Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers - Round 18 - Friday 30/6/23 - Marvel Stadium - 8pm

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This is the big one, winner goes top on their own, a chance to lay down our marker to the back to back premiers and make a statement in front of a packed house down the docklands!! Easily our biggest game for the year so far and I cannot wait for kick off!


Storm team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tariq Sims 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Trent Loiero 12. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 13. Josh King 14. Bronson Garlick 15. Alec MacDonald 16. Tui Kamikamica 17. Kane Bradley 18. Tyran Wishart 19. Tom Eisenhuth 20. Chris Lewis 21. Sualauvi Faalogo 22. Jonah Pezet

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Jack Cogger 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Soni Luke 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Zac Hosking 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Luke Garner 21. Tyrone Peachey 22. Thomas Jenkins
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I think Tui starts for Tariq and I think Either Tyran or Tommy are a chance of making the bench too, surprised Katoa isn’t back yet this eye issue must be pretty severe, with the bye next week probably just playing it safe.

Huge game leading into the last bye we really need to pump up for this one ⚡️
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Unfortunately playing at the soulless and neutral venue of Darklands.
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Big big test. Forwards will need to show up for his one. Be surprised if we can score more than 16-18 points so the defence is going to need to tighten up a lot more than the last few weeks.
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Bullucked wrote: Tue Jun 27, 2023 10:19 pm Unfortunately playing at the soulless and neutral venue of Darklands.
Well, Storm fans will just have to grab the place by the scruff of the neck and give it a shake then.
We must all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately
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blazza18 wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 12:35 pm Big big test. Forwards will need to show up for his one. Be surprised if we can score more than 16-18 points so the defence is going to need to tighten up a lot more than the last few weeks.

Agreed this one’s going to won in the middle, I do think our defence has been much better the last few weeks though, we’ve only conceded 22 points in the last 3 games of footy since the blow out in Nth QLD, hopefully puts us in good stead for what will need to be a huge defensive effort, last year we lifted for this game against them and won 16-0, wouldn’t be shocked to see a similar score line.
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The kicking game is going to need to be a tonne better.

The Panthers have this ability to really force teams to work out of their own end meaning when they receive from kicks they’re in prime field position.

The good news is with the roof closed it’ll allow the Storm to play an expansive running game.
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I Donno this games already got me on edge and nervous …
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Gonna be a festival on at the Docklands Precinct tomorrow evening, check it out if you're looking for some sights, activities and food 'Firelight Festival 2023'

https://firelight.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
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riders of the storm wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2023 10:40 am The kicking game is going to need to be a tonne better.

The Panthers have this ability to really force teams to work out of their own end meaning when they receive from kicks they’re in prime field position.

The good news is with the roof closed it’ll allow the Storm to play an expansive running game.
Tactical change, we need a few early kicks through the line to put the wingers in two minds.. Game then opens up
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Lewis, Pezet and Fa'alogo drop out
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Storm 1-13 and interchange of Bronson Garlick, Tui Kamikamica, Tyran Wishart and Tom Eisenhuth.

Alec MacDonald 18th man.
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Ugh
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Happy with Tom being back, but don't get having both Garlick and Wishart on the bench.
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