No catching Lil Papi!#NRLStormEels#TelstraPremiership pic.twitter.com/8NO35LxiJg. A moment late in Melbourne’s NRL qualifying final win over the Parramatta Eels has been widely panned with the NRL now investigating. The brave Eels, working on about 40 per cent possession for the match, locked it up at 18-18 with half an hour to play but Melbourne blew them away with tries to Jesse Bromwich, Brenko Lee and Ryan Papenhuyzen in the space of just seven minutes.

“There are so many reason why this (a referee calling time off for cramp) should not be part of the game,” he said. "I have a bad back that has transferred into my hamstring problems so I'm trying to be active and getting treatment on that with a few massages a week." At the time, Fox League commentator Andrew Voss said “oh come on, he doesn’t need doctors help” when the game was stopped by Klein when the Storm trainer called out. The Storm play the Roosters at AAMI Park on Saturday night at 7.30pm. NRL: The NRL are seeking an explanation from the Melbourne Storm over a trainer requesting to stop play for what appeared to be just a cramp. The NRL has reportedly launched an investigation into a Melbourne Storm trainer who called for a stop late in the game against the Parramatta … The Fijian flyer went down late in the Parramatta playoff, with the Storm trainer concerned about another hamstring injury and stopping play, which resulted in a fine for the club. Career By Season Summary Scoring Kicking Attack Passing Defence Bathurst 2020: Renee Gracie, adult star slams Supercars, Sup... Bathurst 2020: Supercars news, Camaro joining, Scott McLaugh... AFL 2020: Gary Ablett, Daniel Rich, legends clash, Geelong d... AFL news: Geelong defeats Brisbane Lions, Matthew Richardson... NRL news 2020: Penrith Panthers sex tape scandal, Tyrone May... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Voss added: “That is outrageous with Parramatta on a roll”. Signing a two-year deal to play Super Rugby with Queensland, Vunivalu said it was sinking in that his time with Melbourne was coming to an end.

Vunivalu has praised his fellow Fijian all season for the example he has set for him. The NRL profile of Suliasi Vunivalu including career statistics, season stats, games, tries, goals, tackles and fantasy scores. A long Papenhuyzen break set up the first to Suliasi Vunivalu, via a conventional back-line move through Parramatta’s patchwork left edge, then the Storm produced a 70-metre classic of their own thanks to two offloads that was finished off by Papenhuyzen.

The NRL is considering issuing the Storm a breach notice for the incident with rules stopping trainers from “attempts to unnecessarily stop play for tactical reasons”. "I'm very happy with the win and we got another week off to rest it. The Eels doubled their lead 20 minutes later with a breath-taking 70m team try off a Storm spilled ball that was started and finished by Clint Gutherson. All times AEDT (GMT +11). The Fijian flyer went down late in the Parramatta playoff, with the Storm trainer concerned about another hamstring injury and stopping play, which resulted in a fine for the club. Every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand with no-ad breaks during play. Home; Random; Nearby; Log in; Settings; Donate; About Wikipedia; Disclaimers "Both are really smart kids in the way they pick up anything you show them and Suli is a little older than Israel who was 17 when he played a full season and 18 playing in the grand final. Klein then replied to Eels captain Clint Gutherson’s protests that: “the trainer’s put his hand up and that’s all we’re going to worry about”. The NRL has reportedly launched an investigation into a Melbourne Storm trainer who called for a stop late in the game against the Parramatta Eels on Saturday night. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. "When you have another Fijian playing in your team we work hard together to make the other one better," Vunivalu said. 2019 average metres: 2,895m (125.9m per game) Rep honours: 6 x games for NSW, 2 x games for Australia, 2 x games for Indigenous All Stars, 1x game for NSW City. And all that momentum was arrested by Vunivalu going down in back play with a cramp of all things.

During his time in rugby league, the electrifying winger has broken the record for the most tries of any player in his first two seasons and currently has a total of 72 tries in 94 appearances for the Storm – including 11 in the 2019 season. Missing Melbourne's preliminary final loss to the Sydney Roosters last year, the 24-year-old feared history could be repeating itself. The rugby-bound winger has suffered left hamstring issues all season while he was also sidelined with a broken jaw with the injuries limiting him to 15 games. "He says some things for me to work on, I just say 'yep coach'," Vunivalu said with a laugh. While it’s not uncommon for players to feign injury late in a game to run down the clock, the latest tactic has drown the ire of many, including The Daily Telegraph reporter and NRL 360 host Paul Kent. Fiji born Suliasi Vunivalu scored a try in Storm’s 36-24 win over the Eels in Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Suliasi Vunivalu is keeping the Melbourne masseur working overtime as he tries to keep his troublesome hamstring in shape for the Storm's NRL preliminary final next Friday night.

"That try was made during the week when Billy Slater said to me their backline was pretty small so I had to go out there and dominate in the air," Vunivalu said.

Parramatta had momentum the clock was winding down, they had probably three sets left in the game, they needed to keep going with Melbourne on the back foot. Signing a two-year deal to play Super Rugby with Queensland, Vunivalu said it was sinking in that his time with Melbourne was coming to an end. The rugby-bound winger has suffered left hamstring issues all season while he was also sidelined with a broken jaw with the injuries limiting him to 15 games. Melbourne Storm's Suliasi Vunivalu gets crunched earlier this year. Vunivalu will keep an eye on the Wallabies Bledisloe Cup match in New Zealand on Sunday, hopeful that he could follow ex-Storm winger Marika Koroibete into the Test side. 2019 was a breakout season for Suliasi Vunivalu with 11 tries in 24 games, tieing him for 16th in the league, and his 82 tackle breaks good for 26th. "He's (Koroibete) been killing it in rugby union and it gives me confidence I can do what he's doing." The Eels lost winger Maika Sivo to injury after just 10 minutes, forcing Michael Jennings to switch sides with Waqa Blake and backrowers Andrew Davey and Marata Nuikore to fill in at left centre inside Blake on the wing, and not much more than 10 minutes later had lost his Davey to a HIA assessment which he eventually passed. He had faith his hamstring was up for two more games in the NRL, should the Storm make it to the grand final this year. Ruining momentum.

Updated July 22, 2016 — 3.53pm first published at 1.48pm. ", Suliasi Vunivalu is keeping the Melbourne masseur working overtime as he tries to keep his troublesome hamstring in shape for the Storm's NRL preliminary final next Friday night.

Sorry but Gutho is right: YOU DON’T STOP THE GAME FOR CRAMPS. "I was so nervous going into last week's game, knowing it was going to be high intensity," Vunivalu said. The 20 year old Fijian rookie is fast approaching former Storm star Israel Folau's NRL record of 21 tries from 27 games in a debut season set in 2007. Fiji born Suliasi Vunivalu scored a try in Storm’s 36-24 win over the Eels in Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. While he didn’t have the particular solution, admitting there are grey areas, he said the rule was “being exploited and it’s ruining the game”. Kent said the trainers are out there for tactical reasons in the modern game and shouldn’t necessarily be the ones to stop the game. Reds head coach Brad Thorn said: “As a group we look forward to welcoming Suliasi Vunivalu back to Rugby and to Queensland in 2021. Melbourne Storm rookie Suliasi Vunivalu out for wins and tries, not records. That try was for you, Victoria! "I'd rather play with a broken jaw than a torn hamstring.". Vunivalu will keep an eye on the Wallabies Bledisloe Cup match in New Zealand on Sunday, hopeful that he could follow ex-Storm winger Marika Koroibete into the Test side. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >. "In my head I've been thinking two more games but in reality it's just one if we don't make it so I will do my best this week to prepare well so I can be here for another week.". He made his NRL debut in 2016 and has played 109 games, scoring 84 tries. Parramatta had first knocked No.2 seeds Melbourne on their heels with a try to lock Nathan Brown, his first of the season, inside two minutes off a Mitch Moses bomb. #NRLStormEels.

"He will tell me good score on the weekend or if there is no score he will say 'tough game'.". "I'm very happy with the win and we got another week off to rest it. Suliasi Vunivalu is keeping the Melbourne masseur working overtime as he tries to keep his troublesome hamstring in shape for the Storm's NRL preliminary final next Friday night.

Vunivalu was relieved this time it was only a cramp and he would be available for the Suncorp Stadium grand final qualifier. Suliasi Vunivalu A huge loss to NRL. "I have a bad back that has transferred into my hamstring problems so I'm trying to be active and getting treatment on that with a few massages a week.". Even his debut game wasn't a certainty until game day against Wests Tigers when Bellamy told him he would play although the Storm had flown his parents in from Fiji in expectation of the debut. Kent pointed back to the days of Jack Gibson coached teams, with his golden rule that “the only reason you have to not be in the defensive line is if you have a broken leg.”, The Storm made sure the ref saw the trainer.Source:FOX SPORTS. "100 per cent - the week off will definitely benefit my hamstring," he said. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. NRL: The NRL are seeking an explanation from the Melbourne Storm over a trainer requesting to stop play for what appeared to be just a cramp. "I was so nervous going into last week's game, knowing it was going to be high intensity," Vunivalu said. "In my head I've been thinking two more games but in reality it's just one if we don't make it so I will do my best this week to prepare well so I can be here for another week." Melbourne Storm rookie sensation Suliasi​ Vunivalu​ could get a taste of the future on Saturday night if his side is without Marika Koroibete​. Melbourne Storm rookie Suliasi Vunivalu out for wins and tries, not records. Missing Melbourne's preliminary final loss to the Sydney Roosters last year, the 24-year-old feared history could be repeating itself.

Annesley defended Klein’s decision to stop the game on the advice of the trainer, arguing “It can’t rest with the referees because you can bet your life that the moment they allow play to play on a player will have a serious injury and then we will have a major problem.”. “You don’t stop play for that,” Greg Alexander agreed. “There is no way in the world a game should be stopped for a cramp, it’s embarrassing,” Kent said. I’m sure the Storm will take their week off to think about what they’ve done.Source:Getty Images.

Jimmy Barnes ain't done telling tales yet.

Suliasi Vunivalu went down with cramp.Source:FOX SPORTS. Signing a two-year deal to play Super Rugby with Queensland, Vunivalu said it was sinking in that his time with Melbourne was coming to an end. Melbourne Storm's Suliasi Vunivalu gets crunched earlier this year.Credit:Getty Images.

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