The Melbourne Storm were too strong against a struggling Cronulla Sharks and have posted their second win of 2015.
The Storm were victorious 36-18 after a strong opening spell at AAMI Park.
Cronulla’s defence leaked tries early, Tohu Harris forcing his way over. Cooper Cronk added the second try and then the Kiwi forward was in again.
Harris was too strong to stop from short range.
At 18-0 it looked like it was going to be a long night for the Sharks. Jeff Robson gave them some hope courtesy of some top offloads.
But that didn’t slow the Storm down. Early in the second half it was Marika Koroibete who got in on the action.
Cameron Smith got the next try for Melbourne before Will Chambers posted his own four-pointer.
The Sharks defence was feeble. They got over the line twice in the final 20 minutes, first through Valentine Holmes and then by David Fifita.
But the Storm was well in front and their lead was never really threatened. Cronulla’s winless start to the NRL season continues.