Melbourne Storm is set to welcome back Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi for the Sunday afternoon showdown with the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park in Round 18 of the NRL.
Munster has been named pending his recovery from a bout of COVID which ruled him out of tomorrow night’s State of Origin decider for Queensland, while Kaufusi has returned from personal leave after spending time with his ill father in the United States.
With Munster in the No.6 role, Nick Meaney returns to the wing with Grant Anderson (elbow sprain) dropping out of the 22.
Kaufusi has been named in the starting pack, pushing Chris Lewis back to the extended bench. Lewis is also currently in isolation following a positive COVID test after the last-start loss to Cronulla.
Queensland Origin star Harry Grant takes over the No.9 jersey from Brandon Smith who has not been selected ahead of his judiciary appearance this evening.
Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen will make his first appearance at home since the win against the Dragons in round nine.
Kick off is at 4pm following the unveiling of the Cameron Smith Stand at AAMI Park.
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Match: Storm v Raiders
Round 18 -
Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan PapenhuyzenFullback for Raiders is number 1 Xavier Savage
Winger for Storm is number 2 Nick MeaneyWinger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
Centre for Storm is number 3 Marion SeveCentre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin OlamCentre for Raiders is number 4 Sebastian Kris
Winger for Storm is number 5 Dean IeremiaWinger for Raiders is number 15 James Schiller
Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron MunsterFive-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome HughesHalfback for Raiders is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
Hooker for Storm is number 9 Harry GrantHooker for Raiders is number 9 Zac Woolford
Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-SolomonaProp for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Raiders is number 16 Adam Elliott
Lock for Storm is number 13 Josh KingLock for Raiders is number 20 Corey Harawira-Naera
Interchange for Storm is number 14 Tyran WishartInterchange for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton
Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui KamikamicaInterchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
Interchange for Storm is number 16 Alec MacDonaldInterchange for Raiders is number 21 Emre Guler
Interchange for Storm is number 17 Jordan GrantInterchange for Raiders is number 22 Albert Hopoate
Replacement for Storm is number 19 Chris LewisReplacement for Raiders is number 18 Brad Schneider
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins