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Josh Addo-Carr Becomes First NRL Player In 71 Years To Score SIX Tries In A Game

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Josh Addo-Carr Becomes First NRL Player In 71 Years To Score SIX Tries In A Game

Josh-Addo Carr, you are the man.

The speedster has scored a record SIX tries to help the Melbourne Storm absolutely demolish the South Sydney Rabbitohs 50-0.

Addo Carr's six-try haul means he becomes the first NRL player in 71 years to achieve such a feat.

What a historic moment.

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Josh Addo-Carr. Credit: Instagram/@nrl
Josh Addo-Carr. Credit: Instagram/@nrl

It was a night to forget for the heavily-depleted Bunnies.

With star men Latrell Mitchell, Adam Reynolds, Cameron Murray, Campbell Graham and Josh Mansour all watching from the sidelines, the Storm wasted no time in taking full advantage.

After Souths fullback Alex Johnson had an early try chalked off for a forward pass, the Storm went straight down the other end of the field and scored almost instantly through Addo-Carr.

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Just over 10 minutes later and the reigning Premiers were in again.

Nicho Hynes, who came into the team for the injured Ryan Papenhuyzen, broke away to set up Addo-Carr beautifully for an easy second try of the half.

Even in these early stages of the game, Melbourne weren't giving South Sydney an inch.

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And they extended their lead even further when a Cameron Munster break sent Harry Grant off to the races.

With the Bunnies players breathing down his neck, hooker Grant still had plenty to do and produced an incredible try assist in the corner which gave Addo-Carr his third try of the night.

But the man simply known as "The Foxx" wasn't happy with just one hat-trick for the night.

Jahrome Hughes also got on the scoresheet. Credit: PA
Jahrome Hughes also got on the scoresheet. Credit: PA
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In the meantime, before the retreating Rabbitohs players could even catch their breath again they were already on the back foot thanks to some individual brilliance from Munster.

The five-eighth more than made up his rather lacklustre kicking performance when he produced a cheeky heads-up strip on Damien Cook which set halfback Jahrome Hughes free.

Seeing a gaping hole in the Bunnies' defensive line, Hughes made no mistake in exploiting it with a darting step which saw him bag a well-earned try of his own.

This was becoming a first-half mauling, but Addo-Carr still managed to squeeze in another try - his fourth of the night - just before the half-time whistle following some quick hands from Hynes.

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And when the two teams returned to the field from the break, the Storm wasted no time in continuing their red hot form as Brandon Smith became the latest Melbourne player to cross the line thanks to a bulldozing run from dummy half.

Just three minutes later George Jennings got in on the try-scoring act too to make it 36-0.

He then bagged another a little over 10 minutes later with the Bunnies defence well and truly falling asleep at the wheel.

It was then left to Addo-Carr to wrap up the game when he raced through in the 68th minute to score his fifth try of the night - the first Melbourne Storm player to ever do such a thing.

And incredibly, he then went one step further just four minutes later when he crossed the line again to bag his record sixth meat pie of the historic evening.

Jack Troy was the last man to score six way back in 1950 while playing for the Newtown Jets.

Now Addo-Carr has well and truly carved his name into the rugby league history books - that's if the rapid winger hadn't done so already.

The demoralising defeat for the Bunnies means head coach Wayne Bennett has now lost 10 straight games against Craig Bellamy dating back to 2016.

Speaking in his post-game press conference, Bennett admitted his Souths side got what was coming to them.

"Well, we probably got what we deserved," he said.

"I thought we have been heading that way in the last couple of weeks and managed to pull games out of the fire and Melbourne are too good for that.

"It was (coming). That's what I was on about last week in Canberra. It just got worse tonight against a really quality team.

"We are better than that. We might not have won the game, but we are a lot better than what we played out there tonight."

The emphatic victory takes Melbourne up to second on the NRL ladder. Credit: PA
The emphatic victory takes Melbourne up to second on the NRL ladder. Credit: PA

As for the high-flying Storm and their Fantastic Mr Foxx, rugby league experts were full of praise after record-breaking 80 minutes of box office entertainment.

"No Melbourne player has scored five tries that is a bit of history there for Josh Addo-Carr," Fox League commentator Greg Alexander said.

"He just might have been the best winger over recent times. If someone is going to score five tries for a club that man certainly deserves it."

And that was before Addo-Carr had even bagged his sixth.

"That is incredible and it has just added to this game," Alexander added just moments later.

"The Melbourne Storm hit 50 and Josh Addo-Carr makes it six and creates history."

Featured Image Credit: PA / Twitter / Melbourne Storm

Topics: nrl news, score, Melbourne Storm, Rugby League, nrl, Australia

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