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Storm vs Warriors
22 Feb 2020
Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North
Kickoff 5pm (NZ time), 3pm (VIC time)

Storm vs Cowboys
29 Feb 2020
Casey Fields
Kickoff 5:30pm
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https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... ors-trial/

Melbourne Storm squad for Warriors trial
melbournestorm.com.au
Tue 18 Feb 2020

Halfback Ryley Jacks will wear Melbourne colours for the first time since 2018 when Storm plays NZ Warriors in their opening NRL pre-season trial in Palmerston North on Saturday.

Jacks played 25 NRL matches for Storm in the 2017-18 seasons before heading off for a season with Gold Coast Titans.

He will be part of a 24-man squad, including 16 of the players who represented Storm in the NRL Nines in Perth, who will head across the Tasman on Thursday.

The only omissions from the Nines squad are Cameron Munster and Tui Kamikamica who will return for the trial against North Queensland Cowboys at Casey Fields on February 29.

Included in the line-up to face the Warriors are Victoria Thunderbolts youngsters James Atonio and Jay Natapu, as well as three players from Storm’s Intrust Super Cup feeder clubs – Aaron Booth and Jack Peoples (Easts) and Sam Bernstrom (Sunshine Coast).

Development squad member Dan Atkinson, a fullback from the Norths Devils in Brisbane who is also part of Queensland’s under-20 Emerging Origin squad, will wear the purple for the first time.

Kickoff at Central Energy Trust Arena will be at 5pm (NZ time), 3pm (Qld time).

Storm members and fans are invited to watch the team train at Central Energy Trust Arena at 2pm on Friday.

STORM SQUAD (alphabetical order): Dan Atkinson, James Atonio, Sam Bernstrom, Aaron Booth, Sandor Earl, Tom Eisenhuth, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, Harry Grant, Nicho Hynes, Dean Ieremia, Ryley Jacks, Cooper Johns, Max King, Brenko Lee, Chris Lewis, Trent Loiero, Siti Moceidreke, Jay Natapu, Justin Olam, Jack Peoples, Darryn Schonig, Marion Seve, Judda Turahui, Albert Vete
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:48 am

For those with FOXTEL the Warriors trial game is being shown live on FOX League :) :) :)
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:04 am

Who's captain? Earl?
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:05 am

Really giving the people want they want with the first sentence there lol.

Good to have the footy back.
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Obviously treating the Warriors trial with the same level of importance as the 9s.

I count 3 players that will probably be in the 17 come Round 1.
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:43 pm

I’m hoping Vete has healed the shoulder injuries well and proper now. Hoping he finds form and gets a run in 2020.
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yourhero wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Obviously treating the Warriors trial with the same level of importance as the 9s.

I count 3 players that will probably be in the 17 come Round 1.
Feels like it
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:36 am

Final line-up for the Warriors trial;

1 Nicho Hynes
2 Brenko Lee
3 Marion Seve
4 Justin Olam
5 Sandor Earl
6 Ryley Jacks
7 Cooper Johns
8 Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
9 Harry Grant
10 Albert Vete
11 Chris Lewis
12 Tom Eisenhuth
13 Max King

14 Darryn Schonig
15 Dean Ieremia
16 Trent Loiero
17 Judda Turahui
18 Aaron Booth
19 James Atonio
20 Jay Natapu
21 Siti Moceidreke
22 Jack Peoples
23 Sam Bernstrom
24 Dan Atkinson
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:38 pm

I’m actually excited to see how they go...a lot of good individual players can they put it together to get the win
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:19 pm

Anyone know why kelma isn’t playing ? noticed he was not included in the 9’s or trial team and was not listed as a injured player, only welch and hughes.
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Stress fracture of the shin....I saw he was in the injured group with Welch LumeLume and Pene at a trampoline park and asked him on insta ...didn’t actually think he would actually reply but he did...he did it during pre season said he should be back round 2/3 trying for RD 1 though...seems like a really nice guy
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:44 pm

Thanks Sal,

Good to see storm keeping us updated, this is all they put for the unavailability for the trial:

Melbourne Storm: Representative prop Christian Welch is still working back from an ACL injury, while Jahrome Hughes and the Bromwich brothers are on All Stars duty.
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Anyone watching? It's on Fox for those interested.

Coming up to half-time at the moment. Lee just stepped past a couple of players from inside his own half on recovering a kick, accelerated and took off. Johns backed up on the inside and he sent him over under the bar for a 14-12 lead.

Before that Olam threw a flick pass to Earl for a try in the corner.

Olam's looked really good while the halves have both been pretty solid. Grant's energetic and spot on with his passing. Fa’asuamaleaui has also been excellent.
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:53 pm

Jacks captain, good for him
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