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Everything You Auto Know About Round 18

Melbourne Storm is headed back to AAMI Park for one epic Sunday Funday! Not only do we face the Raiders, but we host the Storm Cup Grand Final, wear our 2012 Premiership Heritage Jersey, unveil the Cameron Smith Stand, celebrate the Melbourne Old Boys and help DonateLife register new donors! 

Secure your seat to this epic day of footy below!

Key Info

Storm Cup Grand Final on Gosch's Paddock: 12.30pm

Gates: 1.45pm

Jersey Flegg - Victorian Thunderbolts v Canberra Raiders: 1.45pm

Storm warm-up: 3.30pm

Welcome Melbourne Old Boys back to AAMI Park: 3.35pm

Cameron Smith Stand unveiling: 3.50pm

Kick-off: 4.05pm


If you’re a Melbourne Storm Member you are able to scan membership cards to gain access to AAMI Park.

  • General Admission enter through Gate 7 and find a seat between aisles 12-19 and 31-38
  • Reserved seat members can scan in and head to their reserved seat

All members will now have received a PDF membership card and are encouraged to use this where possible

Those members who are needing to collect their 2022 member items can visit our membership marquee and present their collection slip

Membership collection and queries from 1:45 pm will be located next to Edwin’s Café.

Heritage Jersey

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Melbourne’s 2012 Grand Final win, Storm will wear a replica of the premiership-winning jersey for Heritage Round in Round 18.

The jersey is a near-perfect replica of the original outfit, featuring the exact same shade of purple as the storm logo at the time, alongside the clubs’ much-loved thunderbolts in the form of a V as a nod to their home state of Victoria.

Get your 2022 Heritage Jersey at AAMI Park on game day at our merchandise store and aisle 4 & 24. You can also order your own jersey from our online store here.

Celebrate Cam Smith

Cameron Smith will be further immortalised at AAMI Park with the unveiling of the Eastern Stand pregame. Make sure you attend to have your chance to pay tribute to the recently retired skipper and celebrate his record-breaking career at the club when he attends the unveiling in person.


Melbourne Storm is once again partnering with Donate Life in Round 18 against Canberra Raiders to continue encouraging Australians to sign up as Organ and Tissue Donors. Register as an organ and tissue donor now, or at the DonateLife pop-up booth outside of AAMI Park.

Venue Info


Make game day easy, be prepared and plan ahead with the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner for the most up-to-date travel information.

View our full game day guide below:

Team News


Cameron Munster has been named to return at five-eighth after COVID ruled him out of Origin with Nick Meaney returning to the wing. Harry Grant will also back up after playing for Queensland. Felise Kaufusi has returned from personal leave and comes into the back row with Chris Lewis dropping to the reserves.

Hooker Brandon Smith will miss the next three games after he was banned at the judiciary on Tuesday for contrary conduct. Kenny Bromwich (ankle) has been named to play.


Maroons prop Josh Papali'i and Jack Wighton from the NSW extended bench will be on deck for the Green Machine.

James Schiller (shoulder) has been named on the bench in place of Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad in the only change to the squad that lost to the Dragons in Round 16.

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.