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Team announcement: Round 21 v Knights

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an unchanged starting line-up for the Round 21 match-up with the Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Saturday night clash is the first meeting between the two teams in over a year. Stom and the Knights last faced off in Round 8 of the 2022 season with Storm putting together a strong performance, running out 48-point victors.

After celebrating his 50th NRL game last week, Tom Eisenhuth will back up for his 50th appearance in Storm colours.

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Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Dominic Young
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Will Warbrick
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Greg Marzhew
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Tyson Gamble
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Jackson Hastings
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Tui Kamikamica
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Phoenix Crossland
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Leo Thompson
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Trent Loiero
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Josh King

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Kurt Mann
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tom Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tariq Sims
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Jack Hetherington
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Alec MacDonald
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Mat Croker
    Interchange for Storm is number 18 Bronson Garlick

Reserves

  • Replacement for Knights is number 20 Brodie Jones
    Replacement for Storm is number 14 Tyran Wishart

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Ben Cummins

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