2008 Melbourne Storm season
|2008 Melbourne Storm season|
|Play-off result||Runner Up|
|2008 record||Wins: 17; Draws: 0; Losses: 7|
|Points scored||For: 584; Against: 282|
|Stadium||Olympic Park Stadium|
|Tries||Greg Inglis (17)|
|Goals||Cameron Smith (77)|
|Points||Cameron Smith (170)|
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.
Despite losing seven games, Storm managed to finish in top spot on the NRL ladder for a third successive season. They had to wait until the final game to do it though, defeating South Sydney 42-4. A loss to the Warriors in the Qualifying final meant Storm had to do it the hard way and they did just that, defeating the Broncos and Sharks on the road. That tough road eventually caught up with Melbourne in the decider, which they lost to Manly.
Matt Geyer became the first Storm player to reach 250 games while Billy Slater followed on from Cameron Smith the previous year, earning the Golden boot award as the best player in the world. 
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