NRL Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm match will be kick off at ANZ StadiuBelmore Stadium, Belmore, New South Wales, Australia, Friday 03 March 2017 online, Time 18:00 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
The Friday 6pm timeslot will have its pros and cons, of which two of the cons are trying to beat the peak-hour traffic just to get to the match, and that the timeslot is exclusive to Fox Sports.
One pro, however, is that the early finish to the match means fans will be home at a respectable hour – even before it gets completely dark in the early rounds.
The Dogs enter the new season under a heap of pressure, with reports that the club must make the grand final to have any chance of retaining Des Hasler, who is being heavily courted by the Dragons, after this season.
While the club has made the finals in each of the five seasons for which Hasler has been in charge, including reaching two grand finals, the Dogs have been unable to break through for its first title since 2004.
They come up against a Storm side which has shown no signs of ageing, though their ‘Big Three’ of Billy Slater (who is still out injured), Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk will all be 34 by Christmas.
Craig Bellamy’s men reached another decider last year and will once again be one of the teams to watch in 2017. Can they kick off their bid for a third premiership with victory against the Dogs?
Canterbury Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Kerrod Holland 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Greg Eastwood 13. David Klemmer. Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Adam Elliott 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 19. Francis Tualau 20. Matt Frawley 21. Brad Abbey 23. Craig Garvey
Unavailables: Richie Kennar (foot, indefinite)
Melbourne Storm: 1. Young Tonumaipea 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith © 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa Solomona 17. Brodie Croft 18. Vincent Leuluai 19. Curtis Scott 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Joe Stimson
Unavailables: Billy Slater (shoulder, indefinite), Tohu Harris (foot, round nine)