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Team Announcement: Round 4 v Broncos

Premiership-winning fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen will return for Melbourne Storm in the Good Friday game against Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park this week.

 

The Clive Churchill Medal winner missed last Thursday night’s heartbreaking loss to Penrith after picking up a neck issue in the previous week’s clash with Parramatta, but has trained with the team over the past two days.

With Papenhuyzen returning for the round four game which will raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, Nicho Hynes reverts to the extended bench.

 

It is the only change to the starting 13 that played against the Panthers with Tom Eisenhuth named after sustaining a rib cartilage injury that forced him off early in the second half.

 

Added to the extended bench are rookies Dean Ieremia and Trent Loiero, and second-rower Aaron Pene.

 

State of Origin stars Josh Addo-Carr and Christian Welch will line up in their 100th NRL game for Storm, who will be chasing their 400th NRL victory.

 

Brisbane come into the game after beating Canterbury at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

 

Kickoff is at 8.05pm.

 

To contribute to the Good Friday Appeal, click here.

 

 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Xavier Coates
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Herbie Farnworth
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Tesi Niu
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 David Mead
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Broncos is number 18 Tom Dearden

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Tom Eisenhuth
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
  • Lock for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Storm is number 19 Nicho Hynes
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • Interchange for Storm is number 20 Trent Loiero
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Ben Te'o

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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