Friday’s only NRL Round 25 match is between Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos. The opening bounce is set to commence at 20:00 local time with the game to be played at AAMI Park. The home team Melbourne Storm are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos.
When: 20:00 | Friday 26/08/2016
Where: AAMI Park
Tip: Melbourne Storm at $1.45
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Will Chambers at $11.00
Storm: 1 Cameron Munster 2 Suliasi Vunivalu 3 William Chambers 4 Ryan Morgan 5 Marika Koroibete 6 Blake Green 7 Cooper Cronk 8 Jesse Bromwich 9 Cameron Smith (c) 10 Tim Glasby 11 Kenneth Bromwich 12 Tohu Harris 13 Dale Finucane. Interchange: 14 Felise Kaufusi 15 Christian Welch 16 Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17 Ben Hampton.
Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd 2 Corey Oates 3 Thomas Opacic 4 James Roberts 5 Jordan Kahu 6 Anthony Milford 7 Ben Hunt 8 Josh McGuire 9 Andrew McCullough 10 Adam Blair 11 Sam Thaiday 12 Matthew Gillett 13 Corey Parker. Interchange: 14 Jarrod Wallace 15 Tevita Pangai 16 Jai Arrow 17 Alex Glenn.
St Helens have signed Melbourne Storm centre Ryan Morgan on a three-year Super League deal from next season.
The 26-year-old is in his first campaign with Storm after joining them from Parramatta Eels, for whom he scored 29 tries in 84 appearances in five seasons.
Morgan, who has made seven appearances for Melbourne so far this year, said: “I’m really looking forward to coming over to St Helens. It has a great history and is a successful club and that is what excited me about the move.
“It was a tough decision to make, especially moving away from my family, but being part of a successful organisation and trying to build something in England made the choice easier.
“I spoke to a couple of former Super League players before deciding and they had nothing but good things to say about the club and the comp. Blake Green is here at Melbourne and he said he enjoyed the lifestyle and the footy – as did Willie Tonga too.
“Hearing that made the decision a lot easier.”
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change