Billy Slater has been named in Craig Bellamy’s squad to return when Melbourne make the trip to Townsville in Round 22.

Storm will face the Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium on Friday night with the champion fullback named in the number one jersey as Jahrome Hughes, who deputised brilliantly last week, moves onto an extended bench. Since Round 20, Slater has been subjected to world standard return to play concussion protocols. 

Cameron Munster will miss the Cowboys clash after suffering a low grade high ankle sprain in Sunday’s win against Manly.

Top of the table clash! Storm v Roosters, Saturday 12 August, 5:30pm at AAMI Park!

It is expected Munster will only miss this week’s match and be available for selection to play the Roosters at AAMI Park on Saturday 12 August.

Nate Myles, Brodie Croft, Robbie Rochow join Hughes on an extended eight-man bench.

NRL

Friday 4 August, 7:50pm
1300SMILES Stadium

1. Billy Slater
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Will Chambers
4. Curtis Scott
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Ryley Jacks
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith ©
10. Tim Glasby
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Joe Stimson
13. Dale Finucane

14. Nelson Asofa Solomona
15. Kenny Bromwich
16. Jordan McLean
17. Slade Griffin
18. Nate Myles
19. Jahrome Hughes
20. Brodie Croft
21. Robbie Rochow

Queensland Cup
Sunshine Coast
v Mackay Cutters
Saturday 4 August, 6:00pm
BB Print Stadium

Scott Drinkwater
Louis Geraghty
Tui Kamikamica
Jeremy Hawkins
Justin Olam

Easts Tigers v Tweed Heads Seagulls
Sunday 6 August, 2:00pm
Langlands Park

Charlie Galo
Mark Nicholls
Young Tonumaipea