Melbourne Storm

If Smith got a penalty for this, why didn't Farah?

Michael Chammas 7:00 PM   For years those south of the border have been holding on to a conspiracy that the Queensland and Storm captain Cameron Smith gets away with murder and is somewhat of a protected species in the game amongst the match officials.

Roosters near-perfect as they blow Storm away

Forward march: Boyd Cordner hits the ball up for the Roosters against Melbourne.

Michael Carayannis 9:57 PM   The Roosters produced arguably their best 80 minutes of their season with a clinical 24-2 win against Melbourne on Monday night

Bellamy labels Storm "soft as butter" and "mentally weak"

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16:  Billy Slater of the Storm and Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs collide after Inglis kicked the ball during the round 10 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at AAMI Park on May 16, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 9:56 PM   Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy described his teams performance as being as "soft as butter" and his side were "we were physically and mentally weak" in their 24-2 loss to the Roosters on Monday night.

Live: Roosters v Storm

Mitchell Pearce and Cooper Cronk.

Paul Zalunardo 8:50 PM   Live coverage, as it happens, of the Melbourne Storm up against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.

Storm bring in Munster as Slater to miss

Storm champion Billy Slater.

Roy Ward   The Storm look likely to rest Slater from Monday's clash but bring him back in for Penrith Panthers on Saturday.

Queensland and Storm star Slater may miss Roosters clash

Ruled out: Billy Slater will take no part in Melbourne's clash with the Roosters but is expected to be fit for the second Origin match in Melbourne.

Adrian Proszenko   Billy Slater has been ruled out of Monday night's blockbuster clash with the Roosters, but the Maroons star is expected to be fit for State of Origin II at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says Ryan Hinchcliffe made for State of Origin

Ryan Hinchcliffe

Roy Ward   Bellamy says Hinchcliffe should get his chance at Origin level.

Melbourne Storm utility Ryan Hinchcliffe ready, able if NSW come calling

Ryan Hinchcliffe

Roy Ward   Ryan Hinchcliffe says he is ready to make his NSW debut if selected.

Storm sound out Eels boss Seward

In demand: Eels CEO Scott Seward.

Michael Chammas   The Melbourne Storm have sounded out Parramatta Eels boss Scott Seward as a potential replacement for departing chief executive Mark Evans.

McKinnon court case would be awkward and uncomfortable for all

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Brad Walter   It is one of the reasons the former Newcastle forward is reluctant to go ahead with legal action against the NRL and Melbourne Storm.

How grand final ban will help Smith play Origin

Cameron Smith  laughs as Issac Luke looks on shortly after Smith kicked Luke in a tackle.

Michael Carayannis   Cameron Smith was shattered when he missed the 2008 grand final. However, it may come back to benefit him this time around.

Slater 'fresher, freer' and eager for State of Origin to begin

Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs and Billy Slater of the Storm have a chat after the game on Saturday.

Roy Ward   Billy Slater is in top form and can't wait for State of Origin to begin.

Cameron Smith defends incident which saw him kick Isaac Luke in the head

The incident: Cameron Smith shortly after his boot made contact with the head of South Sydney hooker Issac Luke (bottom right)

Roy Ward   Melbourne¬†and Queensland captain Cameron Smith says he didn't know he had accidentally kicked South Sydney's Issac Luke in the second half of their match on Saturday night.

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Storm hold out Rabbitohs in gruelling encounter

Will Chambers of the Storm about to score against the Rabbitohs on Saturday.

Roy Ward   Storm's ability to hold the Rabbitohs to just two points in the first half proved the difference.

Bellamy can't split Slater and Inglis

Ready for Rabbitohs: Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm will take on South Sydney Rabbitohs at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

McKinnon weighing up advice to sue

Tribute: Knights forward Alex McKinnon with Knights skipper Kurt Gidley during last year's Rise for Alex round at Hunter Stadium.

Michael Carayannis, Peter FitzSimons   Alex McKinnon is weighing up legal advice to sue the Melbourne Storm and the NRL following the tackle which left the 23-year-old in a wheelchair.

Melbourne Storm rookie Christian Welch lives his dream in surprise debut

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Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm forward Christian Welch is now an NRL first grade player and this is how it happened.

Storm captain sees success in a simple plan

Cameron Smith: "We worked for our points, they came late but we got them on the board at the end."

Roy Ward   Storm captain Cameron Smith happy with the growing belief and focus of his emerging side.

Smith says Slater still the best fullback in the NRL

Mahe Fonua of the Storm congratulates teammate Billy Slater after he scored.

Michael Chammas   Is Billy Slater still the best fullback in the game or has Greg Inglis surpassed him? Craig Bellamy and Cameron Smith think Billy's still No.1.

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Eels lose, Fa'aoso concussion test causes a stir

Off the field: Richie Fa'aoso leaves the field against the Storm.

Michael Chammas   Richie Fa'aoso was taken from the field for a concussion test but the Eels forward was clutching at a shoulder injury. The Eels still got two free interchanges.

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