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The Melbourne Storm will be heavy favourites to make it seven straight wins when they tackle the last-placed Canterbury Bulldogs on the Sunshine Coast. Join The Roar for live scores from 3pm (AEST).
Since their narrow defeat to Penrith in mid-June, the Storm have been on an absolute roll. They’ve mixed hard-fought wins over the Roosters, Raiders and Knights with absolute beltings of the Warriors, Titans and Broncos. Just one point behind the ladder-leading Panthers, Craig Bellamy’s side is in the minor premiership conversation.
It’s a different story for the Bulldogs, who have just two wins to their name and sit two points clear at the foot of the table. That said, they’ve been much improved over the last three weeks, pushing the Dragons and Eels all the way and sneaking in an upset win over Newcastle between those losses.
Melbourne have won their last four matches against Canterbury, holding the Doggies to under 20 points on all four occasions. This will be the Bulldogs first ever match for premiership points at the Sunshine Coast Stadium.
Kick-off: 3pm (AEST)
Venue: Sunshine Coast Stadium
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
1. Nicho Hynes, 2. Suliasi Vunivalu, 3. Tom Eisenhuth, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Brandon Smith, 10. Christian Welch, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenneath Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane
Bench/Reserves: 14. Ryley Jacks, 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui, 16. Albert Vete, 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 18. Darryn Schonig, 19. Chris Lewis, 20. Cooper Johns, 21. Sandor Earl
1. Nick Meaney, 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3. Tim Lafai, 4. Jake Averillo, 5. Marcelo Montoya, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Lachlan Lewis, 8. Ofahiki Ogden, 9. Sione Katoa, 10. Dylan Napa, 11. Josh Jackson, 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13. Luke Thompson
Bench/Reserves: 14. Jeremy Marshall-King, 15. Aiden Tolman, 16. Sauaso Sue, 17. Reimis Smith, 19. Kerrod Holland, 20. Renouf To’omaga, 21. Chris Smith, 22. Matt Doorey