2018 R17 Thu - Storm 52-30 Dragons @ AAMI

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Round 17: Storm v Dragons

Poll closed Jul 5, 2018.
  1. Melbourne Storm

    52.2%
  2. St George Illawarra Dragons

    47.8%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. LeagueUnlimited News

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    NRL 2018 - Round 17
    Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons
    AAMI Park, Melbourne (TICKETS)
    Thursday 5 July 2018

    Gates 6:30pm / NRL 7:50pm


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    1. Young Tonumaipea 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Cheyse Blair 4. Curtis Scott 5. Justin Olam 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Christian Welch 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Joe Stimson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Kenneath Bromwich
    Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Patrick Kaufusi 17. Brodie Croft 18. Scott Drinkwater 19. Lachlan Lam 20. Albert Vete 21. Sandor Earl

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    1. Matthew Dufty 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Kurt Mann 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Darren Nicholls 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Jacob Host 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Blake Lawrie
    Interchange: 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Jason Nightingale 16. Hame Sele 17. Reece Robson 18. Patrick Herbert 19. Jai Field 20. Jordan Pereira 21. Mitchell Allgood


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    Referees: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Reynolds
    Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, Michael Wise
    Video Referees: Henry Perenara, Luke Patten

    Feeder clubs
    STORM (QRL - Easts, Sunshine Coast & Victoria)
    SAT
    Easts v Pride (NQL) @ Langlands, ISC 4pm
    Townsville (NQL) v Sunshine Coast @ Jack Manski, Colts 3:20pm / ISC 5pm
    SUN
    Pride (NQL) v Victoria @ Yarrabah, Colts 1:30pm
    Easts Colts BYE

    DRAGONS (NSWRL)
    FRI
    Panthers v Dragons @ Panthers Stadium, Flegg 5:35pm
    SAT
    Panthers v Dragons @ Panthers Stadium, ISP 1pm (CH 9 NSW)​
     
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  2. I Bleed Maroon

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    With Melbourne likely missing their Origin players, Merge will have the talent across the park to win
     
  3. SBD82

    SBD82 First Grade

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    Melbourne retains their best player and their entire forward pack (barring a late call up) for this game, while we will be without JDB, Vaughan, Frizell, probably hunt and possibly Sims.
     
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  4. I Bleed Maroon

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    Oh this is on Thursday. Well that changes things. I was still thinking in Sunday mode and assumed they would all back up.
     
  5. Rabbits20

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    Please win St Merge to keep Melbourne away from top 2.
     
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  6. JamesRustle

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    So all the Broncos rep players are backing up on Sunday v. Titans, before they've played the origin game... sheez, lose one in a row and the concept of origin is dead... or you're a spud.
     
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  7. I Bleed Maroon

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    Dig harder.
     
  8. OzDragon

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    Both teams depleted but our forwards will take a massive hit. Expecting a loss but will be very happy with a win regardless of the scoreline.
     
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  9. GongPanther

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    Dragoons by 40.
     
  10. STORM.99/07

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    Storm by 12
     
  11. Valheru

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    Storm win this comfortably.

    The dragons couldn't be closer to a loss on recent performances.
     
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  12. thommo4pm

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    Melbourne don't have the following forwards:
    Kaufusi
    Glasby
    Kasiano
    Finucane
    Bromich

    We don't have any excuses to lose this one really.
     
  13. The_Shield

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    Finucane should be back, hopefully. But on top of those forwards we’ll be without Slater, Munster, Chambers and Addo-Carr. Dragons definitely have the advantage here
     
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  14. thommo4pm

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    Agree with you. Yeah I was just using the forwards as an example. From what I can see you guys will be without up to 9, we will be without 5.
    Smith is huge for you guys in this game. I was hoping he'd have a change of heart and play one last game at Suncorp for QLD.
     
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  15. Das Gupta

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    Saints by 2.
     
  16. AJB1102

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    EDIT; I'm an idiot, never mind.
     
  17. Jason Maher

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    Can't see us ending our Melbourne curse while ever Smith is still around.
     
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  18. This Year?

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    Would love to finally get a win in Melbourne, but I think Smith will have the balls to get his team a win this time.
     
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  19. dangerousdave

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    Impossible to pick with so many outs.
    I actually really enjoy these types of games now that I see so few isp games
     
  20. OzDragon

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    Nah mate Lats is playing. He'll see to that conundrum.
     
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