Free NRL ANZAC Test Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors Live Streaming National Rugby League 2017. Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors match will be kick off at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Tuesday 25 April 2017 online, Time 19:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Melbourne Storm play host to the New Zealand Warriors at AAMI Park in the annual ANZAC Day clash on Tuesday to close out NRL Round 8 action. Plenty is on the line for both the Storm and Warriors as they clash again on ANZAC Day in Melbourne. The Storm are flying high with a 6-1 record and return to AAMI Park for the first time since their opening defeat of the season to Cronulla, while the Warriors have won two of their last three games and will be emotionally-charged for a big game on Tuesday night.
While Melbourne are sitting pretty in second spot with just one loss to last year’s reigning premiers, Craig Bellamy won’t be happy with his side’s ball control.
The Storm got the job done at Brookvale last week, but you can guarantee that coach Craig Bellamy would be furious about the 26 points conceded. The Warriors have endured a tricky fortnight with away trips to Canberra and the upcoming match in Melbourne. The Storm are starting to get back to full-strength minus Tohu Harris and will be difficult to beat back at home.
The Storm have won three straight and 7 of their last 10 against New Zealand including a 26-10 in Auckland earlier this season. The Storm have won 4 of the last 5 against the Warriors in Melbourne by double digits.
Melbourne sit second on the ladder with a 6-1 record though they rank fourth in differential. Their defence remains top in the NRL despite conceding 26 points in their last clash against Manly. Previously the Storm had not conceded more than 14 points in a match. New Zealand have been much-improved since Kieran Foran’s return, winning two of their last three, but went down 20-8 in Canberra in their last clash. The Warriors have scored more than 22 points in just one of their last six.
Billy Slater v Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Slater had his best game in a Storm jersey since his return from injury in the win over the Sea Eagles. He had a hand in three of the Storm’s six tries. It’s the confidence boost “Billy The Kid” needed to prove the critics that his best isn’t behind him. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is slowly working back to form, with four line-breaks in seven of the Warriors matches this season. The spine of RTS, Foran, Johnsons and Luke is starting to click and the best of RTS is still to come.
Melbourne are 4-3 ATS with a 5-2 under record while New Zealand are 1-6 ATS with a 4-3 under number. The Storm have won three straight and 7 of their last 10 against New Zealand including a 26-10 in Auckland earlier this season. The Storm have won 4 of the last 5 against the Warriors in Melbourne by double digits. The Storm have scored 21-plus in 8 of their last 10 against the Warriors. The Warriors have covered just 1 of their last 11 games and 4 of their last 11 away from Mt Smart Stadium.
The Storm have a strong record against the Warriors in Melbourne and won’t leak points like they did last week at Brookvale. The Warriors are horrible away from NZ and The Wolf won’t be trusting them here.
Melbourne Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Cameron Munster 18. Young Tonumaipea 19. Joe Stimson 20. Mark Nicholls 21. Tui Kamikamica.
New Zealand Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Blake Ayshford 3. David Fusitua 4. Solomone Kata 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kieran Foran 7. Shaun Johnson 8. James Gavet 9. Issac Luke 10. Jacob Lillyman 11. Bodene Thompson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Simon Mannering 14. Nathaniel Roache 15. Charlie Gubb 16. Ligi Sao 17. Sam Lisone 18. Ben Matulino 20. Bunty Afoa 21. Mafoa’aeata Hingano 22. Mason Lino.