Melbourne Storm is hoping to bounce back from two losses on the road, and not only secure their second win for the season tomorrow night against the Brisbane Broncos, but claim their 400th win as a club.
The side had the opportunity to win their 400th game last week in the grand final replay against Penrith Panthers, however fell short 12-10.
This gives Storm the opportunity to reach the record in front of their home crowd at the Good Friday game at AAMI Park. The win would pair with what is already a special night for the Storm and the Good Friday appeal, who are partnering up for the first time in the appeal’s 90 year history.
A win against the Broncos will also keep the Brisbane side from reaching a milestone of their own – celebrating their 500th club win since joining the NSWRL in 1988.
Last week, ahead of leaving for the Panthers game, Storm coach Craig Bellamy said that the milestone is something that can be celebrated among the players now, but most also be attributed to the clubs past players and coaches.
“The club won a lot of games before I came here. The club was five years old before I came here,” Bellamy said at last Thursday’s press conference.
“It’s a nice milestone, there always seems to be milestones coming up especially in this era.”
Storm and the Broncos have played off against each other 50 times, with Storm well and truly ahead on the winning tally, winning on 34 occasions.
With both sides sitting on one win each, they’ll be hungry to secure a win to inch themselves closer to a spot in the eight. Storm currently sit 11th on the ladder, while the Broncos sit 10th.
Win 400 again, won’t be easy for Storm this week, however with the home advantage and a crowd behind them it could very much be possible that the club will walk off AAMI park tomorrow night celebrating.
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Stats provided by Rugby League Project and are accurate at time of publishing.