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LATE MAIL Round 1 v Manly

Late mail: Brenko Lee and Harry Grant drop out of our side to face Manly at Lottoland. Nelson Asofa-Solomona is in.

Original story follows:

Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy has selected a near full-strength side to face the Sea Eagles at Lottoland on Sunday.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona - who did not play in a pre-season trial - has been named on the extended bench as he closes in on a return following a hamstring strain.

Tui Kamikamica has been named in the NRL starting team for the first time in his 29th first-grade appearance.

Marion Seve has been named at right centre after vying with Brenko Lee for the position during the pre-season, with Justin Olam continuing alongside Josh Addo-Carr on the left edge.

It will be Seve's first NRL appearance since round 18 last year, as Storm look to fill the void following the departures of Will Chambers and Curtis Scott.

Harry Grant has been named in the number 14 jersey with Brandon Smith sidelined with a facial fracture.

The extended bench also includes NRL rookie Darryn Schonig and the returning Ryley Jacks.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Marion Seve
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Tui Kamikamica
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tino Faasuamaleaui
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Sean Keppie
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Max King
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Morgan Boyle
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Tom Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Haumole Olakau'atu
    Interchange for Storm is number 18 Nelson Asofa-Solomona