Storm winger Suliasi Vuivalu in action against the Warriors in Round 8.

Storm v Warriors: Five key points

Suliasi Vunivalu's dream run continues, Tohu Harris stars and the Storm attack clicks into gear. The five key points to come from Melbourne's big win.

 


AAMI Park puts on a show

On a day in which the Anzacs were honoured for their sacrifices, those at AAMI Park tonight put on a fantastic pre-match tribute.

The stadium went into blackout during pre-game as fans were treated to a haka and a moving rendition of the Last Post, followed by both the Australian and New Zealand national anthems.

The fans also made themselves heard throughout the night, with 21,233 people inside the stadium riding every play, adding to the spectacle of the entire night.

Storm attack finally clicks

Only twice before tonight had the Storm scored more then 20 points in a game this season, but it only took 23 minutes for that mark to be breached against the Warriors.

The Storm were clearly in sync in all areas of attack on Monday night, and were lethal with their finishing. 

The home side ran in eight tries from seven different try-scorers which showed that they're able to hurt teams from any position on the park when up and running.

Warriors' ill-discipline cause of early pain

While the scoreline may suggest a dominant performance by the Storm (and indeed it was) the Warriors made it easy for their opponents in the opening minutes.

Two early penalties against the Warriors led to the Storm's two opening tries, and their third and fourth tries of the night were scored during Blake Ayshford's time in the sin bin.

Third time's a charm for Suliasi Vunivalu

After scoring a double in his debut last week against the Tigers, Suliasi Vunivalu was at it again in Round 8, although he had to work a bit harder for his tries.

Vunivalu found the line inside the opening ten minutes, but had the points waved away as he stepped on the touchline in the lead up.

20 minutes later the second gamer was in again, but this time had his try disallowed due to an obstruction.

In his third attempt, Vunivalu finally was able to put points on the board after he found himself wide open on the back of a cut-out ball from Cameron Munster. 

In keeping with his debut game, Vunivalu added a second in the final minute of the match to cap off an outstanding night for the Storm, and give the youngster his fourth try in just two games.

Tohu Harris wins Anzac Day medal

The Spirit of Anzac medal given to the player that was judged best on ground was awarded to Storm second rower Tohu Harris.

Harris fended off strong competition from Cameron Smith and Cam Munster, but was presented with the medal after a fantastic all-round performance.

The Kiwi ran for a game-high 224 metres and laid 25 tackles, and was also able to find the try-line in the Storm's 42-point demolition.