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Everything You Auto Know About Round 17

Stay up to date with everything you need to know about our Round 17 clash with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

After securing a masterclass win in our previous Round 6 meeting, the squad are ready to face the Sharks for the second time this season on Thursday 7 July.

Key Info

Where: PointsBet Stadium

Gates: 5.30pm

Jersey Flegg - Sharks v Victorian Thunderbolts: 5.35pm

NRL kick-off: 7.50pm

Watch live on Channel 9, 9Gem, Fox League and Kayo.

Team News


With Cameron Munster and Harry Grant both off on Maroons duty, the Storm squad is set for a couple of changes. Ryan Papenhuyzen will be all the better after making his NRL return after a hamstring injury saw him sidelined for 5 rounds.


The Sharks will be without centre Siosifa Talakai after he held his spot in Brad Fittler's 17 for Origin Three. Connor Tracey has played five games at centre this year and looms as the likely replacement for Talakai.

Full teams to be announced at 4pm.

Last match-up moment

In our Round 6 match-up at AAMI Park, Justin Olam scored his second try of the evening from a stunning uninterrupted run off a scrum. 

Known for his defence-demolishing ways, will the centre do it again?

Olam scores off scrum play

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.