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Team List: Round 11 v Cowboys

Brandon Smith returns to the Melbourne Storm on-field starting line-up for Saturday night's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona was ruled out of the interstate match after scans showed the prop sustained a medial ligament injury against the Penrith Panthers in Magic Round. Smith will step into the No. 10 jersey after being named on the interchange in recent games. 

Jahrome Hughes has also been named to return to Craig Bellamy's starting 17 after missing out on Magic Round due to a calf injury. Cooper Johns will revert back to the bench after stepping in as halfback for the first time this season.

Alongside Johns, new recruit Alec MacDonald will return to the bench following a successful stint in the purple jersey in the opening six rounds of the 2022 season. As a development list player, MacDonald is now eligible for selection without exemption from Round 11 onwards.

Dean Ieremia will also remain on the interchange.

Kick-off is at 5.45pm. 

Watch live on Fox Sports and Kayo. 

Team List

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
    Fullback for Storm is number 2 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine Holmes
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Marion Seve
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Storm is number 15 Dean Ieremia
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom Dearden
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Storm is number 9 Harry Grant

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Storm is number 10 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 16 Coen Hess
    Prop for Storm is number 17 Tui Kamikamica
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Tom Gilbert
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Josh King

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 10 Reuben Cotter
    Interchange for Storm is number 1 Tyran Wishart
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Alec MacDonald
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Heilum Luki
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Trent Loiero
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Griffin Neame
    Interchange for Storm is number 18 Chris Lewis

Reserves

  • Replacement for Cowboys is number 20 Connelly Lemuelu
    Replacement for Storm is number 21 Jordan Grant

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Adam Gee

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