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Brett Anderson and Dane Nielsen will make their Melbourne debuts on the wing in Saturday night's NRL clash against St George Illawarra as the Storm were forced into a raft of changes to cover for their nine Origin absentees.
The Storm have six players in the Maroons side and three in the NSW lineup for Origin I in Sydney on May 21.
The Melbourne backline has been completely recast with five backs absent on rep duty.
Veteran utility Matt Geyer replaces Maroons captain Cameron Smith at hooker.
Melbourne: Steve Turner, Brett Anderson, Will Chambers, Sam Tagataese, Dane Nielsen, Russ Aitken, Cooper Cronk, Clifford Manua, Matt Geyer, Antonio Kaufusi, Jeremy Smith, Sika Manu, Aiden Tolman. Interchange: Liam Foran, Kevin Proctor, Scott Anderson, Sinbad Kali, Lucas Miller (one to be omitted).