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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named a 19-man squad for this weekend's round 16 NRL Telstra Premiership clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Storm (7-7) takes on the Rabbitohs (3-1-10) at Olympic Park in Melbourne on Saturday, June 25th at 7:30pm.
After last weekend?s loss to the Panthers, Bellamy has made four changes to the line-up. Ian Donnelly returns from suspension in place of Alex Chan. Ryan Hoffman returns from concussion, replacing David Kidwell who takes his place on the bench. Tevita Metuisela and Antonio Kaufusi take their places on an extended interchange bench with Greg Inglis and Nathan Friend returning to their feeder clubs.
The Rabbitohs sit in 14th place on the Telstra Premiership Table after coming off a loss to the Dragons (10-28) last weekend. The Storm, in 7th position, comes off a home loss against the Panthers (14-28).
Squad for Saturday's game:
1. Billy Slater 2. Matt Geyer 3. Steve Bell 4. Matt King 5. Jake Webster 6. Cooper Cronk 7. Matt Orford 8. Robbie Kearns (c) 9. Cameron Smith 10. Ian Donnelly 11. Glen Turner 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Dallas Johnson
Jamie McDonald: season (knee)
Steve Turner: season (foot)
Scott Hill: 6 weeks (ankle)
For further information contact the Melbourne Storm: 03 8412 4900 or Chris Couch: 0407 154 836