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Photos by Michael Shillito
NRL GRAND FINAL - MELBOURNE STORM v PARRAMATTA EELS
Stadium Australia, Sunday 4th October 2009.
Ready to go
The ball is kicked off
Fui Fui Moi Moi runs into
the first tackle
The Storm play the ball
The Eels take a line drop
out
Ryan Hoffman scores the
opening try
The Storm fans celebrate
Cameron Smith adds the
extras
Joel Reddy brings down
Billy Slater
Dane Nielsen plays the
ball
A full house, an electric
atmosphere
The referee blows a
Parramatta penalty
Ben Smith forces a knock
on
Eric Grothe runs around
traffic
Adam Blair scores in the
corner
The Storm cheer girls do
a routine on the sidelines
Nathan Hindmarsh runs
into a tackle
The Storm line waits as
the Eels play the ball
Jarryd Hayne plays the
ball
The Script perform at half
time
More fireworks during the
half time entertainment
The players return for the
second half
Krisnan Inu at dummy half
Jarryd Hayne knocks on
metres short of the line
The Eels continue to
attack
Finally Eric Grothe goes
over and scores
The Parra fans love it
Luke Burt converts and
it's back to 10-6
Fui Fui Moi Moi plays the
ball
Greg Inglis scores a quick
reply for Melbourne
Cameron Smith extends
the lead to 16-6
The Eels run the ball past
half-way
An overcast day is turning
into night
Cooper Cronk feeds a
scrum
Billy Slater scores for the
Storm
The Eels continue to look
for attacking options
The Storm force a line
drop-out
Confirmation of a bumper
grand final crowd
Scrum feed for Jeff
Robson
Joel Reddy scores for the
Eels
Luke Burt converts the try
Fui Fui Moi Moi goes over
in the corner
The video ref awards the
try, and the margin is cut
to just 6 points
Daniel Mortimer plays the
ball
The Storm move the ball
forward
Into field goal position
The drop goal goes over,
Melbourne 23-16
Parramatta play the ball
15 out from their own line
Krisnan Inu is tackled
The Eels struggle to
make field position
The clock counts down,
just seconds to go
It's all over. Melbourne
Storm are champions