Melbourne Storm have named a 27-man squad to face the Cowboys in Friday night’s testimonial match for Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston.

Billy Slater will be rested as a precaution while Suliasi Vunivalu will not play after pulling up sore following the World Club Challenge – both players are expected to be selected for Round 1.

Jahrome Hughes has been named as Slater’s replacement at fullback while Young Tonumaipea has been named in the right-wing spot.

Both teams will field an extended bench for the testimonial match at Suncorp Stadium in what will be the first meeting between these two teams since the 2017 NRL Grand Final.

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Melbourne Storm v North Queensland Cowboys
Friday, 23 February
Suncorp Stadium

1. Jahrome Hughes
2. Young Tonumaipea
3. William Chambers
4. Curtis Scott
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Cameron Munster
7. Brodie Croft
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith
10. Tim Glasby
11. Felise Kaufusi
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Dale Finucane 

14. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
15. Christian Welch
16. Kenny Bromwich
17. Brandon Smith
18. Scott Drinkwater
19. Justin Olam
20. Joe Stimson
21. Tui Kamikamica
22. Patrick Kaufusi
23. Ryan Papenhuyzen
24. Billy Walters
25. Ryley Jacks
26. Louis Geraghty
27. Matt Soper-Lawler (Sunshine Coast Falcons)