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Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:17 pm

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:40 am

I notice that there's a short video with Max King on the website so, despite nrl.com's roster list, he is clearly there
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:55 pm

Melbourne have filled out 28 of their top 30 over summer with a number of youngsters promoted to top squad deals.

Forward Max King and fullback Nicho Hynes each played NRL for the Storm in 2019 and have been confirmed in the top 30 since the initial squad was announced in November.

Bati international and former Shark, centre Isaac Lumelume, has also been given a top squad spot while Intrust Super Cup forward pair, Darryn Schonig and Aaron Pene, have been added to the top 30 to boost the club's forward depth.

Pene shifted from the Central Queensland Capras to the Easts Tigers in 2019 and took up a Storm development deal while Schonig is a former Northern Pride front rower who joined the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Storm system in 2019.
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:57 pm

So our squad is:
Addo-Carr
Asofa-Solomona
J.Bromwich
K.Bromwich
Earl
Eisenhuth
Fa'asuamealeuai
Finucane
Grant
Hughes
Hynes
Jacks
Johns
Kamikamica
Kaufusi
King
Lumelume
Munster
Olam
Papenhuyzen
Pene
Schonig
Seve
B.Smith
C.Smith
Vete
Vunivalu
Welch
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:24 pm

Mattpoet wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:57 pm
So our squad is:
Addo-Carr
Asofa-Solomona
J.Bromwich
K.Bromwich
Earl
Eisenhuth
Fa'asuamealeuai
Finucane
Grant
Hughes
Hynes
Jacks
Johns
Kamikamica
Kaufusi
King
Lumelume
Munster
Olam
Papenhuyzen
Pene
Schonig
Seve
B.Smith
C.Smith
Vete
Vunivalu
Welch
No disrespect intended...but how the hell has our Club got itself into a salary cap mess with that roster ?
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:31 pm

Storm Spirit wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Mattpoet wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:57 pm
So our squad is:
Addo-Carr
Asofa-Solomona
J.Bromwich
K.Bromwich
Earl
Eisenhuth
Fa'asuamealeuai
Finucane
Grant
Hughes
Hynes
Jacks
Johns
Kamikamica
Kaufusi
King
Lumelume
Munster
Olam
Papenhuyzen
Pene
Schonig
Seve
B.Smith
C.Smith
Vete
Vunivalu
Welch
No disrespect intended...but how the hell has our Club got itself into a salary cap mess with that roster ?
It's a fair point. And this time next year you'll scrub Smith, JAC, Suli and Tino (at least) from that list. We need to make these final 2 roster spots really count!
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:04 pm

Jason Ryles will finish up coaching duties at the end of 2020 to take up a position with English Rugby Union as a Skills Coach.

That is not some weird piss take.

Best of luck Rylesy and thanks for the contribution.
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:43 pm

Hmmm when was Bellamy meant to retire?
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:10 pm

I’m sure Ryles has been linked to the England union team before? I’m not sure if he was earmarked as our next coach but this would probably mean that won’t happen (at least not for a few more years).
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:11 pm

sallymay wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Hmmm when was Bellamy meant to retire?
And the biggest question, as far as I'm concerned and more so who rather than when, is who will be the next Storm coach? It has to be looming large on the radar.
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Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:07 pm

Brenko Lee has joined Storm according to the Daily Telegraph
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Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:26 pm

What's your thoughts on Brenko Lee?
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Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:36 pm

STORM MAN wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:26 pm
What's your thoughts on Brenko Lee?
Never been impressed by Lee at any of the 3 other Clubs he played for........so not sure my opinion will change now.......but there is the structure/discipline of playing in a Bellamy coached team that will make some difference.

My main thought is that I really wish Curtis Scott had stayed at Storm :banghead:
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Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:50 pm

Has all the attacking attributes to be a centre, but his defence (reading the play/rushing in) has always been a worry. Hope the Storm crack the whip and get him fit or he realises this is his last chance to make it.
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Storm just announced Brenko Lee signing so just one spot to fill in our 30 man squad.

So players in our squad that can play centre:
Justin Olam
Marion Seve
Brenko Lee
Isaac Lumelume
Tom Eisenhuth
(And a couple of left field options)
Jahrome Hughes
Nicho Hynes
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