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Team List: Round 2 v Rabbitohs

Some of Melbourne Storm’s biggest stars are confirmed returnees for the round two Return to AAMI Park match against South Sydney at AAMI Park on Thursday night.

Craig Bellamy’s run-on team in his 500th game as coach will feature captain Jesse Bromwich, who missed the round one win against Wests Tigers due to being a COVID-19 close contact, as well as State of Origin representatives Cameron Munster and Harry Grant who were suspended for last week.

Bromwich will start in the front-row and will be sole captain with Christian Welch out for the season following an achilles rupture in the dying stages of Saturday night’s win. He underwent successful surgery on Monday.

Grant replaces Brandon Smith, who had surgery yesterday on his broken hand and is expected to miss around a month of action, while Munster resumes in the No.6 jersey worn last week by Nick Meaney.

Victorian Dean Ieremia starts on the wing, replacing George Jennings who suffered a suspected season-ending ACL tear against the Tigers. Last year’s recipient of the Billy Slater Medal as Storm Rookie of the Year, Ieremia scored six tries in 10 appearances in his debut season.

Round 1’s impressive debutants Tyran Wishart and Alec McDonald have retained their bench spots.

Kickoff is at 8pm following the curtain-raiser between the Victorian Thunderbolts and South Sydney in the Jersey Flegg under-21s competition at 5.30pm.

The Thunderbolts are coming off a 30-20 win against Wests Tigers in their season opener on Sunday.


1. Ryan Papenhuyzen

2. Dean Ieremia

3. Reimis Smith

4. Justin Olam

5. Xavier Coates

6. Cameron Munster

7. Jahrome Hughes

8. Jesse Bromwich (c)

9. Harry Grant

10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

11. Felise Kaufusi

12.  Kenny Bromwich

13. Josh King


14. Tyran Wishart

15. Alec MacDonald

16. Trent Loiero

17. Tepai Moeroa


18. Chris Lewis

19. Nick Meaney

20. Bronson Garlick

21. Jayden Nikorima

22. Jonah Pezet

23. Jack Howarth

24. Will Warbrick

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.