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Everything You Auto Know About Round 16

Here's everything you need to know ahead of our Round 16 clash with the Manly Sea Eagles!

As players return from Representative Round, the Storm squad are keen to continue the historic rivalry between the Club and Manly at the icon Brookvale Oval. 

Key Info

Where: 4 Pines Park (Brookvale Oval)

Gates: 5.15pm

Jersey Flegg: Sea Eagles v Victorian Thunderbolts: 5.30pm

NRL kick-off: 7.50pm

Team News


Hooker Brandon Smith is slated to reach a milestone 100 NRL and Storm games becoming the 40th Storm player to do so. 

Chris Lewis has been selected in the starting back-row, replacing Felise Kaufusi who is unavailable. Five-eighth Cameron Munster (AC joint irritation) has been named in the No.6 jersey with a final decision on his fitness to be made closer to gameday with Jayden Nikorima on standby.

Both Nelson Asofa-Solomona and Tui Kamikamica have been named on the interchange bench, alongside Ryan Papenhuyzen who gets closer to playing his first NRL match since Round nine after being hit with knee and hamstring injuries, as well as a bout of COVID.

View our full team list and injury report.


Josh Aloiai suffered a concussion playing for Samoa on Saturday night and will be rested so Sean Keppie moves to the starting side and Taniela Paseka joins the bench. Jake Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans have been named to back up from Origin as have Tongan reps Christian Tuipulotu and Tolutau Koula, Samoan pair Josh Schuster and Marty Taupau and Kiwi Kieran Foran. Ben Trbojevic is listed among the reserves as he nears a return from a shoulder injury.

Venue Info

For the latest venue information, please see here.

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.