Storm v Warriors

26 Jun 20 0 Comments

Written by Christopher Tearse

Photo by Getty Images

Friday, June 26,  6.00 PM, Round 7, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Melbourne Storm take on New Zealand Warriors NRL Match Preview

Storm on the edge of discovery with the team still working themselves out up against the Warriors who are set for a new beginning with the recent sacking of their head coach, Warriors have been up and down performance-wise and this week they will need to be up as the Melbourne Storm won’t be negotiating to come off a loss that warrants no justification, the Warriors have made lots of personnel adjustments for this one with Ken Maumalo returning.


The Melbourne Storm

Jahrome Hughes Marion Seve
Josh Addo-Carr
Max King
Nicho Hynes
Paul Momirovski

Melbourne Storm 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Brenko Lee 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 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. Ryley Jacks 19. Nicholas Hynes 20. Max King 21. Paul Momirovski

Coach: Craig Bellamy

The New Zealand Warriors

Adam Pompey Eliesa Katoa
Chanel Harris-Tavita Wayde Egan
Isaiah Papali’i
Josh Curran
Ken Maumalo
Leivaha Pulu

New Zealand Warriors 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Karl Lawton 10. Lachlan Burr 11. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair

Reserves: 14. Chanel Harris-Tavita 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Agnatius Paasi 17. Isaiah Papali’i 18. Gerard Beale 20. Adam Pompey 21. Josh Curran

Coach: Todd Payten


The last time these two teams met the Warriors at home lost to the Storm 10-32. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, matches played between the Storm and the Warriors have favoured the Storm winning 26 of 44 head to heads since 1998, all other statistics including this venue favours the Storm.



Melbourne Storm for the win.

If we had to pick a line?

Storm -14

Be the first to comment on this preview

Make a comment...

Our Valued Partners

European Championship logo X-league rugby league logo Cleveland Rugby League Brasil Rugby League Latin Heat Rugby League Logo Ghana Rugby League Serbia Rugby League Canada Rugby League Norway Rugby League Russian Rugby League Cameroon Rugby League Malta Rugby League Nigeria Rugby League Logo