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Team Announcement: Round 3 v Panthers

Ryan Papenhuyzen and Dean Iremia drop out of the squad for tomorrow night's game.

Ryan Papenhuyzen has been ruled out of our round 3 clash tomorrow night due to a neck injury sustained in last weeks game. He is currently expected to miss just the one game

Original story follows:

Craig Bellamy has named his extended squad to face Penrith in the Grand Final rematch at Bluebet Stadium on Thursday night.

Tom Eisenhuth is set to start in the number 11 jersey, replacing Felise Kaufusi (suspension). This will be his fourth start for Melbourne.

The versatile Eisenhuth started in three games last season - twice in the centres and once in the second-row.

Aaron Pene, Nicho Hynes, Darryn Schonig, Dean Ieremia and Cooper Johns have been added to the extended bench.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Storm is number 17 Nicho Hynes
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
    Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 19 Matt Burton
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Tom Eisenhuth
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
    Interchange for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Storm is number 19 Darryn Schonig
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin
    Interchange for Storm is number 20 Tyson Smoothy

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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