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Craig Bellamy has made two changes to his selected side to take on rivals the Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

21-year old outside back Kurt Mann will make his first-grade debut coming in for Mahe Fonua while Dayne Weston returns to the starting 17 replacing forward Mitch Garbutt.

Mann's first NRL appearance comes on the back of some impressive early season form playing for Storm's feeder side, Cronulla in the NSW Cup. The Winton Devils junior is in his second season with the Club and spent the 2013 season playing with the club's U20 side before a leg injury sustained in Round 20 prematurely ended the youngster's year.

Mann is a versatile playmaker that can occupy the number one shirt at fullback but is equally comfortable slipping in either side of a halves combination or in the centres.

At representative level, Mann has earned selection for Queensland in the 2012 and 2013 Under 20’s State of Origin clash against New South Wales.

Round 9
Melbourne Storm v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Saturday 10 May, 7:30pm at AAMI Park

NRL: 7:30pm; NYC: 5:15pm; Gates open: 5pm


TV: Fox Sports 1, LIVE from 7:30pm
Online: NRL Digital Pass

1. Billy Slater

2. Sisa Waqa

3. Will Chambers

18. Kurt Mann

5. Young Tonumaipea

6. Ben Hampton

7. Cooper Cronk

8. Jesse Bromwich

9. Cameron Smith (c)

10. Bryan Norrie

11. Kevin Proctor

12. Ryan Hoffman

13. Ryan Hinchcliffe


14. Kenny Bromwich

15. Tohu Harris

20. Dayne Weston

17. George Rose

Acknowledgement of Country

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