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Everything you auto know about game day: Round 22

We're chasing our 18th straight win when we face the Raiders at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Thursday night - here's everything you auto know.

First some top line info: Canberra have three wins from their past four games.

Bailey Simonsson (toe) returns for the green machine, while Storm welcome back Felise Kaufusi (suspension) and Nelson Asofa-Solomona (hamstring).

Key Info

Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium

Kick-off: 7.50pm

Broadcast: Channel 9, Fox League, Kayo

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Women in League round

This week the NRL celebrates Women in League round; an opportunity to recognise role models in the rugby league community and focus on the gender equality gap more broadly.

It provides another opportunity to celebrate the club's long-standing partnership with the Victorian Women’s Trust.

The squad will run-out in Melbourne Storm x VWT warm up tees, which pay tribute to the partnership and the shared values of both organisations.

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Team news


Felise Kaufusi and Nelson Asofa-Solomona return, with Tom Eisenhuth and Tepai Moeroa relegated to the reserves.


Bailey Simonsson has been named on the wing with Semi Valemei dropping out. Jordan Rapana retains the fullback position.

Iosia Soliola joins the interchange bench at the expense of Elijah Anderson, who played four minutes in his NRL debut against the Dragons last week.

Key match-up

Josh Hodgson/Tom Starling v Brandon Smith/Harry Grant

Both Hodgson and Smith love dummy-half runs, and one-on-one steals.

Grant has clocked up 7 try assists (and 4 tries of his own) in 9 appearances, while Starling has 3 assists and 2 tries on his 2021 resume.

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.