Melbourne Team..

Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Young Tonumaipea, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Brodie Croft, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith ©, 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Joe Stimson, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Kenny Bromwich

Interchange: 14 Brandon Smith, 15 Tim Glasby, 16 Christian Welch, 17 Sam Kasiano

Reserves: 18 Justin Olam, 19 Patrick Kaufusi, 20 Ryley Jacks, 21 Felise Kaufusi

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/04/03/round-5-nrl-team-lists/

Tough side but as we proved in Melbourne, they are beatable with the right attitude and game plan.

They look weak, if Smith ends up out I give us a massive chance.

Need to try and handle Asofa-Solomona better this time. Last time we played he looked the most threatening.

They look desperate to me…

Yeah it’s hilarious

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Need to try and handle Asofa-Solomona better this time. Last time we played he looked the most threatening.

From memory he made 6 runs for like 40m last time. All of our props outpointed him.

Heard he may be out this week in any case? A cloud over Smith and NAS…?

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Need to try and handle Asofa-Solomona better this time. Last time we played he looked the most threatening.

From memory he made 6 runs for like 40m last time. All of our props outpointed him.

Heard he may be out this week in any case? A cloud over Smith and NAS…?

Nope… maybe you’re mixing him up with Packer.

Round 2 stats:
NAS - 106 M, 43 post-contact metres, 4 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, 13 tackles, 1 missed tackle, 1 error.
Packer - 42 M, 13 post-contact metres, 0 tackle breaks, 25 tackles, 4 missed tackles.
Matulino - 51 M, 16 post-contact metres, 1 try-assist, 1 line-break assist, 2 offloads, 19 tackles.

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Need to try and handle Asofa-Solomona better this time. Last time we played he looked the most threatening.

From memory he made 6 runs for like 40m last time. All of our props outpointed him.

Heard he may be out this week in any case? A cloud over Smith and NAS…?

Nope… maybe you’re mixing him up with Packer.

Round 2 stats:
NAS - 106 M, 43 post-contact metres, 4 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, 13 tackles, 1 missed tackle, 1 error.
Packer - 42 M, 13 post-contact metres, 0 tackle breaks, 25 tackles, 4 missed tackles.
Matulino - 51 M, 16 post-contact metres, 1 try-assist, 1 line-break assist, 2 offloads, 19 tackles.

Stats don’t tell whole story.
Packerlino is maxing out teams making Twal and Eisenhuth look super.
Melbourne look rral beatable.

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They look weak, if Smith ends up out I give us a massive chance.

Is Cam Smith likely to be out? I’ve googled but can’t seem to find a reason why he would be, apart from the obvious cheating, but that’s business as usual for Scam Smith.

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Need to try and handle Asofa-Solomona better this time. Last time we played he looked the most threatening.

From memory he made 6 runs for like 40m last time. All of our props outpointed him.

Heard he may be out this week in any case? A cloud over Smith and NAS…?

Nope… maybe you’re mixing him up with Packer.

Round 2 stats:
NAS - 106 M, 43 post-contact metres, 4 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, 13 tackles, 1 missed tackle, 1 error.
Packer - 42 M, 13 post-contact metres, 0 tackle breaks, 25 tackles, 4 missed tackles.
Matulino - 51 M, 16 post-contact metres, 1 try-assist, 1 line-break assist, 2 offloads, 19 tackles.

Stats don’t tell whole story.
Packerlino is maxing out teams making Twal and Eisenhuth look super.
Melbourne look rral beatable.

Agreed. Our up in your face defence especially by our middle is frustrating teams. They are definately beatable. Especially with chambers and finucine out. Finucine is like our ET. You base your middle third defence around him.

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Need to try and handle Asofa-Solomona better this time. Last time we played he looked the most threatening.

From memory he made 6 runs for like 40m last time. All of our props outpointed him.

Heard he may be out this week in any case? A cloud over Smith and NAS…?

Nope… maybe you’re mixing him up with Packer.

Round 2 stats:
NAS - 106 M, 43 post-contact metres, 4 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, 13 tackles, 1 missed tackle, 1 error.
Packer - 42 M, 13 post-contact metres, 0 tackle breaks, 25 tackles, 4 missed tackles.
Matulino - 51 M, 16 post-contact metres, 1 try-assist, 1 line-break assist, 2 offloads, 19 tackles.

Stats don’t tell whole story.
Packerlino is maxing out teams making Twal and Eisenhuth look super.
Melbourne look rral beatable.

Brought up stats because Balmain Boy thought NAS only made 40 metres when in reality it was Packer who did this and NAS was a handful for us. The stats of 43 post-contact metres, 4 tackle breaks and 3 offloads don’t lie either… He is a threat to any side.

Mind you, Twal and Eisenhuth don’t need Packerlino to look good. They were both killing it last season already, especially Twal.

I hope Felise Kaufusi misses this game

Easily their best backrower , runs some great lines and create a lot of options for Smith and Slater

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