The Melbourne Storm have bounced back with comprehensive 20-0 shutout of the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium.
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The Storm were dominated by the Roosters on Monday night but they have recovered to completely dominate the Panthers.
The visitors had to cope without Billy Slater again but it didn’t prove to be a problem against a lacklustre Penrith.
Melbourne had a bit of luck to open the scoring.
Cooper Cronk’s kick rebounded and bounced perfectly for Blake Green to score.
The Storm’s second try was courtesy of a brilliant fend from Cameron Munster.
Green got his second four-pointer of the night with a special little dummy. It was too easy for the five-eighth who strolled over.
Melbourne had a comfortable 16-0 lead at half time.
Cameron Smith slotted a penalty on 47 minutes to go to 18-0.
Penrith tried to get back into the game but produced error after error. It just wasn’t their night.
Another penalty gave the Storm a comfortable 20-point lead.
The Panthers ball-handling let them down and Melbourne’s defence was impressive.
Ivan Cleary and Penrith have a lot of work to do to their season around.