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Melbourne Storm suffer record-breaking capitulation against Penrith Panthers

The Melbourne Storm have been humbled by the Penrith Panthers in Brisbane, with the reigning premiers cruising to a record-breaking 32-6 victory on Saturday evening.

Penrith dominated the Magic Round’s blockbuster clash at Suncorp Stadium, with the Storm looking worryingly ineffective without superstar fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen among their ranks.

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Melbourne winger Nick Meaney dived over for the Storm’s only try in the 17th minute, but from then on it was a massacre.

It was Penrith’s biggest win over Melbourne in NRL history, and the Storm’s largest defeat against any side since 2014.

Speaking to Channel 9 after the 26-point defeat, Melbourne five-eighth Cameron Munster claimed that the Storm “looked like an under-12s team”.

“We were poor,” he…

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