Watch Free NRL St george Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Live Streaming National Rugby League 2017. St george Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm match will be kick off at WIN Stadium, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, Sunday 30 April 2017 online, Time 16:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Both the Storm and Dragons are coming off tough ANZAC Day showdowns on Tuesday, with the Storm overcoming the Warriors 20-14 and the Dragons falling 13-12 to the Roosters in golden point.
To make matters worse for the Dragons, in-form five-eighth Gareth Widdop will be missing for the next six weeks through injury.
Coming off a bruising loss and losing one of their most important players for a long period, the real test for the Dragons starts now, as they look to reclaim the competition lead in front of their home fans on Sunday.
It will be interesting to see how the Dragons operate in attack with the absence of Widdop – they are currently the only side in the NRL to score over 200 points, but much of that has come with Widdop calling the shots. Who will step up in an attempt to break down the rock solid Storm defence?
Indeed, Melbourne are the only team in the league to concede less than 100 points after eight rounds, and while they have been uncharacteristically sloppy with the ball at times, they remain near impossible to break down.
It took an inspired Sharks side to become the only side to beat Melbourne in torrential rain three weeks ago, with Craig Bellamy’s side winning their other seven games this season to hold the outright competition lead.
With the representative round taking place next weekend, the winner of this game will be leading the competition for the next fortnight. But I think these sides are set to head in opposite directions. I can’t see the Dragons doing enough to win without Widdop against such a professional Storm outfit. Melbourne to tough out another win.
St george Illawarra Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Tim Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Kurt Mann 7. Josh McCrone 8. Russell Packer 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell (c) 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin Interchange 14. Tariq Sims 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Hame Sele 17. Taane Milne 18. Jai Field 19. Blake Lawrie 20. Luciano Leilua 21. Jacob Host
Melbourne Storm: 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 (c) 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane Interchange 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Ryley Jacks 18. Joe Stimson 19. Mark Nicholls 20. Young Tonumaipea 21. Curtis Scott