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Melbourne Storm: 2021 round 1 predicted team

With Cameron Smith still unsigned and looking increasingly likely to retire, Harry Grant is the ready-made replacement. Recruits Reimis Smith and George Jennings are vying with Isaac Lumelume for Suliasi Vunivalu's vacant wing spot. A fit-again Tui Kamikamica and utility Nicho Hynes are jostling with the likes of Max King, Tom Eisenhuth and Darryn Schonig for the last couple of bench spots.

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Brenko Lee
4. Justin Olam
5. Reimis Smith
6. Cameron Munster
7. Jahrome Hughes
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Harry Grant
10. Christian Welch
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Dale Finucane

14. Brandon Smith
15. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16. Tui Kamikamica
17. Nicho Hynes

Others: Thomas Eisenhuth, Jack Howarth, Ryley Jacks, George Jennings, Cooper Johns, Max King, Chris Lewis, Isaac Lumelume, Arron Pene, Darryn Schonig

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/12/19/mel ... cted-team/
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Just about keep their 2020 premiership winning team

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It's a very, very strong squad with Brandon Smith on the bench. Best #14 in the game to the point he's one of the more influential players in the entire comp.

Reimus Smith is not a good player but I think they'd take the lack of threat and prefer just less mistakes than Vunivalu was starting to leak. He was a bit of a weak point by the end there (despite being a huge attacking threat) just considering the way they prefer to play.

The development of Harry Grant and Jahrome Hughes will be key. I used to think Hughes just was never going to be a FG halfback.
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BadnMean wrote:It's a very, very strong squad with Brandon Smith on the bench. Best #14 in the game to the point he's one of the more influential players in the entire comp.

Reimus Smith is not a good player but I think they'd take the lack of threat and prefer just less mistakes than Vunivalu was starting to leak. He was a bit of a weak point by the end there (despite being a huge attacking threat) just considering the way they prefer to play.

The development of Harry Grant and Jahrome Hughes will be key. I used to think Hughes just was never going to be a FG halfback.
Reimis is solid at best, but I think Bellamy will do what he has always done very well. Teach him his role in the side, focus on consistency and the basics and minimising errors. I think he has been recruited primarily to kick goals, with Cam leaving.

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Reimis can be very good if he stays injury free. I think that’s the key question.
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Would it be fair to say the storm and raiders have the most stacked forwards packs in the nrl?

Still think raiders have the best with all the depth we have. Some good players missing out on selection that would walk into other starting clubs starting sides.
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What is Cameron Smith's problem.

Seriously, make up your mind champignon.
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Seiffert82 wrote:What is Cameron Smith's problem.

Seriously, make up your mind champignon.
Wants to play on. Wife wants to move to the GC. Might end up playing on. May end up at the Titans
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Dr Zaius wrote:
Seiffert82 wrote:What is Cameron Smith's problem.

Seriously, make up your mind champignon.
Wants to play on. Wife wants to move to the GC. Might end up playing on. May end up at the Titans
where do the titans get $750k cap space from in January?

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bonehead wrote: January 6, 2021, 7:32 am
Dr Zaius wrote:
Seiffert82 wrote:What is Cameron Smith's problem.

Seriously, make up your mind champignon.
Wants to play on. Wife wants to move to the GC. Might end up playing on. May end up at the Titans
where do the titans get $750k cap space from in January?

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Wife can sell off her ring to pay for Cam.
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Smith elephant in the room leaves two key playmakers playing for their futures: Storm best 17

For the first time in his club coaching career Craig Bellamy won’t have his most trusted lieutenant, Cameron Smith, by his side.

STORM’S BEST 17 FOR 2021

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
2. Reimis Smith
3. Brenko Lee
4. Justin Olam
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Cameron Munster
7. Jahrome Hughes
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Harry Grant
10. Christian Welch
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Dale Finucane

14. Brandon Smith
15. Tui Kamikamica
16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
17. Nicho Hynes

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 81d69a54ff
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Smith successors plan ref-whispering tutorial

New Storm co-captains Jesse Bromwich and Dale Finucane plan to pick Cameron Smith's brain on his famed ref-whispering techniques as Melbourne's post-Big Three era officially kicks off.

"That will be a conversation that Jesse and I will have with Cameron about when to approach referees... because it's a new role for us I think we can learn from him."

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/02/19/bro ... three-era/

https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... captaincy/
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Jahrome Hughes rejects New Zealand Warriors offer to remain with Melbourne Storm until end 2024

Kiwi playmaker Jahrome Hughes has rejected a lucrative Warriors deal to ink a new contract which will keep him in Melbourne until at least the end of 2024.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/03/03/hug ... ith-storm/

https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... ntil-2024/
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can't blame him.
Credit to him as well I reckon he contains jack better than anyone else

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