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Team Announcement Rd 8 v Sharks

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.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
  • Centre for Storm is number 2 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Will Chambers
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Sharks is number 14 Teig Wilton
  • Winger for Storm is number 19 Dean Ieremia
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Connor Tracey
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Aiden Tolman
  • Hooker for Storm is number 14 Harry Grant
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 3 Tom Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Braydon Trindall
  • Interchange for Storm is number 13 Tui Kamikamica
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Dale Finucane
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Sharks is number 19 Billy Magoulias

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 17 Ryley Jacks
    Reserve for Sharks is number 21 Josh Dugan

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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