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Team Update - Round 3 v Raiders

Tom Eisenhuth and Darryn Schonig drop out of our squad to face the Raiders tomorrow night.

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New Zealand international Brandon Smith and State of Origin rep Christian Welch return to Craig Bellamy’s starting team for the first time this season for our round three clash with the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Smith, last year’s Dally M Interchange Player of the Year, missed the opening two rounds of 2020 as he recovered from a facial fracture sustained during the NRL All Stars clash in February.

Welch has been named in the number 16 jersey and will be raring to make his long-awaited NRL comeback after 41 weeks on the sidelines.

He ruptured his ACL in round 20 last year, in a game where he also scored a try in our 40-4 win over the Broncos.

Tui Kamikamica will be rested (sore back), with Nelson Asofa-Solomona returning to his starting role after coming off the bench in the opening two rounds. 

Both Melbourne and Canberra are unbeaten entering round three and although fans won’t be able to see the game in person, you can still watch all the action on Fox Sports and Kayo or via the NRL Live Pass.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Justin Olam
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Marion Seve
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Raiders is number 18 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Corey Horsburgh

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tino Faasuamaleaui
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Christian Welch
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Max King
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Michael Oldfield