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Hoffman ready for Adelaide homecoming

When Ryan Hoffman runs onto Adelaide Oval on Friday night it will be something of a homecoming for him.

The Storm veteran spent several years of his childhood in Adelaide before returning to the east coast with his family.

This week he returns to South Australia to face the Roosters in a showpiece event. It will be the first time Hoffman has been back since playing there for Melbourne back in 2006.

It is an occasion the 34-year-old is very much looking forward to.

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"To be able to play at an historic ground like that is exciting," Hoffman said.

"It is exciting to take our great game to all parts of Australia.

"We are trying to make rugby league a national game and I think it is great by the Clubs and the NRL to take our game to all part of Australia.

"Taking at least one game to Adelaide every year is a great concept."

All five of Storm's Origin stars have made the trip to Adelaide and will need to prove their fitness at Captain's Run late on Thursday afternoon before being declared fit to play.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona also make back home just in time after being delayed for a few days in Denver following New Zealand's Test against England.

The Kiwi arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday morning and flew back out with his Storm teammates 24 hours later to take on the Roosters.

It is far from the ideal preparation but Hoffman is confident the rising star will be ready to lead the pack in the absence of Jesse Bromwich and Dale Finucane.

"I spoke to Nelson and he is buzzing from the experience of playing over in Denver," Hoffman said.

"It is going to be tough for him but he is a professional, he is an international player so we are expecting him to go out there and do his job.

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