Melbourne Storm target their seventh consecutive win when they face St George Illawarra Dragons in NRL Round 10 action on Sunday.
Storm vs Dragons Tips, Prediction & Preview
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Storm vs Dragons Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 15
⏰ Time: 4.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium
Storm vs Dragons Head to Head (last five matches)
27/9/20: Dragons 30-22 Storm
4/7/19: Dragons 14-16 Storm
5/7/18: Storm 52-30 Dragons
6/5/18: Dragons 34-14 Storm
30/4/17: Dragons 22-34 Storm
Storm vs Dragons Preview and Prediction
Reigning premiers Melbourne go in search of their seventh straight win when they come up against the Dragons during Magic Round on Sunday afternoon at Suncorp.
The Storm are coming off arguably the best performance of any side this season after crushing the Rabbitohs 50-0 last week.
Josh Addo-Carr became the first player in 70 years to score six tries in a single match as Melbourne ran riot over the Bunnies.
However, Melbourne will do well to replicate that attacking performance this week.
Cameron Munster and Harry Grant are both out injured, while Brandon Smith is suspended. Ryan Papenhuyzen is also still battling a shoulder issue.
Can the Dragons take advantage of the depleted premiers? I have my doubts.
St George Illawarra started the season with a bang, winning four of their first five games, however they’ve tailed off over the last month.
Indeed, the Dragons have lost three of their last four matches and struggled last week against the last-placed Bulldogs before finally clicking into gear during the second half.
Suffice to say Craig Bellamy and the Storm are a significant step up in class and the Dragons’ performance against the Dogs doesn’t give me much confidence.
I don’t think this clash will be as high-scoring as their recent meetings – at least 52 points have been scored in three of their last five encounters – but the Storm loving playing in Queensland and should be able to make it 21 straight victories in the state on Sunday.
Storm vs Dragons Teams
Ryley Jacks comes in for Cameron Munster at five-eighth for the Storm, while Kenny Bromwich shifts to hooker in place of Harry Grant. Tyson Smoothy and Tom Eisenhuth join the bench.
Mikaele Ravalawa returns from suspension for the Dragons, while Poasa Faamausili replaces Junior Amone on the bench.
Storm team: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Kenneath Bromwich 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tui Kamikamica 13. Dale Finucane 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Chris Lewis 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Aaron Pene 19. Ryan Papenhuyzen 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia
Dragons team: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Max Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Tyrell Fuimaono 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Billy Burns 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Kaide Ellis 18. Jackson Ford 19. Junior Amone 20. Cody Ramsey 21. Adam Clune
Storm vs Dragons Stats
- Storm have won their last six games
- Dragons have lost three of their last four
- Storm have won their last 20 matches in Queensland
- Josh Addo-Carr scored six tries last week and has now scored 11 in nine games this season
- Matt Dufty has scored eight tries in nine games this season
- Mikaele Ravalawa has scored a try in seven of his last eight away games
- Jahrome Hughes has scored a try in four of his last five matches
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