Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has been forced to make two changes to his squad for Friday night’s round eight NRL clash against Cronulla at AAMI Park.
Chasing their fifth consecutive victory, Storm will be without winger George Jennings and front-rower Nelson Asofa-Solomona, both due to concussions sustained in the ANZAC Day win against the NZ Warriors on Sunday night.
Reimis Smith will start on the wing against the Sharks, with Tom Eisenhuth playing at right centre, as he did when Jennings left the field not long after scoring the opening try in the first half against the Warriors.
Chris Lewis will be the additional forward on the bench, replacing Asofa-Solomona, with Ryley Jacks, Dean Ieremia, Isaac Lumelume, Trent Loiero and Aaron Pene on the extended interchange.
Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen will miss another week with his shoulder injury.
Kickoff on Friday night is at 6pm.
Match: Storm v Sharks
Round 8 -
Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicholas HynesFullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-CarrWinger for Sharks is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
Centre for Storm is number 2 Reimis SmithCentre for Sharks is number 3 Will Chambers
Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin OlamCentre for Sharks is number 14 Teig Wilton
Winger for Storm is number 19 Dean IeremiaWinger for Sharks is number 5 Connor Tracey
Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron MunsterFive-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome HughesHalfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Sharks is number 8 Aiden Tolman
Hooker for Storm is number 14 Harry GrantHooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian WelchProp for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
Lock for Storm is number 9 Brandon SmithLock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
Interchange for Storm is number 3 Tom EisenhuthInterchange for Sharks is number 15 Braydon Trindall
Interchange for Storm is number 13 Tui KamikamicaInterchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
Interchange for Storm is number 15 Dale FinucaneInterchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele
Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris LewisInterchange for Sharks is number 19 Billy Magoulias
Reserve for Storm is number 17 Ryley JacksReserve for Sharks is number 21 Josh Dugan
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Jon Stone
- Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
- Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen