Competition - NRL Premiership
Round - Round 01
Teams – Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons
Date –    7th of March 2016
Venue – AAMI Park, Melbourne VIC
Photographer – Brett Crockford
Description –

Craig Bellamy has made a number of changes to his side for Saturday night’s meeting with the Dragons in Wollongong.

18-year old halfback Brodie Croft will make his first-grade debut, Slade Griffin comes into the side for his first NRL appearance in three years while Ben Hampton makes his return from a calf injury sustained in Round 10.

First-grade regulars Cameron Munster, Blake Green and Tim Glasby will all miss the clash against Paul McGregor’s Dragons.

Be at AAMI Park when we take on the Tigers, Sunday 26 June, 4pm.

Green has been sidelined for another week with the calf injury that kept him out of Storm’s Round 14 clash with the Roosters, while Storm will also be without Munster (rolled ankle) and Glasby (shoulder).

Young Tonumaipea replaces Munster at fullback and will make his first appearance since ANZAC Day after being sidelined with a knee injury.

After being promoted into the Club’s leadership group at the beginning of 2016 and then leading his country New Zealand in May’s ANZAC Test, Jesse Bromwich will captain Melbourne Storm for the first time on Saturday night.

Melbourne Storm v St. George Illawarra Dragons
Saturday 18 June, 7:30pm
WIN Stadium

17. Young Tonumaipea
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Cheyse Blair
4. Ryan Morgan
5. Marika Koroibete
6. Tohu Harris
21. Brodie Croft
8. Jesse Bromwich ©
9. Kenny Bromwich
10. Jordan McLean
11. Kevin Proctor
22. Slade Griffin
13. Dale Finucane

12. Felise Kaufusi
14. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16. Christian Welch
20. Ben Hampton