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Home Game Storm edge Roosters in thriller

Storm edge Roosters in thriller

Last Updated: 02/07/20 1:32pm

Melbourne Storm celebrate victory

Melbourne Storm celebrate victory

Melbourne Storm celebrate victory

The Melbourne Storm produced a stunning comeback to down the Roosters 27-25 in a golden-point thriller at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.

Trailing 22-12 with 12 minutes remaining the Storm were running out of time, but scored two tries in three minutes through Jahrome Hughes and Paul Momirovski to give them a 24-22 lead.

With two minutes remaining, Kyle Flanagan landed a superb penalty to level the scores before Luke Keary knocked over a field goal to make it 25-24 to the Roosters with a minute on the clock.

Tino Faasuamaleaui of the Storm takes on the Roosters defence Tino Faasuamaleaui of the Storm takes on the Roosters defence

Tino Faasuamaleaui of the Storm takes on the Roosters defence

However, the drama was not over as Ryan Papenhuyzen nailed a one-pointer of his own to send the game into golden time at 25-25.

Jake Friend of the Roosters Jake Friend of the Roosters

Jake Friend of the Roosters

A mistake by a concussed-looking Boyd Cordner at the play the ball area gave momentum to Melbourne. Jake Friend then shoved Dale Finucane to the ground in front of the posts, Cameron Smith stepped up to nail the penalty for the win.

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