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RedZed Report: Round 7

The fortnightly RedZed Report, bringing you updates direct from Storm HQ about our injury list, club news and all things footy.

Injury update

We caught up with Football Operations Coordinator Ryan Hoffman who delivered some good and bad news about our injury list.

Ryan Papenhuyzen has been ruled out of our round 7 clash after he sustained a shoulder injury during Friday night's win over the Roosters.

"Paps unfortunately did a number on his shoulder, he will be out for a week or two," Hoffy said.

"He's tough and we don't expect he will be on the sidelines any longer than two weeks."

Brenko Lee was playing some strong footy in the Q cup but has suffered another calf injury.

"Brenko has injured his calf which is disappointing and no doubt frustrating for him," Hoff said.

"He had been playing well for our feeder club but he'll be out again now for a few weeks."

In good news, co-captain Dale Finucane has been named in our extended squad for round 7.

"He still has to get through a few tests before game day but fingers crossed," Hoffy said.

"It's also good news for Darryn Schonig, the initial fears were that he'd done his ACL but he hasn't.

"We will give him a few weeks to rehab it and see how he goes."

Round 7 preview

It was a vintage Storm performance in last weekend's win over the Roosters, with a relentless style of play eventually wearing down the Tricolours.

The Warriors defeated the Dragons 20-14 on Sunday, ending a four-game winning streak for St George Illawarra. Fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was a standout.


Every year we feel extremely privileged to run out against the Warriors in a Trans-Tasman clash that honours ANZAC men and women.

The pre-game blackout ceremony is a moving tribute which sets the tone for the contest to follow and has become a must-see event in Australian sport.

Tickets are selling fast. Secure your seat here.

Club news

The playing group hit the road this week to help promote rugby league at local clubs across the Melbourne metropolitan region as part of the Storm in Your Club campaign.

In conjunction with NRL Victoria, NRL squad members visited 17 clubs to continue the growth of rugby league in Melbourne and highlight the benefits of playing the sport.

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.