Craig Bellamy has named an 18-man squad to take on the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night.

Playmaker Ben Roberts returns to the starting 17 replacing Joel Romelo who suffered an ankle injury in his Storm debut against the Rabbitohs. Mitch Garbutt joins an extended interchange bench, rewarded for his strong performances with Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup.

NRL

North Queensland Cowboys v Melbourne Storm
Saturday 31 May, 7:30pm
1300SMILES Stadium

1. Billy Slater
2. Sisa Waqa
3. William Chambers
4. Kurt Mann
5. Young Tonumaipea
6. Ben Roberts
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith (c)
10. Bryan Norrie
11. Kevin Proctor
12. Ryan Hoffman
13. Ryan Hinchcliffe

Interchange
14. Kenny Bromwich
15. Tohu Harris
16. Dayne Weston
17. George Rose
18. Mitch Garbutt

NSW Cup

Cronulla Sharks v North Sydney Bears
Saturday 31 May, 3pm
Redmondis Stadium

Travis Robinson
Junior Moors
Mahe Fonua
Dean Britt

Queensland Cup

Easts Tigers v Mackay Cutters
Sunday 1 June, 2pm
Langlands Park

Hymel Hunt
Felise Kaufusi
Cameron Munster
Tim Glasby
Christian Welch

NYC

North Queensland Cowboys v Melbourne Storm
Saturday 31 May, 5:15pm
1300SMILES Stadium

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Maxwell Fesolai
3. Niua Finau-Puaka
4. Reubenn Rennie
5. Suliasi Vunivalu
6. Brayden Torpy
7. Jake Turpin
8. Francis Tualau
9. Billy Brittain (c)
10. Joe Stimson
11. Charlie Galo
12. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
13. Ben Halfpenny

Interchange
14. Billy Kitt
15. Una Mohi
16. John Filipo
17. Kurt Bernard

Injuries

Matt Duffie - Knee - Season

Slade Griffin - Knee - Season

Richie Kennar - Hip - Round 24

Justin O’Neill - Ankle - Round 19

Cody Walker - Hamstring - Round 13

Suspension

Jordan McLean - Dangerous Throw - Round 13

Ben Hampton - Dangerous Throw - Round 13