Melbourne Storm v Canterbury Bulldogs, live blog, score, updates, video, SuperCoach, Harry Grant, Xavier Coates

The most consistent team of the past three years are taking on last season’s wooden spoons, so it’s no surprise that most pundits are rocking the storm on Sunday afternoon.

The Bulldogs have shown some improvement this season but they have just lost Jack Hetherington (shoulder) for the year and Melbourne are hosting several stars.

MATCH CENTRE: Storm vs Bulldogs, score, live updates, video

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Storm hooker Harry Grant (Covid) and Xavier Coates (hamstring) return to the side which sees Brandon Smith return to the No.14 role.

Bulldogs international star Luke Thompson has started on the bench in recent weeks but is entering the starting lineup with Hetherington sidelined.

Aaron Schoupp played the NSW Cup on Saturday and was replaced by Jake Averillo in centres.


Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 19. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Brandon Smith 15. Alec MacDonald 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tepai Moeroa Substitute player: 23. Tyran Wishart

Bulldogs: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Braidon Burns 20 Jake Averillo 4. Brent Naden 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Corey Waddell 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Chris Patolo 16. Max King 21. Joe Stimson Substitute player: 19. Reece Hoffman

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