Written by Christopher Tearse
Thursday, July 2, 7.50 PM, Round 8, Suncorp Stadium, Melbourne Storm take on Sydney Roosters NRL Match Preview
Third-placed Roosters take on fourth-placed Storm with both teams suffering from injury woes in last rounds NRL Premiership competition, the Sydney Roosters will head into this one with lots of class including the return of James Tedesco and Josh Morris although, without Victor Radley, The Storm will be without there key inclusion Cameron Munster which may make all the difference in this clash.
The Melbourne Storm
|Albert Vete||Cameron Munster|
1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 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. Cooper Johns 19. Marion Seve 20. Albert Vete 21. Chris Lewis
Coach: Craig Bellamy
The Sydney Roosters
|James Tedesco||Isaac Liu|
|Josh Morris||Sam Verrills|
|Lachlan Lam||Victor Radley|
1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Nat Butcher
Reserves: 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Mitchell Aubusson 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Daniel Fifita 19. Ryan Hall 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Lachlan Lam
Coach: Trent Robinson
The last time these two teams met the Roosters at home beat the Storm 14-6. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 37 matches played between the Roosters and the Storm favour the Storm winning 21, all other general statistics favour the Roosters except at this venue the Storm has won 83% of their matches 17/21.
Sydney Roosters for the win.
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