Craig Bellamy has named two debutants in our side to face the Rabbitohs in Thursday night's season opener at AAMI Park - new recruits George Jennings and Reimis Smith.
27-year-old Jennings will be Melbourne Storm player number 209, while 23-year-old Smith will be player number 210.
The Thursday night clash will be Smith's 50th NRL game, after playing 49 for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Jennings has played 35 first-grade games for Penrith, Parramatta and the Warriors.
12 of our Grand Final 17 have been named in the extended squad.
Brandon Smith has been named to start at hooker. He wore the number 9 jersey four times in our 2020 premiership season.
The extended bench includes rookies Trent Loiero and Tyson Smoothy.
Tui Kamikamica, Chris Lewis and Tom Eisenhuth have also been named in the extended squad.
Unavailable for selection were Dale Finucane (calf), Harry Grant (knee), Brenko Lee (hamstring), Max King (achilles), Aaron Pene (achilles) Ryley Jacks (shoulder).
Jesse Bromwich will captain the side in his 249th NRL game.
Due to COVID restrictions, all tickets must be pre-purchased here.
Kick-off at 8.05pm.
Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan PapenhuyzenFullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
Winger for Storm is number 2 George JenningsWinger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis SmithCentre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin OlamCentre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-CarrWinger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Josh Mansour
Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron MunsterFive-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome HughesHalfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon SmithHooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian WelchProp for Rabbitohs is number 10 Tevita Tatola
2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jacob Host
2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
Lock for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-SolomonaLock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
Interchange for Storm is number 14 Chris LewisInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Benji Marshall
Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui KamikamicaInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom EisenhuthInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Keaon Koloamatangi
Interchange for Storm is number 21 Tyson SmoothyInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jai Arrow
- Referee: Grant Atkins
- Touch Judge: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy