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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named a 19-man squad for this weekend's round 15 NRL Telstra Premiership clash against the Penrith Panthers. The Storm (7-6) take on the Panthers (4-9) at Olympic Park in Melbourne on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30pm (AEST).

Billy Slater, Cameron Smith and Matt King will return to the Storm starting line-up after completing their State-Of-Origin duty in place of Greg Inglis, Ryan Hoffman and Nathan Friend who all take their places on an extended interchange bench. Dallas Johnson returns from suspension in place of Dennis Scott, who also takes his place on the bench. Antonio Kaufusi and Tevita Metuisela will return to the Storm?s feeder clubs Brisbane Norths and North Sydney respectively.

The Panthers sit in 13th place on the Telstra Premiership Table after coming off the bye last weekend. The Storm, in 6th position, comes off an away loss against the Warriors (16-24).

Squad for Sunday'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. Alex Chan

11. David Kidwell

12. Glen Turner

13. Dallas Johnson


14. Dennis Scott, 15. Jamie Feeney, 16. Ryan Hoffman, 17. Brett White, 18. Greg Inglis, 19. Nathan Friend.


Craig Bellamy.

Injury Update:

Jamie McDonald: season (knee)

Steve Turner: season (foot)

Scott Hill: indefinite (ankle)