but might be without Cameron Munster who left the field through injury.
The Storm's tight Day One defence was cracked wide open as a Roosters side with nothing to lose tormented the men in purple with their restarts.
Goal-kicking proved the difference as the Storm edged Souths 18-12 in a three-tries-apiece affair.
They didn't have their 'Big Three' but it didn't matter for the Melbourne Storm as they defeated Parramatta 14-4 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
National coach Stephen Kearney hails the progress of Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich after he is crowned Kiwis player of the year.
Blake Green will lead a mixture of young players and experienced campaigners when he takes the reigns as captain of the Storm at the Downer Auckland Nines.
Melbourne Storm has announced a young squad to represent the club at the Downer NRL Auckland Nine’s competition.
When picking your 25-man NRL Fantasy squad, keep an eye out for players who fall into one of these categories in order to get the most out of your squad.
With a number of big-name internationals in their ranks, the Melbourne Storm have a number of strong Fantasy options – including arguably the best in the NRL.