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.
Match: Storm v Cowboys
Round 25 -
Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan PapenhuyzenFullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi VunivaluWinger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
Centre for Storm is number 3 Will ChambersCentre for Cowboys is number 3 Jordan Kahu
Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin OlamCentre for Cowboys is number 4 Tom Opacic
Winger for Storm is number 5 Sandor EarlWinger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Brodie CroftFive-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 John Asiata
Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome HughesHalfback for Cowboys is number 7 Michael Morgan
Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Cowboys is number 8 Scott Bolton
Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron SmithHooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-SolomonaProp for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Shane Wright
Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale FinucaneLock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange for Storm is number 14 Max KingInterchange for Cowboys is number 14 Josh McGuire
Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui KamikamicaInterchange for Cowboys is number 15 Coen Hess
Interchange for Storm is number 19 Joe StimsonInterchange for Cowboys is number 16 Peter Hola
Interchange for Storm is number 21 Harry GrantInterchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo
- Referee: Henry Perenara
- Referee: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy