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The Storm did the double over the Knights in 2016, with both victories by a margin of four points. The last six matches between these sides have being split evenly. The Storm have not beaten the Knights by more than 13 since 2011. Six of the last eight games have failed to break 34 points.
Melbourne have the best record in the NRL with 9 wins and 2 losses. They bounced back from their 38-36 loss to the Titans with a 14-6 win over Souths in Perth before the bye. The Storm have conceded 22-plus in 3 of their last 5. Newcastle are last on the ladder with a 2-9 record. After ending a long losing streak against Canberra, the Knights lost at home 30-20 to Penrith. Newcastle have conceded at least 19 points in every game this year while they have scored 20-plus in consecutive games for the first time since Rounds 1-2.
Melbourne have once again been the form team in the competition over the opening three months, posting a triumphant 9-2 record to sit pretty at the top of the table, with their two losses coming against defending premiers Cronulla in the grand final rematch and then an out-of-sorts loss to the Titans a few weeks ago, where they conceded 38 points.
After a tough 14-6 victory over Souths a fortnight ago in Perth, Craig Bellamy will be determined for his side to resume their winning ways in a clean performance on Friday against the current wooden spooners.
Newcastle are a much improved outfit in 2017, there’s no denying that, but the reality of the situation is that they simply don’t have enough star power and lack valuable experience.
The Wolf is expecting the Storm to get the win here, but the -16 line could be too big to cover for a side that has been missing two crucial members of their spine (Cronk and Smith) at training throughout the lead-up to Origin 1. The Wolf is also keen on the unders for this same reason. The Storm will most likely be disjointed at different stages of the match, while the Knights have showed some fight in their recent matches. Unders and the Knights with the big start is the way The Wolf is playing this one.
Melbourne have named their Origin stars to back up just two days after competing in Game 1 in Brisbane, while Jesse Bromwich returns from suspension, along with Nelson Asofa-Solomona.
Nathan Ross comes back for the Knights after being dropped for disciplinary reasons, while Trent Hodkinson remains on the outer.
Storm team: 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron SMith 10. Tim Glasby 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tohu Harris 13. Dale Finucane
Interchange: 14. Jordan McLean 15. Joe Stimson 16. Kenny Bromwich 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Young Tonumaipea 19. Slade Griffin 20. Brandon Smith 21. Mark Nicholls 22. Ryley Jacks 23. Jeremy Hawkins
Knights team: 1. Dane Gagai 2. Ken Sio 3. Joe Wardle 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Jaelen Feeney 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Luke Yates
Interchange: 14. Sam Stone 15. Josh King 16. Tyler Randall 17. Jacob Saifiti 18. Brendan Elliott 19. Cory Denniss 20. Trent Hodkinson 21. Lachlan Fitzgibbon