Late Mail - Round 25 v Cowboys

Update: Tino Fa’Asuamaleaui and Billy Walters drop out of our squad to face the Cowboys.

Original story follows:

The JJ Giltinan Shield will be presented to Melbourne Storm as NRL minor premiers following Friday night's clash with the Cowboys at AAMI Park.

With 40 points already locked away for the season, Storm has clinched its third minor premiership in four seasons.

Meanwhile, Cameron Smith requires four points in Friday night’s clash to break his own premiership record for most points in a season by a hooker.

He raised his own record to 201 points last year. He also requires five goals to become the first hooker (and only the third forward) to kick 100 goals in a season.

Cameron Munster, Brandon Smith and Josh Addo-Carr will miss our final regular season home game.

The trio has been given a week off to recover from niggling injuries but are in no doubt for the first week of the finals.

Sandor Earl and Brodie Croft come into the starting team and Tui Kamikamica returns on the bench after missing a week due to an upper arm injury.

The other additions to the extended bench are Joe Stimson, Billy Walters, Curtis Scott and Harry Grant.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Will Chambers
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Jordan Kahu
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Tom Opacic
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Sandor Earl
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Brodie Croft
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 John Asiata
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Scott Bolton
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Shane Wright
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Max King
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Josh McGuire
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Coen Hess
  • Interchange for Storm is number 19 Joe Stimson
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Peter Hola
  • Interchange for Storm is number 21 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo