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SportStorm thump Sharks in NRL, Smith hits 400

16:52  13 july  2019
16:52  13 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Melbourne have hammered Cronulla 40-16 to ensure a fitting celebration for their captain NRL Cameron Smith , who is first player to reach 400 premiership games.

A humble Cameron Smith has heaped praise on the “individuals who helped me get to 400 ” NRL games following the Storms emphatic 40-16 win over the Sharks on It was a fitting victory in light of the momentous occasion as the NRL ’s most capped player notched an unprecedented 400 games.

Storm thump Sharks in NRL, Smith hits 400© AAP Cameron Smith of the Storm kicks a conversion during the Round 17 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Melbourne have delivered a fitting celebration for skipper Cameron Smith's 400-game milestone with a thumping 40-16 NRL win over Cronulla at AAMI Park.

Storm thump Sharks in NRL, Smith hits 400
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The competition leaders survived a second-half stumble on Saturday night when the Sharks fought back to within two points before the Storm piled on a further four tries to secure victory.

It was sweet revenge as the Sharks were the last team to beat Melbourne in round eight.

Humble Smith heaps praise on peers in 400th

Humble Smith heaps praise on peers in 400th Melbourne have hammered Cronulla 40-16 to ensure a fitting celebration for their captain NRL Cameron Smith, who is first player to reach 400 premiership games.

NRL marathon man Cameron Smith dominated headlines pre-match then carried that man-of-the-moment vibe on to the field with a dominant performance in Melbourne’s 40-16 victory over the Sharks at AAMI Park. A crowd of more than 22,000 was on hand to see Smith become the first player in the

Melbourne Storm thump Cronulla Sharks , Cameron Smith hits 400 NRL games. The Storm lost their cool in round four, when the Sharks successfully riled their opposition in a 14-6 triumph. Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita in particular made it his mission to get in the face of Smith and fellow Queensland

The party started early, with a light show and tributes from former teammates Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater, before Smith - wearing custom-made gold boots - ran on to the field.

Five-eighth Cameron Munster kept the crowd on their feet as he opened the scoring in the fourth minute when he ran onto Jahrome Hughes grubber into the in-goal.

The Sharks settled with winger Aaron Gray, part of a reshuffle after Matt Moylan's withdrawal, scoring in the 11th minute via a sweeping backline move.

The remainder of the first half was all Storm as they took advantage of some sloppy Sharks handling and discipline to charge to an 18-4 lead.

Cronulla's cause wasn't helped with Josh Dugan limping off from fullback with a hamstring injury.

But Melbourne looked like they'd popped the cork too early, with the Sharks on the hunt early in the second stanza.

Tries to Kurt Capewell and Shaun Johnson in four minutes pulled the visitors back to trail only 18-16 before Smith gathered his troops into a huddle.

His words hit home with Melbourne regrouping and crossing twice in four minutes - through Brodie Croft and Justin Olam - to skip away unchallenged and ensure Smith's record night ended in style.

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