2006 Melbourne Storm season

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2006 Melbourne Storm season
NRL 1st
Play-off result Runner Up
2006 record Wins: 20; Draws: 0; Losses: 4
Points scored For: 605; Against: 404
Team information
CEO Brian Waldron
Coach Craig Bellamy
Captain
  • Rotating Captains
Stadium Olympic Park Stadium
Top scorers
Tries Greg Inglis (18)
Steve Turner (18)
Goals Cameron Smith (79)
Points Cameron Smith (178)
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The 2006 Melbourne Storm season was the 9th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2006 Telstra Premiership, winning a record 20 out of 24 regular season games to finish in first place and win the minor premiership, eight points clear of the second-placed Bulldogs.[1] They then reached the grand final as favourites only to lose to the Brisbane Broncos.

The Storm's Queensland trio of Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith and Antonio Kaufusi were selected to make their international debuts for Australia in 2006.

Post-season the Storm farewelled Nathan Friend and Jake Webster (Gold Coast Titans), David Kidwell (South Sydney) and Scott Hill (London Harlequins).[2]

Match results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Mel. Opp. Date Venue
1 New Zealand Warriors Win 22 16 Mar 12 Mt. Smart
2 Sydney Roosters Win 22 18 Mar 19 SFS
3 North Queensland Cowboys Loss 8 40 Mar 25 Dairy Farmers Stadium
4 Wests Tigers Loss 28 30 Apr 2 Leichhardt Oval
5 BYE
6 Penrith Panthers Win 40 18 Apr 15 Hindmarsh Stadium
7 Newcastle Knights Win 52 6 Apr 22 Olympic Park
8 St. George Illawarra Dragons Win 24 10 Apr 29 Olympic Park
9 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 38 14 May 6 Telstra Stadium
10 North Queensland Cowboys Win 18 6 May 13 Olympic Park
11 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Loss 12 34 May 20 Brookvale Oval
12 Melbourne Storm Win 17 16 May 28 Olympic Park
13 Sydney Roosters Win 20 16 Jun 6 Olympic Park
14 Parramatta Eels Win 34 22 Jun 11 Parramatta Stadium
15 Canberra Raiders Win 22 12 Jun 18 Olympic Park
16 Canterbury Bulldogs Win 16 12 Jun 23 Olympic Park
17 BYE
18 Brisbane Broncos Win 10 4 Jul 7 Olympic Park
19 Newcastle Knights Win 24 16 Jul 16 EnergyAustralia Stadium
20 Cronulla Sharks Win 28 12 Jul 21 Olympic Park
21 St. George Illawarra Dragons Win 34 24 Jul 30 Oki Jubilee Stadium
22 Wests Tigers Win 46 4 Aug 5 Olympic Park
23 Brisbane Broncos Win 18 12 Aug 13 Suncorp Stadium
24 New Zealand Warriors Loss 20 24 Aug 19 Olympic Park
25 Canberra Raiders Win 22 18 Aug 26 Canberra Stadium
26 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 30 20 Sep 2 Olympic Park
Qualifying Final Parramatta Eels Win 12 6 Sep 10 Olympic Park
Preliminary Final St. George Illawarra Dragons Win 24 10 Sep 23 Telstra Stadium
GRAND FINAL Brisbane Broncos Loss 8 15 Oct 1 Telstra Stadium

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B F A PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 20 0 4 2 605 404 +201 44
2 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 16 0 8 2 608 468 +140 36
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 0 10 2 497 392 +105 32
4 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 14 0 10 2 608 538 +70 32
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly 24 14 0 10 2 534 493 +41 32
6 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra 24 14 0 10 2 519 481 +38 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 13 0 11 2 525 573 -48 30
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 12 0 12 2 506 483 +23 28
9 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 11 0 13 2 450 463 -13 26
10 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 12 0 12 2 552 463 +89 24
11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 10 0 14 2 490 565 -75 24
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 10 0 14 2 510 587 -77 24
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 9 0 15 2 515 544 -29 22
14 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 8 0 16 2 528 650 -122 20
15 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 3 0 21 2 429 772 -343 10
  • Melbourne Storm were stripped of four competition points due to breaches of the National Rugby League salary cap.

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AAP (2001-10-02). "Broncos claim premiership". tvnz.co.nz (Television New Zealand Limited). Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (2001-10-01). "Rock-solid Smith revels in leader's role". The Age (Fairfax digital). Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  3. ^ "NRL Honour Board". melbournestorm.com.au. Melbourne Storm. Retrieved 10 February 2014.