Melbourne have owned Brisbane for a long time now and even with the Broncos making a return to finals football this year it is unlikely they are going to push the Storm.
There is no bigger domination of one team over another than that of Melbourne over Brisbane. The numbers are staggering. The Storm have won 11 straight against the Broncos with 28 wins in the last 32 meetings. Since 2008, the Storm have covered 22 of 29. Melbourne have posted 30-plus in nine of the last 10 matches against Brisbane with the last 10 all double digit wins. The Storm have won 11 straight against the Broncos at Suncorp with five of the last six by 28-plus.
The Storm get a boost this week with Jahrome Hughes returning. They have covered nine of 12 at Suncorp the last four years and they cover at 67% off a win of 13 or more.
The Broncos’ form has gone south the last few weeks with two losses and a poor win against the Knights,
Melbourne should win and win well.
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David Nofoaluma broke through for his first try with the Storm last week and is primed for double digit tries for the third straight season.
Xavier Coates has 12 tries in 13 games since joining the Storm.
Corey Oates has 19 tries in 19 games this season and scored a double when he last met the Storm.
Jahrome Hughes has 11 tries in 18 games this year and he has a great record against Brisbane with seven tries in seven games against the Broncos. He scored a double when the teams met in Round 15.
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