The Sea Eagles have gone down in a thrilling round one match up in golden point extra time against the the Melbourne at Brookvale Oval.

In a game of two contrasting halves, the Storm overturned a 20-point deficit to defeat last year's grand finalists.

Cheyse Blair almost sealed the match at the death but was help up over the line, before Storm skipped Cameron Smith slotted the field goal the secured the comeback.