Match Preview - Round 24

Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

Monday 24 August, AAMI Park
Gates open: 4:30pm; Kick-off: 7pm 
(U20s Kick-off: 4:45pm)

Broadcast: 
TV: Fox Sports, LIVE from 7pm
Online: NRL Digital Pass
Radio: Triple M Melbourne, 105.1

Melbourne Storm will look to make it three wins in a row when they host the Knights at AAMI Park on Monday night.

Coming off the back of one of their strongest performances of 2015, Craig Bellamy's side will be hoping to replicate their Round 23 defensive performance against a Newcastle outfit buoyed by their victory last weekend.

Be there for Monday Mates Night at AAMI Park when Storm host the Knights on Monday 24 August!

Storm have opted for stability once again naming an unchanged line-up, however an arm injury sustained by Dale Finucane last week will see the forward replaced in the 17 to take on the Knights.

For the Knights, Joe Tapine has been included on an extended bench with the same 17 players who defeated Wests Tigers in Round 23 all selected by coach Danny Buderus.

TEAMS:

Melbourne Storm:1. Cameron Munster, 2. Marika Koroibete, 3. William Chambers, 4. Kurt Mann, 5. Matt Duffie, 6. Blake Green, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith (c), 10. Tim Glasby, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Tohu Harris, 13. Dale Finucane, 14. Ryan Hinchcliffe, 15. Kenny Bromwich, 16. Felise Kaufusi, 17. Christian Welch

Newcastle Knights: 1. Jake Mamo, 2. Nathan Ross, 3. Sione Mata'utia, 4. Dane Gagai, 5. Akuila Uate, 6. Kurt Gidley ©, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Kade Snowden, 9. Adam Clydsdale, 10. Korbin Sims, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Tariq Sims, 13. Jeremy Smith, 14. Tyler Randell, 15. Joseph Tapine, 16. Chris Houston, 17. Clint Newton, 18. Sam Mataora

REFEREES:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Chris James

Sideline Officials: David Ryan, Belinda Sleeman

Video Referees: Steve Clark, Ben Galaea

HEAD TO HEAD:

Overall
Played: 33
Storm: 19
Knights: 14

at AAMI Park
Played: 7
Storm: 6
Knights: 1

LAST TIME THEY MET:

Round 22, 2014

Melbourne Storm 30
Tries:
 Sisa Waqa 4, William Chambers, Billy Slater 
Goals: Cameron Smith 3

Defeated by.

Newcastle Knights 32
Tries:
 Dane Gagai, Chris Houston, Chanel Mata'utia, Tyrone Roberts, Akuila Uate, Travis Waddell
Goals: Kurt Gidley 4

Crowd: 14,904

at Hunter Stadium.