Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
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Coach : Neil Wharton Captain : Luke Scott Team Colours : Red and White Major Sponsor : Redcliffe Leagues Club and Pepsi Headquarters : Redcliffe Leagues Club Team Email : n/a Home Ground : Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe
Re-Signed: Aaron Barba, Adam Starr, Andrew Wynyard, Brian Jellick, Danny Burke, Dustin Cooper, Grant Flugge, Joel Barnes, Josh McCormick, Kane Devine, Luke Scott, Nathan Black, Phil Shilvock, Russell Lahiff, Shane Perry, Shane Tronc, Troy Lindsay, Andrew Wagner, Caleb McEniery, Chris Birch, Chris Bond, Damien Richters, Daniel Exantaris, Kurt Ludeke, Luke Bishop, Mark Brown, Matt Dawson, Quin Smith, Michael Roberts, Steve Stagg, Trent Leis, Jason Campbell
Gains: Ben Jones (Penrith), Matt Anderton (East Coast), Brad Thompson (Central), John Limmer (New Zealand), Greg Cameron (New Zealand), Lyndon Nagas (Gladstone - cousin of Ken), Maddison Murphy (Sunshine Coast), Sean Dalton (Sunshine Coast), Daley White (Mackay), Jamie Grant (Caloundra), Josh Rovelli (Mackay), Saia Futuna (Mackay)
Trialing: Matt Harris, Matt Weatherall, Scott Kelly, Ben Coleman, Russell McDonald, Cody Norton (brother of Travis nephew of Peter Leis), Bede Toohey (Chinchilla), Jeremy Barba
Losses: Barry Berrigan (Toowoomba), David Stagg (Toowoomba), Leigh Coghill (Roosters), Grant Purdon (Penrith), Trent Purdon (Burleigh), Tim Gee (Wests), Ben Surtees (unknown), Craig West (Sydney), Entonio Nawasetawa (Fiji), Adam Walker (Norths), Dave Matsen (Mackay), Jay Cole (released), Luke Georgeson (released), Shane Livingstone (Norths)
Retired: Jason Webber, Darren Smallhorne, Troy Mitchell, Rod Carsburg, James Stosic, Mick Daly
Unknown: Dane Campbell (trialing with NQ Cowboys), Adrian Bond, Adrian Mitchell, Dale Shegog, Daniel Ivan, Warren Colledge, Marijan Harris (possible retirement though training currently), Nick Walker (Gain from Norths but seeking release to play in England).