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Many pundits thought defending premiers Melbourne would struggle in 2018 after losing champion halfback Cooper Cronk, but despite never really finding a permanent replacement in the No. 7 jersey, Craig Bellamy’s side have finished the regular season inside the top two and are nicely positioned to become the first side in over 25 years to win back-to-back NRL premierships.
It’s been a bit of a slow end to the season for the Storm, falling to the Panthers at home last week and battling to scrappy wins over the lowly Titans and Eels – along with losing to the Rabbitohs back in Round 21 – but Bellamy knows timing is everything and will surely have his team back to their explosive best for the finals.
As we’ve seen for over two decades, it’s become virtually impossible for teams to defend their premiership, but with Bellamy at the helm and Cameron Smith and Billy Slater still going strong, Melbourne are in with a fantastic chance of snapping that run over the next month.
A week off would be immensely beneficial for the Storm, who have looked tired in recent weeks. Can they lift for the visit of Souths on Friday night?
The Rabbitohs have been one of surprise stories of the season under the tutelage of rookie coach Anthony Seibold.
After a disappointing campaign in 2017, the Rabbitohs have been one of the best sides of 2018 and were unlucky to miss out on a home final this week after finishing the season on equal points with the Roosters and Melbourne, only to fall to third on points differential.
Going down in a disappointing defeat to Canberra a fortnight ago, Souths needed an immediate response against the Tigers last week – and they certainly delivered, putting 50 points on their opponents to take some confidence down to Melbourne on Friday night.
However, the Rabbitohs have a poor recent record at AAMI Park and have barely won at the ground in their history. Melbourne are the masters of resetting and starting from scratch in the finals and I expect them to outmuscle and outlast Souths in a tight contest.
Melbourne Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Cheyse Blair, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith, 10 Tim Glasby, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Joe Stimson, 13 Dale Finucane
Intechange: 14 Brandon Smith, 15 Christian Welch, 16 Tui Kamikamica, 17 Kenny Bromwich
Reserves: 18. Ryan Hoffman 19. Brodie Croft 20. Sam Kasiano 21. Sandor Earl
South Sydney Rabbitohs: 1 Alex Johnston, 2 Campbell Graham, 3 Greg Inglis, 4 Dane Gagai, 5 Robert Jennings, 6 Cody Walker, 7 Adam Reynolds, 8 Tom Burgess, 9 Damien Cook, 10 George Burgess, 11 John Sutton, 12 Angus Crichton, 13 Sam Burgess
Interchange: 14 Hymel Hunt, 15 Cameron Murray, 16 Jason Clark, 17 Dean Britt
Reserves: 18. Braidon Burns 19. Tyrell Fuimaono 20. Tevita Tatola 21. Matt McIlwrick