Smith praises Storm’s ruth­less­ness in rout

Herald on Sunday - - SPORT -

Mel­bourne cap­tain Cameron Smith says his team smelt “blood in the wa­ter” as they dished out an 11-try thrash­ing of South Syd­ney to reaf­firm their NRL ti­tle sta­tus. Up 36-0 half­time, the mi­nor pre­miers could have shut up shop at AAMI Park but in­stead piled on an­other five tries for a 64-6 vic­tory. “That’s one of the more com­plete per­for­mances that the team has played in quite a long time,” Smith said. “It was like there was a bit of blood in the wa­ter where the boys went for the kill and that’s the pleas­ing thing. We could have put our feet up and counted down the last 40 min­utes but we went straight back to work.”

The Yan­kees and Tigers go at it.

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