Roosters trample the Storm in Melbourne
The Sydney Roosters travelled down to Melbourne expected to get the two points and they did just that, out performing the Storm across the park to win 32-12.
Leading from start to finish the visitors looked to have wrapped up the result early on and did well to continue to work hard to further extend the lead.
Sonny Bill Williams was brilliant throughout the match showing his full range of skills, constantly causing trouble for the home side.
Taking on the current Queensland and Australian hooker, Jake Friend was outstanding, outperforming Smith who was playing in the unfamiliar position of halfback for a large chunk of the match.
It was the skipper who opened the scoring, a sharp back line movement ending up in the hands of Minichiello who was camped out on the wing.
Both sides were soon down a man when Nuuausala and Norrie were sent to the sin bin for a minor scuffle.
The Storm looked to take advantage but had a try disallowed and the Tricolours took full advantage themselves with two late tries in the first half.
First it was Pearce running through a massive gap set up by a great run and offload by Tuivasa-Sheck.
Next up it was the popular Frenchman, Remi Casty who wrestled his way over the opposition to score his first ever NRL try.
The home side were the first to score after the break when a misread in defence on the try line enabled the Storm to register their first try through Mahe Fonua.
Desperate to ensure concentration didn't slip as it did the week before the Tricolours clamped down and scored almost immediately through a freakish piece of play by Tuivasa-Sheck.
Catching the ball on the sideline out wide with a Storm player directly in front of him the Kiwi international pulled out that brilliant step leaving the defender clutching at air as he dived over touching the ball down just inside the sideline.
Sonny Bill Williams then showed his class running a great line and easily stepping the fullback to put the result beyond doubt.
Minichiello finished off his double in the final minute to seal a good result for the visitors.