With Marika Koroibete out of Saturday afternoon’s match-up with Newcastle, melbournestorm.com.au takes a look at the options Craig Bellamy and his coaching staff have to replace the Flying Fijian.
Injuries to backline members Curtis Scott, Billy Slater, Jeremy Hawkins and Cheyse Blair coupled with Koroibete’s suspension make Tony Tumusa, Richie Kennar and Suliasi Vunivalu the likely candidates.
The 20-year old who is graduate of the Club’s U20’s program is yet to make his first-grade debut. Tumusa was the Thunderbolts’ leading try scorer in 2015, proving to be prolific on the wing and he has started the year strongly in the Queensland Cup.
Playing with the Falcons to start 2016, Tumusa has scored three tries for the season, coming in a game changing hat-trick performance in Round 3.
Queensland Cup 2016