Storm v Titans

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Nick Meaney (concussion) and Justin Olam (COVID) both out this week.

Jahrome Hughes playing his 100th game for the Storm.

David Nofoaluma will become Storm player 224.

1 Tyran Wishart
2 David Nofoaluma
3 Marion Seve
4 Grant Anderson
5 Dean Ieremia
6 Cameron Munster
7 Jahrome Hughes
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Harry Grant
10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
11 Felise Kaufusi
12 Kenny Bromwich
13 Josh King
14 Brandon Smith
15 Tui Kamikamica
16 Tom Eisenhuth
17 Chris Lewis
18 Alec MacDonald
19 Cooper Johns
20 Xavier Coates
21 Jordan Grant
22 Young Tonumaipea
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I hope we don't play Wishart at fullback, it's not fair on him and it doesn't help us. I'd rather play Tonumaipea or Ieremia there since that was their position growing up.
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Have a feeling Munster will go to fullback & Wishart/John’s to 5/8. Coates hopefully late inclusion on the wing also.

How’s Tepai going? Hasn’t he been training the last two weeks and was due back this week?
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That 1-5 is legitimately as bad as it gets haha. An all time stinker from us without doubt. Hopefully Munster reminded Bellamy what he can do back there last week and Coates returns.
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This is a must win game. Have a look at the 4 games after this one to finish the season!
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That is legitimately the worst back 5 I've ever seen.

Titans team genuinely looks like itl beat us based on individual player ability alone. I'd be putting the house on Titans.

Olam missing with covid is a huge blow, and should be a wake up call to the Olam-bashers out there.
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Wake up call how exactly? He's stunk defensively this year but is still first grade quality and a fair bit better than who we have replacing him.
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Get on all the Titans backs for anytime try scorer if we run out like that
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Would much rather see McDonald on interchange than Lewis.

McDonald has some real go about him.
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Agreed, Lewis has really underwhelmed me this year
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Young T. is into the starting lineup for Anderson:

https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... -v-titans/
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And McDonald in - Lewis out. Looking better.
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Coates still a chance too.

Wonder if tonumaipea is playing fullback or centre
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A few places suggesting we'll play Munster at fullback and Johns in the halves
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Mattpoet wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:02 pm A few places suggesting we'll play Munster at fullback and Johns in the halves
Doesn't surprise me, that is one option I thought of when Johns remained in 19. With Brandon back I assume that Wishart would drop out in that case.
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