The Tigers quick-fire start was put out by a strong defensive performance by the Storm, who came back from 14-0 down to win 22-14 at Leichardt Oval on Sunday.
The new recruit got a run at his former team, and made a huge impact. Addo-Carr has shown tremendous speed, specifically nearly chasing down James Roberts last week, and yesterday showed his talents at an even greater level. He had the second most running metres in round 4 with 218, and added 7 tackle busts. His early effort to break five tackles deep in his own half showed how hard he is to tackle, and his runaway try confirmed his tremendous pace. Addo-Carr finished with 11 tackles, and defensively looked solid. He looked comfortable competing for the ball up high as well as impeding the opposing teams passing lane, which will please Coach Bellamy.
Melbourne seem to be the masters at replacing key players with ‘no names’, who in turn become even better than expected. Replacing Koroibete in the off season was seen as a very hard task, but it seems the front office have found a brilliant runner of the ball who is a nightmare to tackle in Addo-Carr.
Tries: Asofa-Solomona (40m), Tonumaipea (49m), Blair (55m), Addo-Carr (65m)
Goals: Smith 3/4
Wests Tigers 14
Tries: Moses (11m), Taylor (27m)
Goals: Moses 3/4