Rugby League is a rollercoaster game, you ride the ups and the downs and when your team is up, there is often a low not too far away. Over the past 3 seasons the Melbourne Storm have been a team riding many highs, a team full of international and Origin Representative players, a team that has without a doubt, been a force that seemed unstoppable, they have in no uncertain terms been a dynasty. Last night Manly not only beat the dynasty but they surely destroyed it, with Storm players departing for other clubs, as oft happens when you taste success for so long, the salary cap just beats you in the end. With a resounding 40 point to zero win, Manly tore the heart out of Melbourne and sent a message to the rest of the league, and must surely now be the benchmark. Both Manly and Melbourne will be remembered as the greatest teams of this era, and whilst the Storm will be remembered as a powerhouse, Manly will be remembered as the team that tore that powerhouse to bits in this the centenary year of Rugby League. We are now the benchmark and no one can argue with how we played, Cameron Smith and Hoffman are not worth 40 points! No matter what the pundits say, no matter how many times they say the Storm were missing Smith, we can all sit back, smile and let them know, we are number one and spilt milk wont give them back the 40 to zip margin!