Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
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Solomon Haumono has been included in an 18 man side to play Parramatta in Sunday's big NRL clash at Brookvale Oval.
Haumono has been sidelined for three weeks with a knee injury but is considered a good chance of making an appearance against the Eels.
"He's a chance of playing - if he is fit I will find a place for him in the 17," said coach Des Hasler.
Hasler named the side which went down 28-26 to the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium and added Haumono as the 18th player with a decision to be kept until Saturday afternoon on his fitness.
Hasler remains far from happy with Sunday's courageous comeback in the second half against the Dogs.
"I admire their courage and their spirit but I am not getting carried away and I don't ever want this club to be pleased with any loss," Hasler said.
The NRL side to play Parramatta is: Andrew Walker, Scott Donald, Albert Torrens, Steve Menzies (c), Chris Hicks, Jye Mullane, Michael Monaghan, Daniel Heckenberg, Chad Randall, Ian Donnelly, Sam Harris, Nathan Tutt, Luke Williamson. Replacements: Kylie Leuluai, Kane Cleal, Anthony Watmough, Shane Dunley, Solomon Haumono.
THE PREMIER LEAGUE SIDE IS: Brett Stewart, Darren Peachey, Nick Bradley, Paul Stephenson, Jared Taylor, J.P.Cherry, Jeff Robson, Nick Paterson, Nathan Hollingsowrth, Steve Lacarze, Dave Warry, Phil Moorwood, Glenn Stewart. Replacements: Mark Lennon, Robert Toshak, Jarrod Heaney, Mitch Creary, Sam Murphy, Dallas Rennie, Jordan Macey, Gary White.
THE JERSEY FLEGG SIDE IS: Daniel Watkins, Sean Dalton, Isaac Sopoaga, Mailangi Styles, Andrew Ryan, Matt Farthing, Brendan Crabb, Matt Austin (c), Nick Nugent, Craig Heslop, Adam Cuthbertson, Dylan Montgomery, Josh Brown. Replacements: Tim Nicholson, Chris Lowe, Wade Gilmore, Joe Cudmore, Kieran Meaney, Josh Thor, Ryan Farrell.