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Match Day Guide: Round 17 v Raiders

A Saturday night showdown awaits at AAMI Park this Saturday as Storm take on a familiar foe in the Canberra Raiders.

 Secure your seat now! 

Gates: 4:45pm
Jersey Flegg v Bulldogs: 4:45pm 
Melbourne Storm warm-up: 6:58pm 
NAIDOC Week Celebration Commence: 7:25pm 
Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy 
Djirri Djirri performance 
Bandok Tati performance 
Koori Youth Will Shakespears performance
NRL kick off: 7:35pm 
Watch live on Fox League and Kayo.

Don't take your eye off the action during halftime, with Victoria's next crop of exciting young rugby league talent will take to AAMI Park to showcase their skills!

After that, stay in your seats post-match for your chance to grab a signed carsales fan footy from one of the players! 

The men in purple will roam AAMI Park for 15 minutes post-match to meet and greet our Storm fam. 

Storm Captain Harry Grant and winger Xavier Coates have both been named to back up from Origin duty, with the pair set to feature for the QLD Maroons tomorrow night at the MCG. 

NRL leading point scorer Nick Meaney will unfortunately miss the match due to a calf injury picked up in last week's narrow victory over the Dolphins at Suncorp Stadium last Friday. 

Team Lists


  • Fullback for Storm is number 22 Sualauvi Faalogo
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Jordan Rapana
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Will Warbrick
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Albert Hopoate
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Grant Anderson
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew Timoko
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Jack Howarth
    Centre for Raiders is number 20 Adam Cook
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Xavier Savage
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Tyran Wishart
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Ethan Strange
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Kaeo Weekes


  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Tui Kamikamica
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Storm is number 15 Bronson Garlick
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Josh King
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Shawn Blore
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Storm is number 16 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Morgan Smithies


  • Interchange for Storm is number 13 Trent Loiero
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Danny Levi
  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Christian Welch
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Ata Mariota
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Joe Chan
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Trey Mooney
  • Interchange for Storm is number 21 Kane Bradley
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Jordan Martin


  • Replacement for Storm is number 19 Dean Ieremia
    Replacement for Raiders is number 18 Simi Sasagi

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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Please note there will be no Storm Zone this week. 

Pre-game activities include:

Face painters inside gates 2 & 7
Merch; aisles 24 & 4, Storm store
Membership marquee

Fans young and old can begin to build their own collection of their favourite Storm players, with Melbourne Storm trading cards available inside Gate 7.

Saturday's card will be lock forward Josh King, so head down from 4.45pm on Saturday to ensure you can complete the series!

Our 2024 merchandise is truly Made for Melbourne with our new apparel partner O'Neills taking your game day kit to the next level! From training gear to jersey replicas, we've got you sorted. 

Keep the cold weather at bay with Melbourne Storm's new Winter Range!

The young, the old, in Melbourne, across Australia and around the globe – no matter where you are.    

If you are Made for Melbourne, memberships will be available for sale and collection from a marquee on the front forecourt next to Edwins for member item collections.

If you are a Melbourne Storm Member you can scan your membership card 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 seats.  

In 2024, we're also bringing back digital ticketing, with each game requiring individual tickets. See below for more information on how to redeem your digital ticket!

Make game day easy, be prepared and plan ahead. For more information about getting to and from the game by train, visit

Public Transport

AAMI Park is accessible by train, tram and bus. The stadium is walking distance from Richmond Station and Flinders Street Station. 

Stop 7D is outside AAMI Park on the Tram 70 tram line from Flinders Street. If you are coming from the north Tram 45 (North Balwyn) and Tram 75 (Vermont South) will stop adjacent to the MCG. 

Drive to The Footy

Parking at Melbourne Park is only available to guests who have pre-booked.

Bookings close at midnight the night before the event. You will not be able to drive up without a booking. 

If parking is sold out or unavailable, several private and public streetcar parks operate in close proximity to the precinct. 

- Yarra Park (MCG)
- Securing Parking – 121 Exhibition Street
- Secure Parking – 300 Flinders Street
- Securing Parking – 12-20 Flinders Street
- Secure Parking – Grand Hyatt Melbourne
- Wilson Parking – 11 Exhibition Street
- Wilson Parking – Collins Place
- Wilson Parking – 32 Flinders Street
- Wilson Parking – 172 Flinders Street
- Wilson Parking – Federation Square
- ACDC Garage – 114 Flinders Street
- On-Street Parking via the Botanical Gardens along the Yarra River  

Accessible Parking 

Accessible parking must be pre-booked via Ticketek’s Accessible Bookings Hotline:  

Reach them by phone on (03) 9286 1208 or;
Submit a request to be contacted online here.
We recommend parking is booked in advance to avoid disappointment.    

Please note, there are a limited number of accessible parking bays located at John Cain Arena (on Olympic Boulevard).  

Taxi & Rideshare 

A taxi rank is available next to The Oval on Olympic Boulevard. The pick-up and drop off point for rideshare services, such as Uber, is out the front of John Cain Arena on Olympic Boulevard.    

We encourage guests not to order their rideshare service until they have reached the pick-up point to avoid causing congestion along Olympic Boulevard.

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.