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Everything you auto know: Finals Week 1 v Broncos

All the info you need to know as Melbourne Storm take on the Brisbane Broncos this Friday in Week 1 of the 2023 Finals series!

Key Info

Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

When: Friday, September 8

Gates: 6pm

NRL kick-off: 7.50pm

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Watch live on Channel 9.

Melbourne Storm Fans Qualifying Final Watch Party

Can't make it to Suncorp Stadium for the Qualifying Final? No worries, we're bringing the Final to you right here in Melbourne!

Watch Storm take on the Brisbane Broncos in the Cabinet Room at the Bourke Street Imperial with exclusive watch party discounts on food and beverages!

Where: Bourke Street Imperial – Cabinet room 

$15 credit to Storm fans available via the Aus Venue Co PASS app (use code GOSTORM to redeem the credit)

$10 Furphy pints 

15% discount on food and beverages via the PASS app

Download the PASS app now!

Queensland Members' pre-game event

Queenslanders, this one's for you! Don’t miss Storm's pre-game event before heading across the road to Suncorp to watch us take on the Broncos in Week 1 of our 2023 finals campaign!

Hear from Melbourne Storm CEO Justin Rodski, fan favourite Sua Fa’alogo and other extended Storm players for an all-inclusive food & beverage, private pre-finals event!

Date: Friday, September 8

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Darling and Co, Brisbane

Unlock your spot to celebrate!

Venue Info

The Suncorp Stadium seating map for week 1 of the 2023 Finals Series can be found here

To witness Storm Chase the Legacy and take on the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, unlock your tickets, here.

Finals Hub

Updated daily with ticketing info, merch, competitions and the latest NRL Finals news, Storm's Finals Hub is your one-stop shop for all things Finals!

Chase the Legacy

As Melbourne Storm enter their 13th consecutive finals appearance, in a year that celebrated the Club’s 25th anniversary, players will take the field with a burning desire – to “Chase the Legacy”.

Chase the Legacy

Chase the Legacy celebrates 25 years of sporting success, it embodies the unwavering dedication, relentless pursuit of excellence and triumphant history of the Club we know and love.  

Represent the Legacy and support your Storm with your very own 2023 Finals tee!

Team Info

The Friday night clash will see the return of Nick Meaney, Marion Seve, Xavier Coates, Cameron Munster, Christian Welch, Tui Kamikamica,Trent Loiero, Harry Grant, Tom Eisenhuth and Nelson Asofa-Solomona to the squad after being rested last week.

Jahrome Hughes will also return to the starting line-up after recovering from a knee injury sustained in Round 26, while Will Warbrick and Eli Katoa also rejoin the fold following minor strains that saw them sit out of Round 27.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Reece Walsh
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Jesse Arthars
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Will Warbrick
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Marion Seve
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Selwyn Cobbo
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Ezra Mam
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Thomas Flegler
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Tui Kamikamica
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Billy Walters
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Kurt Capewell
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Trent Loiero
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Eliesa Katoa
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Josh King

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Tyson Smoothy
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tom Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Brendan Piakura
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Kobe Hetherington
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Keenan Palasia
    Interchange for Storm is number 19 Tariq Sims

Reserves

  • Replacement for Broncos is number 18 Corey Oates
    Replacement for Storm is number 14 Bronson Garlick

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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