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Melbourne Storm look to extend their competition lead when they play host to the Canberra Raiders in NRL Round 20 action on Saturday night at AAMI Park.
Are the Storm peaking at exactly the right time? The defending premiers are on a seven-match winning streak and surged into top spot on the table last week after the Rabbitohs lost to the Tigers.
It took them a while to get going, but Craig Bellamy’s side have clicked after the loss of Cooper Cronk and are firing on all cylinders as the finals quickly approach.
Melbourne have kept opponents to 13 points or less in five of their last seven wins, producing a defensive brick wall that their rivals haven’t been able to penetrate.
That was the case last week across the ditch as Melbourne beat the Warriors 12-6 for their seventh win on the bounce – can they make it eight on Saturday night at home?
Canberra’s miserable and unlucky season hit fresh disappointment last week as they were toppled in controversial fashion by the Sharks.
Indeed, the Raiders lost another close game – 28-24 to be exact – but this time it was through no fault of their own, but a horrific officiating blunder. As a result, Canberra are pretty much out of finals contention, so it will be interesting to see how they respond against the competition leaders.
The Raiders still have the best attack in the competition, and if they play with a care-free attitude, they could really trouble the Storm.
However, it’s hard to ignore their record in close games, and Melbourne will surely keep it tight. I think a Storm win at 1-12 is the best bet here.
Dale Finucane starts at lock with Kenny Bromwich dropping to the bench for Melbourne, while Joe Tapine (suspension) returns in the second row for Canberra, pushing Sia Soliola to the bench and Jack Murchie out of the 17.
Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers, 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith (c), 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Dale Finucane.
Interchange: 14 Kenny Bromwich, 15 Tim Glasby, 16 Christian Welch, 17 Joe Stimson.
Reserves: 18 Tui Kamikamica, 19 Brodie Croft, 20 Cheyse Blair, 21 Albert Vete.
Raiders: 1 Brad Abbey, 2 Michael Oldfield, 3 Nick Cotric, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Dunamis Lui, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii.
Interchange: 14 Liam Knight, 15 Luke Bateman, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Iosia Soliola.
Reserves: 18 Jack Murchie, 19 Makahesi Makatoa, 20 Royce Hunt, 21 Emre Guler.