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Melbourne Storm's ridiculous NRL feat not seen in 87 years

The Melbourne Storm (pictured right) celebrate and Ryan Papenhuyzen (pictured left) scores a try.
The Melbourne Storm (pictured) have scored the most points in history after Round 9 of the NRL. (Getty Images)

The Melbourne Storm have broken a Roosters record held since 1935 having become the team to score the most points through to Round 9 in the NRL.

Melbourne obliterated the Storm 42-6 at AAMI Park on the weekend to start the season 8-1, the same win-loss record as second-placed defending champions Penrith.

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However, the Storm's attacking prowess - led by the likes of fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen, Cameron Munster and Jahrome Hughes - has seen them overtake the 935 Roosters outfit as the team with the most points scored after Round 9.

The Storm have scored 162 points in their last three NRL games.

Amazingly the Dragons remained in the game sitting at 12-0 down at half-time.

But, Papenhuyzen, Hughes and Munster turned it on after half-time to race away with the game

Despite the remarkable record, there is concern over Papenhuyzen who went down injured.

Storm star Ryan Papenhuyzen faces time on the sideline

The fullback scored two tries before exiting the AAMI Park field early in the second half, injuring his hamstring bursting onto a Nick Meaney kick and planting the ball down for his second.

The superstar fullback is expected to miss around two weeks, with the Storm confirming it was a lower-grade tear.

He'd also tweaked his knee in the first half, and Storm coach Craig Bellamy admitted taking him off before the second injury had crossed his mind.

Ryan Papenhuyzen (pictured) is hurt during the Storm's round nine NRL match.
Ryan Papenhuyzen (pictured) injured himself during the Storm's round nine NRL match. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) (Robert Cianflone via Getty Images)

However, the Storm's attacking prowess - led by the likes of fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen, Cameron Munster and Jahrome Hughes - has seen them overtake the 1935 Roosters outfit as the team with the most points scored after Round 9..1

"I'm not quite sure, with that knee, even if he hadn't got the hamstring whether he'd be playing the next couple of weeks anyway.

"So he's got a couple of injuries to deal with, so we have to find ourselves a fullback for the next couple of weeks."

with AAP

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