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Everything You Auto Know About Round 15

Friday night footy returns to AAMI Park as Melbourne Storm lineup to face the Brisbane Broncos and raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation!

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Key Info

Storm store open: 6pm

Gates: 6.30pm

Storm Warm-up: 7:20pm

Starlight Purple Splash presented by carsales: 7:30pm

Storm Run-on: 7:53pm

NRL Kick-off: 7.55pm

Watch live on 9Gem (VIC), Channel 9 (NSW/QLD/NT), Fox League and Kayo.

Starlight Round

Starlight Foundation Purple Splash Presented by carsales

The Big Purple Splash returns to AAMI Park on Friday Night to raise much needed funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. On Friday night willing celebrities brave the icy waters in front of the passionate purple faithful.

Starlight kids Harry and Sammi Merritt, who both suffer from Sticklers Syndrome, will have the dunking honours with the game day partner generously donating $1,000 per dunk, contributing to the club’s fundraising efforts for the Children’s charity who brighten the lives of sick kids.

Fan Pledge

Storm members and fans can make every try count by pledging a donation for every try your Storm score. To help make a difference to the lives of sick kids, all you need to do is make your pledge, share with friends and family then cheer on your Storm to lay down as many tries as possible!

Our Major Partner RedZed will once again generously match all donations up to $10,000!

Make your pledge here!

Member Jersey

The bolts will return in 2022 with the winning design in our member Jersey competition voted by you! The words 'Thank you Storm Members' are inscribed across the sleeves of the jersey as recognition of the club’s appreciation towards its passionate member base. The team will where the member jersey for the first time this year on Friday night. Get your 2022 Member Jersey at AAMI Park on game day at our merchandise store and aisle 4 & 24.

Venue Info


Public transport is the best way to get to the game. It’s a safe, simple and efficient way to travel. Metro Trains makes sure that there are enough services running whenever a major NRL match is played, which means there’s always plenty of trains to get you to and from the game.

Getting to the game is easy. You can plan your journey by visiting the Metro Trains website, or by using the PTV app – download the app now at

This week’s train disruption information for Fridays nights’ game is below.

Buses replace trains on the Werribee and Williamstown lines between North Melbourne, Newport and Williamstown from 8.30pm Friday 17 June to 4.30am Saturday 18 June. Please allow extra time.

For full details surrounding getting to/from AAMI Park including driving, parking, public transport and taxi/rideshare services please see below:

Team News


Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen was set to return from a hamstring injury but a positive COVID test has ruled him out meaning Nick Meaney will retain the fullback job for at least another week. Jack Howarth has been named as Papenhuyzen's replacement in the 22.

Last weekend’s debutant Grant Anderson will continue in the starting line-up on the wing and play his first game at AAMI Park, while Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been named in the starting pack, switching roles with Tui Kamikamica.

View our full team list and injury report.


Skipper Adam Reynolds will miss the game with a rib injury, with Tyrone Roberts to play his second game of the season after coming off the bench in Round 1. Kotoni Staggs returns and Brenko Lee holds his place in the centres with Herbie Farnworth sidelined by a biceps injury. Maroons winger Selwyn Cobbo is back on deck so Jordan Pereira goes to 18th man.

Kurt Capewell returns in the back row, Jake Turpin joins the bench and Payne Haas has been named to play despite hurting his shoulder against Canberra.

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.