2008 Melbourne Storm season

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2008 Melbourne Storm season
NRL 1st
Play-off result Runner Up
2008 record Wins: 17; Draws: 0; Losses: 7
Points scored For: 584; Against: 282
Team information
CEO Brian Waldron
Coach Craig Bellamy
Captain
Stadium Olympic Park Stadium
Top scorers
Tries Greg Inglis (17)
Goals Cameron Smith (77)
Points Cameron Smith (170)
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The 2008 Melbourne Storm season was the 11th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2008 Telstra Premiership and finished the regular season as minor premiers before reaching the grand final in which they were beaten by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 40-0, the largest margin in grand final history. The minor premiership won by the Storm in 2008 was later stripped by the NRL in 2010 when it was revealed the club had been in breach of salary cap rules.


Games[edit]

Match Opponent Result Mel. Opp. Date Venue
Trial Match Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 56 10 15 Feb Bluetongue Stadium
Trial Match Halifax Blue Sox Win 26 10 22 Feb Shay Stadium
WCC Leeds Rhinos Loss 4 11 29 Feb Elland Road
Rd. 1 New Zealand Warriors Win 32 18 17 Mar Telstra Dome
Rd. 2 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Loss 16 17 23 Mar Olympic Park
Rd. 3 Sydney Roosters Loss 6 10 29 Mar Sydney Football Stadium
Rd. 4 Brisbane Broncos Win 28 8 4 Apr Olympic Park
Rd. 5 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 26 4 11 Mar Olympic Park
Rd. 6 Canberra Raiders Win 23 16 21 Mar Canberra Stadium
Rd. 7 North Queensland Cowboys Win 12 10 26 Apr Dairy Farmers Stadium
Rd. 8 BYE
Rd. 9 Newcastle Knights Win 18 4 12 May Olympic Park
Rd. 10 St. George Illawarra Dragons Loss 12 36 17 May ANZ Stadium
Rd. 11 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 15 10 24 May Bluetoungue Stadium
Rd. 12 Canterbury Bulldogs Win 46 0 31 May Olympic Park
Rd. 13 Gold Coast Titans Loss 0 18 9 June Skilled Stadium
Rd. 14 BYE
Rd. 15 North Queensland Cowboys Win 48 20 21 June Olympic Park
Rd. 16 Parramatta Eels Loss 22 24 29 June Parramatta Stadium
Rd. 17 Canberra Raiders Win 30 14 6 July Olympic Park
Rd. 18 Wests Tigers Win 30 18 14 July Campbelltown Stadium
Rd. 19 St. George Illawarra Dragons Win 26 0 21 July Olympic Park
Rd. 20 New Zealand Warriors Loss 6 8 27 July Mt Smart Stadium
Rd. 21 Gold Coast Titans Win 44 4 1 August Olympic Park
Rd. 22 Manly Sea Eagles Win 16 10 8 August Brookvale Oval
Rd. 23 Sydney Roosters Win 30 6 15 August Olympic Park
Rd. 24 Penrith Panthers Win 40 6 25 August Penrith Stadium
Rd. 25 Newcastle Knights Loss 16 17 30 August EnergyAustralia Stadium
Rd. 26 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 46 6 7 September Olympic Park
Qualif. Final New Zealand Warriors Loss 15 18 14 September Olympic Park
Semi Final Brisbane Broncos Win 16 14 20 September Suncorp Stadium
Prelim. Final Cronulla Sharks Win 28 0 26 September Sydney Football Stadium
GRAND FINAL Manly Sea Eagles Loss 0 40 5 October ANZ Stadium

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 17 0 7 2 584 282 +302 38
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 17 0 7 2 645 355 +290 38
3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 17 0 7 2 451 384 +67 38
4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 15 0 9 2 511 446 +65 34
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 1 9 2 560 452 +108 33
6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 13 0 11 2 640 527 +113 30
7 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 13 0 11 2 489 378 +111 30
8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 13 0 11 2 502 567 -65 30
9 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 12 0 12 2 516 486 +30 28
10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 2 528 560 -32 26
11 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 11 0 13 2 501 547 -46 26
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 10 1 13 2 504 611 -107 25
13 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 10 0 14 2 476 586 -110 24
14 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 8 0 16 2 453 666 -213 20
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 5 0 19 2 474 638 -164 14
16 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 5 0 19 2 433 782 -349 14

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NRL Honour Board". melbournestorm.com.au. Melbourne Storm. Retrieved 10 February 2014.