Storm power into preliminary finals

A big second half from the home side saw them move to within one win of a grand final berth, as North Queensland will now host Brisbane next weekend in a rematch of last year's decider.

An early second half try to prop Jesse Bromwich would give the Storm a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, as the Storm would quash the demons of last year's preliminary final loss to the Cowboys.

The opening 40 turned out to be a game of two halves, as Melbourne took it to the Cowboys from the outset and dominated the opening 20 minutes.

Wallabies lose second Test against England 23-7

It marked England's first series win on Australian turf, but it was the turf itself that was the biggest talking point as the pitch more closely resembled a sand pit at times.

England had won the first Test 39-28 in Brisbane last week to set up the series victory.

Despite assurances from ground staff in the lead-up to the Test, the sub-standard turf failed to hold up for even the first scrum.