25 Mar 2014

Storm beat Newcastle in NRL

3:16 pm on 25 March 2014

The Melbourne Storm have beaten the Newcastle Knights 28-20 in their National Rugby League clash in Melbourne, but a suspected neck injury to Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon soured the clash.

The Storm remain unbeaten this season, but an awkward 40th minute tackle on McKinnon resulted in him lying motionless for several minutes before being stretchered from the ground.

The 22-year-old landed on his head in an awkward tackle by Storm forwards Jesse Bromwich, his brother Kenny and Jordan McLean.

The tackle, which happened 30 seconds from half-time, was put on report by referee Gerard Sutton.