What you need to know - Round 14
The Broncos come to Melbourne for a Saturday afternoon blockbuster in Round 14 as Storm celebrate our diversity.
Food trucks, market stalls, kids activities and cultural performances will converge on Gosch's Paddock prior to Storm's clash with the Broncos on Sunday 10 June to celebrate Melbourne's diversity!
Multicultural Round hits AAMI Park on the Queen's Birthday long weekend with an eclectic mix of entertainment and food options highlighting the pre-game build up to the Sunday afternoon blockbuster.
Get to Gosch's Paddock for our Food Truck Festival from 12:30pm and then make sure you're in the ground for our Multicultural Ceremony at AAMI Park. For more information click here.
While Melbourne have a stranglehold over the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, the same can't be said for matches at AAMI Park. With the exception of last year's Preliminary Final, the most recent contests between these sides in Melbourne have been close ones.
Storm edged out their Brisbane counterparts by two points in their early meeting last year while the visiting Queenslanders held sway for the previous two meetings, recording wins in Melbourne during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Melbourne will bring plenty of confidence from their win over the Broncos earlier in the season as well as their resounding Preliminary Final victory from 2017.
BATTLE OF THE COACHES
Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett have shared a storied rivalry over the years and that will continue on Sunday afternoon.
The two master coaches have been subject to much media speculation over the past month in terms of their respective coaching futures but that will be moved to the side in Round 14 as both their sides go head to head. The clash is shaping up as crucial clash with both teams sitting on 16 competition points in what is a congested middle of the table.
Who will back up from Wednesday night's Origin opener? That is the question which will shape these two line-ups ahead of Sunday's meeting. Both sides carried four Origin representatives each and will be hoping as many as possible can turn out on the weekend.
James Roberts, Anthony Milford, Josh McGuire and Andrew McCullough are all in line to back up while Felise Kaufusi, Josh Addo-Carr and Cameron Munster will be hoping to do the same for Melbourne. Will Chambers will miss the match after not contesting a dangerous contact charge from the MRC coming out of Origin 1 on Wednesday night.