Written by Adam Whitelock
Sunday, 13th of September, 4:05 PM, NRL Round 18, Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne Storm versus North Queensland Cowboys NRL Match Fixture
Melbourne weathered the first-half storm from the Rabbitohs last week and came away with the win, while the Cowboys beat the Dragons in golden point. The Storm have only lost one game from their past 11 and currently sit in the second spot on the ladder with another victory all but securing them a top-two finish. Having announced Todd Payton as their new head coach from next season onwards, the Cowboys will be out to impress and build towards the future.
The Melbourne Storm
|Nelson Asofa-Solomona||Chris Lewis|
|Ryley Jacks||Christian Welch|
|Suliasi Vunivalu||Ryan Papenhuyzen|
1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Brenko Lee 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
Reserves: 14. Ryley Jacks 15. Darryn Schonig 16. Albert Vete 17. Isaac Lumelume 18. Tom Eisenhuth 19. Sandor Earl 20. Tui Kamikamica 21. Max King
Coach: Craig Bellamy
The North Queensland Cowboys
1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Esan Marsters 5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Francis Molo 9. Reuben Cotter 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Josh Mcguire
Reserves: 14. Daejarn Asi 15. John Asiata 16. Tom Gilbert 17. Corey Jensen 18. Shane Wright 19. Jake Granville 20. Ben Hampton 21. Peter Hola
Coach: Josh Hannay
The last time these two teams met the Storm beat the Cowboys 24-16, Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 40 matches played between the Storm and the Cowboys favour the Storm winning 30, all other statistics suggest Storm take care of business!
Melbourne Storm by 14