Canterbury Bulldogs v Melbourne Storm
Belmore Sports Ground – Friday, 6.00pm
1. Will Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Kerrod Holland 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Greg Eastwood 13. David Klemmer. Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Adam Elliott 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 20. Matt Frawley 21. Brad Abbey
The Bulldogs are expected to be 1-17. But there is still concern over Moses Mbye’s elbow injury and will be given until the last minute to prove to coach Des Hasler that he is good to go. Mbye states he is a “certain Starter”.
Matt Frawley and young gun Brad Abbey are expected to drop off the bench before kick-off.
1. Young Tonumaipea 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith © 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa Solomona 18. Vincent Leuluai 19. Curtis Scott 20. Ryley Jacks.
It has been well documented that Billy slater is set to miss up to a month of football as he continues to recover from his shoulder injury after yet another setback.
It is understood that Ryley Jacks is to come into the side and play in the halves with superstar Cooper Cronk. This leaving Cameron Munster to return to the fullback position where he dominated in 2016.
Young Tonumaipea is the man likely to drop out of the side, after initially being named as the Storms fullback on Tuesday.
Vincent Leuluai and Curtis Scott will fight it out to get the last bench position, with Leuluai likely to get the last position on Craig Bellamy’s bench.