Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Storm are back...


Star Melbourne fullback Billy Slater steered the Storm to a 16-14 come-from-behind win over Newcastle on Sunday in their NRL clash at AAMI Park.
The victory was Melbourne's third straight and the Knights' fourth successive loss, leaving them outside the top eight.
Newcastle were well positioned for an upset - their first since 2004 on Melbourne's home turf - with a 14-10 lead at halftime thanks to a brace of tries by winger Joey Leilua.
But Ryan Hoffman and Slater combined with 11 minutes left on the clock to tie up the match before Storm skipper Cameron Smith converted to give his team the lead for the first time in the match.
NSW State of Origin star Hoffman was able to get a ball out the back of a tackle and fullback Slater stepped around his Queensland teammate Darius Boyd to score between the posts.
The Storm lacked their usual finishing polish, with gun Queensland halfback Cooper Cronk rested from the game.
His replacement Brett Finch was unable to make the same an impact with an ineffective kicking game.
The Knights, in contrast, started strongly with Leilua spinning out of a Slater tackle to cross in the fifth minute.
Slater was hampered by a knee to his thigh two minutes earlier, although he was able to run out the injury and return to his devastating best.
Newcastle halfback Tyrone Roberts converted and then added a penalty for an 8-0 lead.
The home side were able to get on the scoreboard after repeat sets took their toll on the Knights.
Smith found five-eighth Gareth Widdop, who sent the ball on to centre Maurice Blair to touch down.
But the lead was out to 10 points when Knights five-eighth Jarrod Mullen put a banana kick through which bounced straight into Leilua's arms for him to stroll across the line.
Sisa Waqa made amends late in the half when he scored at the end of a well-worked set move, with the Knights' defence caught short.
The second 40 minutes was an arm-wrestle with Slater's try the only points of the half, the Knights leaving Melbourne empty-handed again.
Craig Gower, who hadn't played in the NRL since 2007, made a successful return after cutting short his Super League contract to join the Knights this week.

BoBA 2013 ISML Predictions: Ruby Match Day 4

ARENA 01: [Yuzuriha Inori] Oshino Shinobu by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 02: Makise Kurisu [Kirigaya Suguha] by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 03: [Takanashi Rikka] Kanzaki H. Aria by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 04: [Takanashi Tōka] Sanka Rea by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 05: [Nibutani Shinka] Akemi Homura by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 06: Nōmi Kudryavka [Konoe Subaru] by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 07: Yūki Mikan [Chitanda Eru] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 08: Kotegawa Yui [Aoyama Nanami] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 09: Natsume Rin [Kashiwazaki Sena] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 10: Kirishima Shōko [Hasegawa Kobato] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 11: [Kuroyukihime] Roromiya Karuta by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 12: Momo Belia Deviluke [Nyarlathotep] by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 13: [Ayano Keiko (Silica)] Kurasaki Fūko (Sky Raker) by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 14: Misaki Mei [Shirakiin Ririchiyo] by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 15: Tōwa Erio [Mikazuki Yozora] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 16: Honma Meiko [Yūki Asuna] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 17: Araragi Karen [Yui] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 18: [Shiina Mashiro] Araragi Tsukihi by >=1300
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 19: Sakura Mikan, Katsuragi Mikan [Nogizaka Mika, Kujiin Mika] by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 20: [Kōsaka Kirino] Kuroi Mato by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 21: Senjōgahara Hitagi [Shana] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 22: [Eucliwood Hellscythe] C.C. by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 23: [Konjiki no Yami] Nymph by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 24: [Saber] Izumi Konata by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 25: [Sengoku Nadeko] Hirasawa Ui by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 26: Katsura Hinagiku [Misaka Mikoto] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 27: Aragaki Ayase [Suzumiya Haruhi] by <=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 28: Nagato Yuki [Akiyama Mio] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 29: Illyasviel von Einzbern [Nakano Azusa] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 30: [Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko)] Furukawa Nagisa by >=1500
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 31: [Louise Vallière] Iwasawa Masami by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 32: [Hirasawa Yui] Holo by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 33: Tōsaka Rin [Charlotte Dunois] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 34: Sakagami Tomoyo [Nakamura Yuri] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 35: Last Order [Tachibana Kanade] by >=1500
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 36: Victorique de Blois [Yui-nyan] by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 37: [Aisaka Taiga] Fujibayashi Kyō by >=1000
Over/Under: 8000
Over