Melbourne’s squad boasts some New Zealand content in Manurewa Marlins junior and current Kiwi Kenny Bromwich, who has been named captain for this trial. Other Kiwi connections can be found in hooker Slade Griffin, prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona and outside back Jeremy Hawkins, formerly with Canberra.

Bromwich and Asofa-Solomona apart, the Storm's line-up includes wing Suliasi Vunivalu, who scored an astounding 23 tries in 21 games in his rookie season in 2016. Centre Cheyse Blair, fullback Young Tonumaipea, standoff Cameron Munster, prop Chris Welch and back rower Felise Kaufusi all featured regularly last year.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters

5.00pm, Saturday, February 11

 

MELBOURNE STORM

1 YOUNG TONUMAIPEA

2 SULIASI VUNIVALU

3 CURTIS SCOTT

4 CHEYSE BLAIR

5 JOSH ADDO-CARR

6 CAMERON MUNSTER

7 BRODIE CROFT

8 CHRISTIAN WELCH

9 SLADE GRIFFIN

10 NELSON ASOFA-SOLOMONA

11 KENNEATH BROMWICH (c)

12 FELISE KAUFUSI

13 VINCENT LEULUAI

14 RYLEY JACKS

15 JEREMY HAWKINS

16 MARK NICHOLLS

17 TUI KAMIKAMICA

18 DEAN BRITT

19 JOE STIMSON

20 JUSTIN OLAM

21 JAKE TURPIN

22 SCOTT DRINKWATER

23 CHARLIE GALO

24 DYLAN KELLY

25 JESSE ARTHARS

26 LINC PORT