2020 NRL – St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm taking place? Sunday 27th September, 2020 – 07:05 (UK)

Where is St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm taking place? Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney

What is the expected weather for St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm? 16c, partly cloudy

What channel is St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

Where can I get tickets for St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm? Click here for ticket information on 2020 NRL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

Starting 13: Dufty, Feagai, Aitken, Lomax, Ramsey, Sullivan, Clune, Lawrie, McInnes, Ellis, Frizell, Host, Ford – Interchanges: T. Sims, Kerr, Blacker, Fuimaono – Reserves: Wiliame, Norman

Unavailable: Jack de Belin (Disciplinary), Trent Merrin (Injured), Korbin Sims (Injured), Billy Brittain (Injured), Ben Hunt (Suspended)

MELBOURNE STORM

Starting 13: Papenhuyzen, Earl, Leutele, Momirovski, Lumelume, Jacks, Johns, Kamikamica, B. Smith, Welsh, Eisenhuth, Lewis, King – Interchanges: Hynes, Schonig, Vete, Pene – Reserves: Booth, Ieremia

Unavailable: Suliasi Vunivalu (Injured), Marion Seve (Injured), Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (Injured), Dale Finucane (Injured), Felise Kaufusi (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Melbourne Storm have opted to rest a large portion of their best 17 ahead of the finals with head coach Craig Bellamy handing some fringe players the chance to impress. There are still likely to be a few spots available in that side for next week so some big individual performances are required, particularly from the centres who could place some pressure on Brenko Lee. Despite the under-strength side, the Storm are still likely to be extremely competitive and in what should be a high-scoring contest against a St. George Illawarra Dragons outfit that have endured a poor season, the Storm can still come out with the win.

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