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Team Announcement: Trial v Knights

Melbourne Storm has named 12 members of its 2020 grand final team in a 17-man squad to face Newcastle in the NRL pre-season trial in Albury on Saturday.

There’s one new face for 2021 in the Storm line-up, former Canterbury Bulldog Reimis Smith, who will start in the centres with premiership winner Brenko Lee sidelined by hamstring tightness.

Youngster Dean Ieremia, who has yet to make his NRL debut, will get the first chance to impress in the right wing slot previously held by Suliasi Vunivalu.

The only other changes to the grand final starting 13 are the inclusion of Queensland Origin star Harry Grant at hooker for his first Storm game since 2019, replacing Cameron Smith, and Dale Finucane switching roles with Christian Welch, who will start on the bench.

Finucane and Jesse Bromwich will co-captain Melbourne for the first time.

Kickoff at the Albury Sports Ground will be at 4.45pm. 

  1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
  2. Dean Ieremia
  3. Reimis Smith
  4. Justin Olam
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Jahrome Hughes
  8. Jesse Bromwich ©
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  11. Felise Kaufusi
  12. Kenny Bromwich
  13. Dale Finucane ©
  14. Brandon Smith
  15. Christian Welch
  16. Tui Kamikamica
  17. Tom Eisenhuth
Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.