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Wests Tigers will head to Queensland for a second time this season for Saturday night’s clash against the Melbourne Storm on the Sunshine Coast.

The match was originally scheduled to be played at AAMI Park in Melbourne but was relocated north of the border due to the COVID-19 situation in Victoria.

Although Michael Maguire’s men weren’t able to leave Bankwest Stadium with two competition points following Round 15’s match against the Eels, the side has shown plenty of improvement in recent weeks — claiming three wins in five weeks.

They’ll need to be at their best this Saturday night when the face off against the defending premiers and ladder leading Melbourne Storm, who have lost just two games this season.

Wests Tigers fans will get to see the club's newest recruit Ken Maumalo in action for the first time after the international winger was brought straight into the starting lineup for the Round 15 clash — becoming Wests Tigers Player #246.

FINAL TEAM LISTS

Storm: Nelson Asofa-Solomona returns in place of Jesse Bromwich, while George Jennings starts on the wing for Trent Loiero. Christian Welch and Tui Kamikamica swap positions in the late mail with the Origin forward to come off the bench.

Wests Tigers: Unchanged from the team named earlier in the week with Ken Maumalo making his Wests Tigers debut on the wing. Moses Mbye returns at five-eighth with James Roberts shifting to centre in place of Adam Doueihi.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Tommy Talau
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 James Roberts
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Moses Mbye
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Tom Eisenhuth
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Shawn Blore
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Tom Amone
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Aaron Pene
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 21 Dean Ieremia
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee Kam

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Nick Morel
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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MATCH DETAILS

Date — Saturday, 19th June, 2021

Time — 7:35pm AEST

Venue — Sunshine Coast Stadium

TV, RADIO AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION

TV — Live via FOX League (Ch.502)

Radio — AM 702 ABC Grandstand, AM 873 2GB

Live Stream — KAYO Sports, Foxtel Go, Watch NRL (int.)

LATEST NEDS ODDS

Head-to-Head — Melbourne Storm ($1.06), Wests Tigers ($9.25)

Line — Melbourne Storm -22.5 ($1.90), Wests Tigers +22.5 ($1.90)

Odds correct as of 10:00am, Wednesday, 16th June. 18+ only, Gamble responsibly.

HISTORY

Head-to-Head — Played 34, Melbourne Storm 21, Wests Tigers 12, Drawn 1

At Sunshine Coast Stadium — Played 1, Melbourne Storm 1, Wests Tigers 0

Last Time They Met — Melbourne Storm 50 def. Wests Tigers 22 (Rd.19, 2020)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee — Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges — Todd Smith & Nick Morel

Bunker Review Official — Matt Noyen