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Just when the Broncos saw some light at the end of the tunnel with a drought-breaking defeat of the Bulldogs in round nine, they were sent straight back to the drawing board with last week's 48-0 drubbing from the Tigers.

On-field leadership was sorely lacking as the score steadily blew out against the Tigers and that might be Brisbane's most glaring issue.

There wasn't a single positive note in their performance and coach Anthony Seibold has a huge challenge on his hands to drag his team off the canvas once again.

The Storm are coming off a relatively easy win over the Titans and will like their chances on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.

The Rundown

Team news

Broncos: Anthony Milford, who has moved to fullback for the injured Tesi Niu, is set to play despite a hamstring issue, undergoing a fitness test on Thursday and will take his place unless it flares up before kick-off.

Tom Dearden will start at halfback and Brodie Croft moves to the No.6 jersey as part of the selection shake-up at Brisbane.

Kotoni Staggs and Herbie Farnworth return from injury at centre and wing respectively in place of Richie Kennar and Jamayne Isaako.

Corey Oates is out with a leg injury, Cory Paix starts at hooker for the suspended Issac Luke, Joe Ofahengaue and Tevita Pangai jnr are the new starting second row with Tom Flegler starting at prop and Ben Te'o dropping to the bench.

Tyson Gamble and Rhys Kennedy are the new faces on the interchange. The Broncos have not defeated the Storm at Suncorp Stadium since 2009.

Richie Kennar and Ethan Bullemor were omitted from the squad on game day after Pride Petterson-Robati and Kobe Hetherington were trimmed from the reserves 24 hours before kick-off.

Storm: Suli Vunivalu returns on the wing for Melbourne with Paul Momirovski moving to the bench and Marion Seve and Darryn Schonig dropping out of the squad an hour before kick-off.

Chris Lewis and Ryley Jacks were cut from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off. The Storm have won their past seven games against the Broncos. 

Key match-up

Anthony Milford v Cameron Munster. Milford has the talent to be a top-flight playmaker and is certainly paid like one, but aside from the occasional flash of brilliance he has never truly reached his potential and plenty of Broncos fans have run out of patience.

Munster successfully returned from injury last week against the Titans and will be looking to wreak havoc in his clash with Milford.

Stat Attack

Friday's game could be a cricket score if recent history is any guide. Melbourne romped to a 40-4 victory in their only meeting with the Broncos last year, with seven players scoring tries. The entire front row of Jesse Bromwich, Cam Smith and Christian Welch crossed the stripe in that round 20 meeting, while backrower Kenny Bromwich also scored, ensuring the Storm forwards claimed bragging rights over the backs.