Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Melbourne Storm: NRL preview, news and how to watch live
All you need to know in the lead up to Thursday’s round 16 match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Melbourne Storm (30 June), including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.
Brookvale hosts the second encounter between these two bitter rivals in 2022 on Thursday night (30 June).
Watch live here on Kayo and scroll down to catch up on the latest news.
Sea Eagles v Storm preview
Ryan Papenhuyzen will return on Thursday night after a false start last round against Brisbane due to contracting COVID-19. The star Storm fullback has not played since round nine against St George Illawarra due to a hamstring injury.
As one Storm star returns, another is doubtful with Cameron Munster leaving Perth’s Optus Stadium with his left arm in a sling after Queensland’s Origin II loss on Sunday. He has been cleared of serious injury and has been named for Thursday.
Munster, Harry Grant and Felise Kaufusi will all be closely monitored. For Manly, both Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans and Jake Trbojevic (NSW) were a strong chance to be rested, but have both been included in the starting line-up.
In the first match between these two sides this season, late May, the Storm prevailed comfortably 28-8 at Melbourne’s AAMI Park.
What time is Sea Eagles v Storm?
The game starts at 7.50pm (AEST), 7.20pm (ACST) and 5.50pm (AWST) on Thursday 30 June.
Where is it being played?
4 Pines Park, Brookvale.
How do I watch the game?
The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its NRL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.
What NRL news do I need to know before Thursday night?
CODESports has you covered for all the latest NRL news and features.
History between the Sea Eagles and Storm
Since the late 2000s, these two clubs have shared a storeyed history including back-to-back Grand Finals in 2007 and 2008, winning one each. Manly setting a new Grand Final record 40-nil scoreline in ‘08.
The sin binning of Melbourne’s Adam Blair and Glenn Stewart sparked one of the ugliest all-in brawls of the NRL era in 2011 at Brookvale.
But now with a brand new grandstand at the northern end, Manly is seeking to end a six-match losing streak against the Storm on Thursday night.
All the latest changes here.
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
1. Reuben Garrick, 2. Jason Saab, 3. Morgan Harper, 4. Tolutau Koula, 5. Christian Tuipulotu, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Sean Keppie, 9. Lachlan Croker, 10. Toafofoa Sipley, 11. Haumole Olakau’atu, 12. Andrew Davey, 13. Jake Trbojevic
Bench: 14. Dylan Walker, 15. Josh Schuster, 16. Martin Taupau, 17. Taniela Paseka
Reserves: 18. Ben Trbojevic, 19. Kurt De Luis, 20. Ethan Bullemor, 21. Jorge Taufua, 22. Kaeo Weekes
1. Nick Meaney, 2. Dean Ieremia, 3. Marion Seve, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Grant Anderson, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Harry Grant, 10. Josh King, 11. Chris Lewis, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Brandon Smith
Bench: 14. Jayden Nikorima, 15. Tui Kamikamica, 16. Tom Eisenhuth, 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Reserves: 18. Alec MacDonald, 19. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 20. Tyran Wishart, 21. Jordan Grant, 22. Bronson Garlick
Live score updates
Keep up to date with the score for when you’re on the move here.