The Melbourne Storm suffered a devastating defeat in the NRL Finals Series after winning the Minor Premiership during the 2019 season. Craig Bellamy’s men were outstanding during the regular season, losing only four of their 24 matches, notching 20 victories to top the table. They finished comfortably ahead of the Sydney Roosters for the Minor Premiership, the fourth time they achieved the feat in the last 10 years.
Melbourne Storm failed for the second season on the bounce in the NRL playoffs, suffering a defeat in the Preliminary Final at the hands of the Sydney Roosters. The Storm won the Minor Premier for the third time in four years, but were unable to rise to the occasion in the post-season as they were forced to watch their the Roosters claim the Grand Final crown once again.
Earlier on Tuesday, rugby league star Suliasi Vunivalu signed a two-year deal with the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby. The Fiji-native played in the Rugby Union while schooling in New Zealand, before linking with the Melbourne Storm where he quickly set the National Rugby League ablaze crossing 72 times in 94 appearances.
Brookvale Oval – 21,000 - seater Rugby Stadium
Situated in Brookvale park in Brookvale, New South Wales, Australia is Brookvale Oval, a rugby stadium and one of Australia’s finest sporting grounds. This stadium also goes by its commercial sponsorship name – Lottoland, which is the name of a jackpot betting company. This state-of-the-art rugby stadium is the property of the Northern Beaches Council.
Betfred Super League can confirm the World Club Challenge between St Helens and the NRL’s Sydney Roosters will take place at The Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday 22 February (TV kick off 7:45pm local Time). Please see TV Kick-Off Times for UK, Australia, New Zealand and USA below.
TV Coverage: The game will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. Coverage for Australia is yet to be confirmed but more than likely Fox Sports will cover the game. Sky Sports in New Zealand will also more than likely cover the clash.