Round 11 - Broncos vs Storm

Discussion on anything to do with Melbourne Storm - games, players, rumours - anything!
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Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:05 pm

Minutes? I think seconds are more likely.
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Storm
1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
2 Paul Momirovski
3 Brenko Lee
4 Justin Olam
5 Josh Addo-Carr
6 Cameron Munster
7 Jahrome Hughes
8 Brandon Smith
9 Cameron Smith
10 Christian Welch
11 Felise Kaufusi
12 Kenny Bromwich
13 Dale Finucane
14 Marion Seve
15 Tino Faasuamaleaui
16 Albie Vete
17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
18 Chris Lewis
19 Suliasi Vunivalu
20 Ryley Jacks
21 Darryn Schonig
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Broncos
1 Anthony Milford
2 Herbie Farnworth
3 Kotoni Staggs
4 Darius Boyd
5 Xavier Coates
6 Brodie Croft
7 Tom Dearden
8 Thomas Flegler
9 Cory Paix
10 Payne Haas
11 Joe Ofahengaue
12 Tevita Pangai Junior
13 Patrick Carrigan
14 Tyson Gamble
15 Rhys Kennedy
16 Jamil Hopoate
17 Ben Te'o
18 Richard Kennar
19 Ethan Bullemor
20 Pride Petterson-Robati
21 Kobe Hetherington

Plenty of ex-Storm players in extended squad.
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Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:07 pm

Jahrome Hughes has nine try assists this season despite missing two games. He's only one behind Luke Keary and equal third.

In all of last year, he had 12 try assists.

Surely this is a sign he's improving as a halfback.
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Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:26 pm

Hughes has been very good in 2020. Even in 2019 he looked promising as a 7 - way more so than Croft, who had much more expectation.

If we don't go all the way this year, I genuinely don't see it as a result of issues at halfback or anywhere in the spine. It will be through our forwards being out-enthused or our edges not hitting the mark.
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riders of the storm wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Jahrome Hughes has nine try assists this season despite missing two games. He's only one behind Luke Keary and equal third.

In all of last year, he had 12 try assists.

Surely this is a sign he's improving as a halfback.
Would love to know the breakdown of assists from kicks and passes. He's improving but still has a ways to go as a playmaker.
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Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:28 pm

Pretty much confirmed that Albie Vete will play tomorrow night. Hoffy presented Albie with his 50th game jersey at the captain's run.
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Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:42 pm

I've seen Vete's 50th mentioned but what about Hughes? He's due for his 50th as well.
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Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:23 pm

Mattpoet wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:42 pm
I've seen Vete's 50th mentioned but what about Hughes? He's due for his 50th as well.
I wondered about that too Mattpoet. I thought maybe Hughes mightn't be playing. But Ryley Jacks and Chris Lewis have dropped out of the squad. So Hughes must be playing.
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Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:29 pm

Do they not realise maybe? It's 48 Storm games so possibly they're also just holding off for hus 50th Storm game.
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Mattpoet wrote:
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Do they not realise maybe? It's 48 Storm games so possibly they're also just holding off for hus 50th Storm game.
That is the only thing I can think of that he is close to 50 Storm games, whereas Albie is only playing his 4th Storm game. I would have thought you would celebrate Hughes milestones twice in three weeks.
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Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:54 pm

Suli to wing, Momirovski to bench, Seve and Schonig out
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Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:12 pm

NELSON HOLD THE FKN THING. My word what a frustrating start and not from the usual suspects.

The more I see Suli play the more I want Momo to get that wing position.
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Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:18 pm

Once again Paps nowhere to be found in defense.

But NAS, FFS - get your head in the game or get Brandon out there!
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Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:43 pm

Bellamy wants to reward NAS for his contributions over the years by giving him a starting position, but I doubt anyone could convince me otherwise that NAS’s best role is bench impact player.
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