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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an 18-man squad for this weekend's round 19 NRL Telstra Premiership clash against the Brisbane Broncos. The Storm (10-7) takes on the Broncos (13-3) at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday, July 17th at 2:30pm.
After last weekend?s hard fought win over the Canberra Raiders at Olympic Park, Bellamy has made two changes to the line-up. In the starting team, Ryan Hoffman makes a timely return in place of the injured Glen Turner. On the bench, Antonio Kaufusi makes way for Tevita Metuisela who has produced some impressive performances for his feeder club North Sydney Bears. Nathan Friend will also return to play for his feeder club Brisbane Norths Devils.
The Broncos sit on top of the Telstra Premiership Table after coming off the bye last weekend. The Storm, in 3rd position, comes off a home win against the Raiders (20-0).
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. Ian Donnelly 11. David Kidwell 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Dallas Johnson
Jamie McDonald: season (knee)
Steve Turner: season (foot)
Scott Hill: 1-2 weeks (ankle)
Glen Turner: 2-3 weeks (wrist, shoulder)