Hostplus Team Announcement: Trial 1

Melbourne Storm has named a 26-man team to take on the New Zealand Warriors in Saturday’s trial match at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

The team will include five players who were a part of last season’s Grand Final team, including 2016 competition-leading try scorer Suliasi Vunivalu.

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Seventeen players who played in the Club’s successful Nines campaign on the weekend will also pull on the purple jersey, including Cameron Munster and Brodie Croft who were named in the Auckland Nines Team of the Tournament.

Speedster Josh Addo-Carr will be one of five new recruits in action alongside 2016 Sunshine Coast Falcons players Ryley Jacks and Tui Kamikamica.

Assistant Adam O’Brien will coach the team with Craig Bellamy to also be on the sidelines overseeing the team’s performance.

Kenny Bromwich has been named to captain the side after also co-captaining the team at the Auckland Nines.

Storm’s entire NRL squad will be making the trip to the Sunshine Coast on Thursday, where they will make school and hospital visits upon arrival.

Locals will also get the chance to meet the players at a signing session at 5.30pm Thursday afternoon at the Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

An open training session will be held at 10am on Friday morning at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

The NYC Thunderbolts and feeder club Sunshine Coast Falcons will also play curtain raisers on the Saturday before Storm’s NRL trial against the Warriors.

It is set to be an action-packed few days for the region with Sunshine Coast Lightning to also play two trial games against the South Steel at the newly revamped University of the Sunshine Coast Sports Stadium.

The first Lightning game will be this Friday at 7.45pm before the two teams take to the court again on Sunday at 12pm.

Storm NYC Thunderbolts v Sunshine Coast Falcons (Under-20s)
Saturday, 11 February, 1pm (local time)
Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sunshine Coast Falcons v Redcliffe Dolphins
Saturday, 11 February, 2.45pm (local time)
Sunshine Coast Stadium

Melbourne Storm v New Zealand Warriors
Saturday, 11 February, 5.15pm (local time)
Sunshine Coast Stadium

1. Young Tonumaipea
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Curtis Scott
4. Cheyse Blair
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Cameron Munster
7. Brodie Croft
8. Christian Welch
9. Slade Griffin
10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
11. Kenneath Bromwich ©
12. Felise Kaufusi
13. Vincent Leuluai
14. Ryley Jacks
15. Jeremy Hawkins
16. Mark Nicholls
17. Tui Kamikamica
18. Dean Britt
19. Joe Stimson
20. Justin Olam
21. Jake Turpin
22. Scott Drinkwater
23. Charlie Galo
24. Dylan Kelly
25. Jesse Arthars
26. Linc Port