Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, July 11, 7.35 PM, Round 9, GIO Stadium, Canberra, Canberra Raiders take on Melbourne Storm NRL Match Preview
Clash of the round inviting history that concluded the Raiders out playing the Melbourne Storm already previously this year, will history repeat itself for this particular match, the Raiders have not been convincing as of late and all the discussion before the commencement of the season has quite possibly been hype, the Raiders not a team you can trust to get the two points every round but the Storm? well, quite the opposite, thunderclouds swarm over the Storm though with Felise Kaufusi and Suliasi Vunivalu out for this clash, will that help the Raiders get the points?
The Canberra Raiders
|Dunamis Lui||Emre Guler|
|Jordan Rapana||Iosia Soliola|
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Michael Oldfield 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine
Reserves: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Kai O’Donnell 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Jordan Rapana 18. Tom Starling 19. Matt Frawley 20. Darby Medlyn 21. Curtis Scott
Coach: Ricky Stuart
The Melbourne Storm
|Brenko Lee||Felise Kaufusi|
|Darryn Schonig||Suliasi Vunivalu|
1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Marion Seve 3. Justin Olam 4. Paul Momirovski 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane
Reserves: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Darryn Schonig 19. Cameron Munster 20. Brenko Lee 21. Nicholas Hynes
Coach: Craig Bellamy
The last time these two teams met the Storm at home were beaten convincingly by the Raiders 6-22. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 45 matches played between the Storm and the Raiders favour the Storm winning 31, all other statistics suggest that the Melbourne Storm should take care of business.
Melbourne Storm for the win.