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Team Announcement: Preliminary Final v Panthers

Our starting 17 for this Saturday's Grand Final qualifier is unchanged following our first final, with the exception of Josh Addo-Carr returning in the number 5 jersey.

Foxx pushes Isaac Lumelume to the extended bench.

Also named on the extended bench: Aaron Pene, Tom Eisenhuth and Chris Lewis.

The match will see the two best sides in the competition - with 21 wins each from 24 matches - battle for a place in the big dance.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Stephen Crichton
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Matt Burton
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Panthers is number 21 Brian To'o
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Panthers is number 16 Tevita Pangai Junior
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Tyrone May
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nicholas Hynes
    Interchange for Panthers is number 19 Spencer Leniu

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 19 Tom Eisenhuth
    Reserve for Panthers is number 5 Brent Naden

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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