Storm names 18 man squad to take on
the Panthers

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an 18-man squad for this weekend's round 5 NRL Telstra Premiership clash. The Storm (3-1) takes on the Penrith Panthers (1-3) at Penrith Football Stadium on Friday night.

Prop Alex Chan returns to the starting line up after missing two games through suspension. Brett White will start the game on the interchange bench.

The Penrith Panthers sit at 12th on the Telstra Premiership Table after a ten point loss to the Eels in round 4, while the Storm, in 3rd position after four matches, comes off a record breaking 50-4 win against the Broncos in its last encounter.

Squad for Friday's game:

Starting team:

1. Billy Slater 2. Matt Geyer 3. Steve Bell 4. Matt King 5. Jake Webster 6. Scott Hill 7. Matt Orford 8. Robbie Kearns (c) 9. Cameron Smith 10. Alex Chan 11. David Kidwell 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Dallas Johnson.


14. Antonio Kaufusi, 15. Glen Turner, 16. Cooper Cronk, 17. Brett White, 18. Jamie McDonald.


Craig Bellamy.

Injury Update:

Dennis Scott: 4 weeks (knee) Tevita Metuisela: 7 weeks (neck) Steve Turner: season (foot)

More information:

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