2012 Melbourne Storm season

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2012 Melbourne Storm season
NRL Rank 2nd
Play-off result Premiers
2012 record Wins: 17; Draws: 0; Losses: 7
Points scored For: 579; Against: 361
Team information
CEO Ron Gauci
Coach Craig Bellamy
Captain
Stadium AAMI Park – 30,050
Top scorers
Tries Billy Slater (16)
Goals Cameron Smith (78)
Points Cameron Smith (164)
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The 2012 Melbourne Storm season was the club's 15th NRL season. Coached by Craig Bellamy and captained by Cameron Smith, they competed in and won the NRL's 2012 Telstra Premiership. The first 9 weeks of the season were very successful, with the club winning all games for what was at the time their best start to a season. From Round 10 to Round 21 they won only 3 games and lost 7, including a 5-game losing streak between Rounds 16 and 21, their second worst ever. From Round 22 onward they recovered their winning form and finished the regular season with five straight wins, finishing in second place. The Storm then went on to defeat South Sydney and Manly in the finals series before going on to face minor premiers, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final, winning 14-4 to claim the Premiership.

Jersey[edit]

In 2012 the Storm jerseys were made by Kooga. Both the predominantly purple 'home' jersey, and the predominantly white 'away' jersey for 2012 were first instituted by the club in 2010.

Special jerseys[edit]

  • Round 5 (NRL Heritage round): replica of the original 1998 jersey.
  • Round 12 (vs the Brisbane Broncos): a special silver V with purple camouflage jersey.[1] A similar jersey was worn in the same game in 2011.
  • Round 19 (vs the North Queensland Cowboys): a one-off promotional jersey was worn to promote The Dark Knight Rises. The jersey was predominantly black with the Batman logo on the front and back.[2]
  • Round 22 (vs the Penrith Panthers): the "Close the Gap" jersey.[3] "Close the Gap" is an Oxfam initiative to influence Australian government healthcare and Indigenous policies with an aim to achieve health equality for Indigenous Australians by 2030.[4] The NRL began supporting this campaign with a "Close the Gap Round" in 2010.[5]

Season summary[edit]

  • Round 3 - Billy Slater scored two tries against the Gold Coast Titans to take his career total to 130, becoming the highest try scoring fullback in Australian Rugby League history.[6]
  • Round 4 - Billy Slater scored a try double for the fourth consecutive week, a career first.
  • Round 5 (Heritage Round) - The Storm celebrated their 15th Anniversary and Bryan Norrie played his 50th game.
  • Round 7 - The Storm equalled their best start to a season (2007) with their 7th straight win.
  • Round 8 - The Storm recorded an eighth straight win over the New Zealand Warriors, completing the best start to a season in the club's history.
  • Round 9 - The Storm won their ninth straight game.
  • Round 10 - The Storm conceded their first match of the season in an away game, losing 12-10 to the Cronulla Sharks.
  • Round 12 - Will Chambers played his 50th NRL game while Todd Lowrie played his 50th game for the Storm,
  • Round 13 - Todd Lowrie played his 150th NRL game.
  • Round 14 - Craig Bellamy coached his 250th game for the Melbourne Storm against the Wests Tigers.
  • Round 19 - Cooper Cronk played his 200th NRL game.
  • Round 20 - With their fourth consecutive loss, the Storm equalled their second worst losing streak in the club's history to date.
  • Round 21 - With their fifth consecutive loss, the Storm recorded a new second-worst losing streak. It was the Storm's longest losing streak during Craig Bellamy's ten-year tenure.[7]
  • Round 22 - The Storm ended their losing streak with a 46-6 defeat of the Penrith Panthers. The game was notable for Sisa Waqa scoring the NRL season's fastest try after only 35 seconds of play. It was also the Storm's biggest score of the season.
  • Round 23 - Mahe Fonua made his debut as the first fully born and bred Victorian to play NRL for the Storm.[8] Jessie Bromwich also played his 50th game for the Storm.
  • Round 24 - Cameron Smith scored his 1300th career point.
  • Round 25 - The Storm recorded a 20-18 win against the Cronulla Sharks with two tries inside the final three minutes of play, after trailing 18-10. The result meant that the Storm's overall wins percentage increased to 63.64%, elevating the Storm to first place on the 'all-time' score table for the first time, ahead of the Brisbane Broncos.
  • Finals Week 1 - The Storm began their finals campaign with a win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs, earning them a week's break and a home preliminary final.
  • Finals Week 3 - The Storm completed a 40 - 12 defeat of Manly to secure a spot in the 2012 NRL Grand Final against the Canterbury Bulldogs.
  • Grand Final - The Storm defeated the Canterbury Bulldogs 14 - 4 to claim the 2012 NRL premiership. Cameron Smith, while having a bad night with the boot (1 from 5 attempts), kicked his 600th career goal. The Grand Final was also notable because it was the first to feature a scoreless second half of football.

Milestone games[edit]

Round Player Milestone
Round 1 Siosaia Vave Storm debut
Round 2 Jason Ryles Storm debut
Round 5 Bryan Norrie 50th Storm game
Round 12 Michael Greenfield Storm debut
Round 12 Will Chambers 50th game
Round 12 Todd Lowrie 50th Storm game
Round 13 Todd Lowrie 150th NRL game
Round 14 Craig Bellamy 250th game coached
Round 19 Cooper Cronk 200th game
Round 20 Richard Fa'aoso Storm debut
Round 23 Jesse Bromwich 50th game
Round 23 Mahe Fonua NRL debut

Statistics[edit]

Statistics source:[9] Statistics current following the Grand Final.

Name App T G FG Pts Goal%
Maurice Blair 4 0 0 0 0
Jesse Bromwich 27 2 0 0 8
Will Chambers 18 13 0 0 52
Cooper Cronk 26 10 0 1 41
Matt Duffie 17 10 0 0 40
Richard Fa'aoso 6 0 0 0 0
Mahe Fonua 4 1 0 0 4
Michael Greenfield 1 0 0 0 0
Ryan Hinchcliffe 27 4 0 0 16
Ryan Hoffman 27 11 0 0 44
Luke Kelly 1 0 0 0 0
Rory Kostjasyn 14 1 0 0 4
Jaiman Lowe 15 1 0 0 4
Todd Lowrie 23 4 0 0 16
Sika Manu 19 3 0 0 12
Dane Nielsen 22 7 0 0 28
Bryan Norrie 25 2 0 0 8
Justin O'Neill 21 11 0 0 44
Kevin Proctor 23 6 0 0 24
Anthony Quinn 20 3 0 0 12
Jason Ryles 22 1 0 0 4
Billy Slater 21 16 0 0 64
Cameron Smith 25 2 78 0 164 69.03% (78/113)
Siosaia Vave 14 0 0 0 0
Sisa Waqa 11 7 0 0 28
Gareth Widdop 26 4 12 0 40 80.00% (12/14)
26 players used - 119 90 1 657 70.31% (90/128)

Most points in a game: 14

  • Cameron Smith with 1 try and 5 goals vs Manly in Round 15 (18 June 2012).
  • Cameron Smith with 7 goals vs Penrith in Round 22 (4 August 2012).

Most tries in a game: 3

  • Will Chambers vs New Zealand in Round 8 (25 April 2012).
  • Justin O'Neill vs Penrith in Round 9 (5 May 2012).


Fixtures[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
3 March Round 1 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra Win 19-24 Slater (2), Cronk, O'Neill Smith 4/4 7,862 [10]
11 March Round 2 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 24-10 Nielsen (2), Slater (2), Duffie Smith 2/4 15,872 [11]
18 March Round 3 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Gold Coast Win 6-30 Duffie (2), Slater (2), Manu, Quinn Smith 2/5, Widdop 1/1 11,254 [12]
24 March Round 4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 44-4 Slater (2), Cronk (2), Nielsen, Proctor, Hoffman, Chambers Smith 5/7, Widdop 1/1 11,897 [13]
31 March Round 5 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 34-22 Widdop, Duffie, Hoffman, Slater, Chambers, Lowrie Smith 5/6 11,369 [14]
8 April Round 6 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Win 18-42 Duffie (2), Proctor (2), Chambers (2), Hinchcliffe, Ryles Smith 5/8 20,206 [15]
14 April Round 7 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 12-6 Hinchcliffe, Hoffman Smith 2/2, Cronk 0/1 (FG) 14,912 [16]
25 April Round 8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 32-14 Chambers (3), Nielsen (2), O'Neill Smith 4/6 20,333 [17]
5 May Round 9 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers Centrebet Stadium, Penrith Win 10-44 O'Neill (3), Duffie, Cronk, Hoffman, Chambers, Hinchcliffe Smith 5/7, Widdop 1/1 9,517 [18]
13 May Round 10 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Endeavour Field, Cronulla Loss 12-10 Nielsen, Duffie Smith 1/2 14,595 [19]
18–21 May Round 11 Bye
25 May Round 12 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 34-10 Lowrie (2), Slater (2), Chambers, O'Neill Widdop 5/6 13,200 [20]
3 June Round 13 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 10-22 Widdop, Lowe, Chambers, Smith Smith 3/5 20,487 [21]
8 June Round 14 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers AAMI Park, Melbourne Loss 6-10 Nielsen Widdop 1/2 11,274 [22]
18 June Round 15 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Manly Win 22-26 Lowrie, Smith, Norrie, Duffie Smith 5/5 12,106 [23]
24 June Round 16 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Virgin Australia Stadium, Mackay Loss 20-4 Quinn Smith 0/1 11,876 [24]
29 June-2 July Round 17 Bye
7 July Round 18 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders AAMI Park, Melbourne Loss 12-40 O'Neill (2) Widdop 2/2 12,214 [25]
14 July Round 19 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys AAMI Park, Melbourne Loss 16-20 Duffie, Quinn, Widdop Smith 2/3 10,688 [26]
21 July Round 20 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta Loss 16-10 Kostjasyn, Hoffman Smith 1/2 9,029 [27]
27 July Round 21 St. George colours.svg St George-Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Wollongong Loss 26-18 Chambers, Hinchcliffe, Proctor Smith 3/3 11,477 [28]
4 August Round 22 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 46-6 Cronk (2), O'Neill (2), Waqa (2), Bromwich, Manu Smith 7/8 9,223 [29]
10 August Round 23 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 24-16 Slater, Cronk, Hoffman, Widdop Smith 4/4 9,108 [30]
17 August Round 24 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Win 18-19 Waqa (2), Cronk Smith 3/3, Cronk 1/1 (FG) 41,467 [31]
27 August Round 25 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 20-18 Hoffman (2), Waqa, Chambers Smith 2/4 12,847 [32]
1 September Round 26 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Leichhardt Oval, Balmain Win 6-26 Hoffman, Manu, Norrie, Proctor, Waqa Smith 3/5 10,834 [33]

Finals[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
8 September Week 1 - Qualifying Final South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 24-6 Hoffman, Slater, Fonua, Waqa Smith 4/5 19,750 [34]
21 September Week 3 - Preliminary Final Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 40-12 Cronk (2), Slater (2), Chambers, Bromwich, Proctor Smith 5/8, Widdop 1/1 25,543 [35]
30 September Week 4 - Grand Final Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Win 4-14 Hoffman, O'Neill, Slater Smith 1/5 82,976 [36]

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 18 0 6 2 568 369 +199 40
2 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm (P) 24 17 0 7 2 579 361 +218 38
3 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 16 0 8 2 559 438 +121 36
4 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 16 0 8 2 497 403 +94 36
5 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 15 0 9 2 597 445 +152 34
6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 545 536 +9 30
7 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 12 1 11 2 445 441 +4 29
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 12 0 12 2 481 447 +34 28
9 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 11 0 13 2 405 438 -33 26
10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 2 506 551 -45 26
11 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 10 0 14 2 449 477 -28 24
12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 448 488 -40 24
13 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 8 1 15 2 462 626 -164 21
14 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 8 0 16 2 497 609 -112 20
15 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 8 0 16 2 409 575 -166 20
16 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 6 0 18 2 431 674 -243 16

2012 Coaches[edit]

2012 Squad[edit]

As of 16 July 2013.

No. Nat. Player Pos First match with club Previous club
55 Australia Cameron Smith (c) HK 2002 Australia Melbourne Storm
60 Australia Billy Slater FB 2003 Australia Melbourne Storm
62 Australia Ryan Hoffman SR,LK 2003 Australia Melbourne Storm
73 Australia Cooper Cronk HB 2004 Australia Melbourne Storm
93 Australia Anthony Quinn WG,CE 2007 Australia Newcastle Knights
98 Australia Will Chambers CE 2007 Australia Queensland Reds
99 New Zealand Sika Manu SR 2007 Australia Melbourne Storm
105 Australia Dane Nielsen WG,CE 2008 Australia Melbourne Storm
106 New Zealand Kevin Proctor SR 2008 Australia Melbourne Storm
110 Australia Ryan Hinchcliffe HK,LK 2009 Australia Canberra Raiders
116 Australia Luke Kelly FE,HB 2009 Australia Melbourne Storm
119 New Zealand Jesse Bromwich PR 2010 Australia Melbourne Storm
120 Republic of Ireland Rory Kostjasyn HK,LK 2010 Australia Melbourne Storm
122 Australia Todd Lowrie SR,LK 2010 Australia Parramatta Eels
123 Australia Bryan Norrie PR 2010 Australia Cronulla Sharks
124 New Zealand Matt Duffie WG,CE 2010 Australia Melbourne Storm
125 England Gareth Widdop HB 2010 Australia Melbourne Storm
127 Vanuatu Justin O'Neill WG 2010 Australia Sydney Roosters
130 Australia Jaiman Lowe PR,SR 2011 Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs
135 Australia Maurice Blair WG,CE 2011 Australia Penrith Panthers
136 Fiji Sisa Waqa CE,WG 2011 Australia Sydney Roosters
138 Samoa Jack Afamasaga PR 2011 Australia Cronulla Sharks
139 Tonga Siosaia Vave PR 2012 Australia Cronulla Sharks
140 Australia Jason Ryles PR 2012 Australia Sydney Roosters
141 Australia Michael Greenfield SR,LK 2012 Australia St George Illawarra Dragons
142 Tonga Richard Fa'aoso PR,SR 2012 Australia Newcastle Knights
143 Tonga Mahe Fonua CE 2012 Australia Melbourne Storm
- New Zealand Slade Griffen HK Yet to Debut Australia Melbourne Storm
- Australia Mitch Johnson FB,WG Yet to Debut Australia Melbourne Storm
- New Zealand Kenny Bromwich PR,LK Yet to Debut Australia Melbourne Storm
- Australia Jordan McLean PR Yet to Debut Australia Melbourne Storm
- Australia Mitch Garbutt PR,SR Yet to Debut Australia Newcastle Knights
- Australia Ben Hampton HB Yet to Debut Australia Melbourne Storm
- Samoa Kirisome Auva'a WG Yet to Debut Australia Melbourne Storm
New Zealand Matt McGahan HB,FE Yet to Debut Australia Melbourne Storm
New Zealand Shea Moylan WG,FB -Yet to Debut Australia Brisbane Broncos

2012 player movement[edit]

2012 squad signings

Name From Notes
Jason Ryles Sydney Roosters
Will Chambers Queensland Reds
Ryan Hoffman Wigan Warriors
Michael Greenfield St. George

2012 squad transfers

Name To Notes
Troy Thompson No Team Retired
Beau Champion Gold Coast Titans
Adam Blair Wests Tigers
Dane Chisholm Wests Tigers
Adam Woolnough No Team Retired
Sione Kite Widnes
Chase Stanley St. George
Atelea Vea St. George
Robert Rochow Newcastle Knights

Representative honours[edit]

The following players have played a representative match in 2012. (C) = Captain

All Stars Match City Vs Country ANZAC Test State of Origin 1 State of Origin 2 State of Origin 3 VB Test[37]
Cooper Cronk
NRL All Stars
Australia
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Australia
Ryan Hoffman
City
Australia
Ryan Hinchcliffe
Country
Billy Slater
Australia
Queensland
Queensland
Australia
Cameron Smith
Australia (C)
Queensland (C)
Queensland (C)
Queensland (C)
Australia (C)
Jesse Bromwich
New Zealand
New Zealand
Dane Nielsen
Queensland
Kevin Proctor
New Zealand

Awards[edit]

Trophy Cabinet[edit]

Melbourne Storm Awards Night[edit]

Dally M Awards Night[edit]

On 4 August 2012, the 2012 Dally M Awards were held.[39]

RLIF Awards Night[edit]

On 17 October 2012 the RLIF held their annual award ceremony[40] and presented a number of awards to Melbourne Storm personnel including naming Cameron Smith the International Rugby League Player of the year.

Additional Awards[edit]

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