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Game Day Guide: Round 1 v Rabbitohs

Your Storm finally return to AAMI Park for the NRL season opener against the Rabbitohs on Thursday night. While things will look a little different when you get to AAMI Park, we’ve got you covered with all the info you need right here:

Key Info

Gates open: 6.50pm

Kick-off: 8.05pm

Buy tickets here.

Please note: Membership cards will not scan for entry. You must pre-purchase or redeem a ticket through Ticketek.

Membership and Merch

Collect your membership item from Box Office E or the internal concourse.

The Storm Store will be open from 6:00pm.

COVID safety

Stay COVID safe at AAMI Park

Match preview

Your Premiers take on title challengers South Sydney.

Both sides cruised to big wins in pre-season trials, with Storm dismissing the Knights 30-10 and Souths defeating the Dragons 48-16.

With Harry Grant sidelined by a medial ligament strain, Brandon Smith will start at hooker. Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been named at lock to cover for Dale Finucane, who faces six weeks out with a calf injury.

Rabbitohs' Coach Wayne Bennett has named a powerful squad. Apart from Liam Knight, who suffered a concussion during a training scrimmage, Bennett had pretty much a full roster to choose from.

Recruits Josh Mansour and Jacob Host have been named to start in their club debuts while Jai Arrow and Benji Marshall will come off the bench.

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.