The match saw the league’s top two sides go head-to-head in the aftermath of the first State of Origin match, but Brisbane were missing several of their Origin stars.
After Melbourne put the early scores on the board through Todd Lowrie, converted by Widdop, Reed posted the Broncos’ first try of the game half way through the second half.
It wasn’t until the 35th minute when Melbourne opened the flood gates. Lowie grabbed another, also converted by Widdop, before Will Chambers closed the half to give the Storm a 16-6 lead.
Widdop converted both of Slater’s tries in the second half, putting Brisbane out of reach from making a comeback.
Ben Te’o brought some consolation to the Brisbane team, before Justin O’Neill put Melbourne back into a comfortable lead which they hung onto.
Luke made a starting appearance at prop forward, while Sam started in his usual number 12 jersey.
Sam made a total of 18 ball carries, more than any other player in the game, as brotherly love was displayed as Luke clashed with David Shillington.
Shillington shoulder charged Luke off a loose ball in the 67th minute, and was subsequently penalised. However Sam over reacted and came running in to support his brother despite the handbags which ensued for a moment afterwards.
Chris Heighington’s return from injury was incident free, but the loose forward impressed making three tackle offloads, the most from any player on the pitch.
Tim Moltzen scored tries three minutes into the match and three minutes before the end to give Wests a 26-18 win over North Queensland.