2019 Storm Squad

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Albert Vete
Billy Walters
Brandon Smith
Brodie Croft
Chayse Blair
Christian Welch
Curtis Scott
Dale Finucane
Tui Kamikamica
Felise Kaufusi
Jehome Hughes
Jesse Bromwich
Joe Stimson
Josh Addo Carr
Justin olam
Kenny Bromwich
Marion Seve
Nelson Asofa Solomona
Patrick Kaufusi
Ryan Papenhauyzen
Sam Kasiano
Scott Drinkwater
Suliasi Vunivalu
Thomas Eisenhauth
Tino Faasuamaleaui
Will Chambers


They left out Sandor and Cam Smith

If those two are still on our list we have 1 more place on our list for a player
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Cam Munster ?
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Whoops missed him
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Wtf is happening with Smith?
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Kelma Tuilagi.
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ALX22 wrote:Kelma Tuilagi.

Pretty sure he is part of the development squad
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Any latest on Smithy? Has he/Is he going to re-sign? ???
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With Valentine Holmes going to the NFL and Kalyn Ponga moving to 5/8, I wonder if that will get Munster to move back to fullback.
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Would love to see drinkwater get a few games in the #1 jersey next season. That kid has a spark about him.
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https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... cted-team/

Melbourne Storm: 2019 Round 1 predicted team
Chris Kennedy & Jamie Soward (Originally published on NRL.com)
Thu 3 Jan 2019

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The Storm enter the Billy Slater era with skipper Cameron Smith (at the time of writing) still unsigned heading into the Christmas break but expected to put pen to paper in the new year.

Jahrome Hughes is likely to get first crack at Slater's famed No.1 jersey, although Scott Drinkwater is pressing for a chance as well.

While Smith is expected to start 2019 at hooker for the Storm, his namesake Brandon is the heir apparent if not. Tim Glasby's departure will hand a chance to Albert Vete or Sam Kasiano with the team otherwise unchanged from the grand final.

Resident NRL.com expert Jamie Soward says:

"Jahrome Hughes to fullback. They'll be up there again. There's not too many question marks. The question mark is life after Billy Slater.
"We saw a couple of times this year when Smith was off the field the errors crept in and completion rate dropped. Brodie Croft didn't start the season too well, he certainly needs to handle those situations better. That time in reserve grade really did him well."

NRL.com's predicted Round 1 team:
1. Jahrome Hughes
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Will Chambers
4. Curtis Scott
5. Suli Vunivalu
6. Cameron Munster
7. Brodie Croft
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith
10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Joe Stimson
13. Dale Finucane

14. Brandon Smith
15. Kenny Bromwich
16. Albert Vete
17. Christian Welch

Other squad members: Cheyse Blair, Scott Drinkwater, Tom Eisenhuth, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Tui Kamikamica, Sam Kasiano, Patrick Kaufusi, Justin Olam, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Marion Seve, Billy Walters
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:24 pm

Again they left out Sandor.

I'm hoping we get a look at Tino in first grade this year.
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Geez that’s a quality team there. I’ll be surprised if Munster isn’t fullback tho. And I agree yourhero, I wanna see Tino get some games too
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Tino Fa’Asuamaleaui pushes for NRL debut
Gilbert Gardiner
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Fri 1 Feb 2019

Craig Bellamy has challenged the next generation of Melbourne Storm prospects to stand up to the grind of the upcoming NRL season.

The premiership mastermind must make two forced changes from last year’s grand final team following Billy Slater’s retirement and Tim Glasby’s move to Newcastle.

While a shootout between Jahrome Hughes and Scott Drinkwater will decide Slater’s replacement, the back-up prop role, supporting newly minted vice-captain Jesse Bromwich and Kiwis international Nelson Asofa-Solomona, is up for grabs.

If a game was played today Tui Kamikamica would suit up for the Storm but the giant Fijian enforcer has strong competition from Queensland under-18s and Junior Kangaroos representative Tino Fa’Asuamaleaui.

Fa’Asuamaleaui loomed as a possible debutant for the Storm late last season as the NRL juggernaut steamed towards the finals but ultimately fell short.

Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, pictured for Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup last year, is pushing to make his NRL debut for Melbourne Storm.

A breakout off-season has put the 197cm 18-year-old powerhouse firmly in Bellamy’s sights.

Sam Kasiano, Albert Vete and Patrick Kaufusi will also audition for the Round 1 job in upcoming NRL trials.

“This is probably the youngest group we’ve ever had, or certainly the youngest group I’ve ever seen,” Bellamy said.

“We had some young guys from outside our 17 last year, some on the edge that probably played a couple of games, they’ll certainly get an opportunity but there’s a few new guys that haven’t played first grade that will get some opportunities and we’ll see how they handle it.

“It will be really exciting (for them) at the start of the year … when you get four, five, six weeks of getting bashed up and then it gets into a real grind, that’s when they need to keep sticking their head up.”

Bellamy confirmed a skin infection disrupted the club’s final few days in Geelong last week.

It prompted the Storm to abort plans to train with AFL heavyweight Geelong at Kardinia Park to avoid any risk of contamination.

“We just had a couple of skin infections,” Bellamy said.

“Which weren’t a worry to us but just took a while to get rid of, everyone is OK now.”
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:53 pm

Would love to see Tino play
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