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Redemption tastes sweet for Bellamy's resilient men

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Perfect Storm blitz Bulldogs in NRL decider

Melbourne Storm have defeated minor premiers the Cantebury Bulldogs to win the 2012 NRL premiership.

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It won't go down as the greatest grand final, and certainly won't be considered the greatest night for rugby league, given the fallout ahead of us. But Melbourne's second official premiership is something worthy of greatness.

Both teams have rebuilt remarkably but the Storm's effort to fight back from their catastrophe of 2010 is something to celebrate. And they no doubt will, knowing no one will take this one away from them.

Ryan Hoffman scores the first try for the Melbourne Storm. Click for more photos

2012 NRL Grand Final

All the action from the 2012 NRL Grand Final between the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium, Homebush. Photos by Brendan Esposito, Quentin Jones, Dave Tease and Chris Lane. Selected Images available from www.fairfaxsyndication.com. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH. Photo: Brendan Esposito

  • Ryan Hoffman scores the first try for the Melbourne Storm.
  • Action during the first half of the 2012 NRL Grand Final between Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs The Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium.
  • Sam Perrett scores for the Bulldogs during the 2012 NRL Grand Final.
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