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Everything you auto know about game day: Prelim Final

The two best teams from the 2021 NRL club competition - with 21 wins each from 24 matches - will face each other in an afternoon grand final qualifier at Suncorp on Saturday.

Here's everything you auto know.

Key Info

Where: Suncorp Stadium

Kick-off: 4pm

Broadcast: Channel 9, Fox League, Kayo

Team news


Josh Addo-Carr returns from a hamstring injury in place of Isaac Lumelume in Melbourne's only change.

Melbourne hooker Brandon Smith was cleared of a facial fracture following a head clash with Manly's Josh Aloiai in week one and he also said he would be right to play Penrith.


Brian To'o (ankle) is a chance to return from injury but has only been included in the reserves.

Mitch Kenny has been ruled out with his ankle injury, with Tyrone May replacing him on the bench.

Viliame Kikau is named in the starting side but is likely to come off the bench as he has for the past five weeks. He is in some doubt with his own ankle injury.

Key match-up

Nathan Cleary v Jahrome Hughes

They both like to take the line on, both defend well on the right edge, both have a lot of instinctive variety in their game.

The pair are also level in try assists and line-break assists, a slight advantage to Cleary in the number of forced drop-puts (19 to 13).



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.