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Match Preview | Storm v Roosters

It'll be a big test on Thursday night when the Sydney Roosters take to the turf of Suncorp Stadium for a blockbuster battle with the Melbourne Storm.

While the Storm are riding high on the back of a big win over the Warriors, the Roosters are enjoying five straight wins since the resumption of the NRL competition. 

The Roosters are sitting in third place, while the Melbourne Storm find themselves just below on fourth, separated by for and against alone. 

Over the last few seasons, the majority of battles between these two competition heavyweights have been tight and tough. 

It's only fitting that Round 8 kick off with a bang! Here's all the numbers and info you need heading into Thursday night's clash. 

GAME INFO
Storm v Roosters
Thursday, July 2nd
Suncorp Stadium
Kick off: 7:50pm

HASHTAGS: #ShowYourTricolours #EastsToWin #NRLStormRoosters
BROADCAST: Channel Nine, Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Justin Olam
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Nat Butcher

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 6 Ryley Jacks
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tino Faasuamaleaui
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins

TEAM NEWS

Storm: Cameron Munster's absence with a knee injury is likely to result in Ryley Jacks or Cooper Johns being called up to partner Jahrome Hughes in the halves. Josh Addo-Carr, Christian Welch and Kenny Bromwich will be monitored after head knocks.

Roosters: Isaac Liu is currently sidelined with a broken rib. Nat Butcher replaces Victor Radley at lock while Jake Friend will power through 80 minutes in Sam Verrills' absence. Josh Morris and James Tedesco both return.

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Extended Highlights | Roosters v Storm

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