The most successful season in the Club’s history as the team managed 21 wins on their way to winning the NRL Grand Final. Storm’s success was built on the back of incredibly defence. Craig Bellamy’s men conceded just 11.5 points per game, the best defensive season in the Club’s history. The year began with seven straight wins and by Round 12 Melbourne had moved into first place, where they remained for the rest of the season. Storm earned redemption from the 2006 Grand Final loss by beating the Broncos 40-0 in the Qualifying final. They faced Manly in the decider, running away with a 34-8 victory as Greg Inglis scored a double on the night to be named the Clive Churchill medalist. Cameron Smith increased his standing as the best player in the game by being awarded the Golden Boot after being named the International Player of the Year while Israel Folau set an NRL rookie record, scoring 21 tries for the season.