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.

Cameron Munster scored a double in Melbourne’s last win over Manly, but is not guaranteed to play Thursday. Picture: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images
Cameron Munster scored a double in Melbourne’s last win over Manly, but is not guaranteed to play Thursday. Picture: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images

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.

Question is whether it will be from the bench of in the starting line-up.

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.

Jake Trbojevic could be rested following his Blues’ Origin II win. Paul Kane/Getty Images
Jake Trbojevic could be rested following his Blues’ Origin II win. Paul Kane/Getty Images

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.

How to watch the NRL live here, plus start your Kayo 14-day free trial today.

What NRL news do I need to know before Thursday night?

CODESports has you covered for all the latest NRL news and features.

INCLUDING Nathan Cleary’s reprieve after Origin II high tackle, injury issues cloud the Broncos’ derby and Kalyn Ponga headlines the casualty ward.

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.

Team Lists

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

Melbourne Storm

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

Ryan Papenhuyzen last played round nine against the Dragons. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Ryan Papenhuyzen last played round nine against the Dragons. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Live score updates

Keep up to date with the score for when you’re on the move here.

Where can I see more round 16 NRL previews?

Newcastle Knights v Gold Coast Titans

Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters

Canterbury Bulldogs v Cronulla Sharks

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels

New Zealand Warriors v Wests Tigers

St George Illawarra v Canberra Raiders 

Where can I read more rugby league?

See the NRL section on CodeSports, or visit the rugby league section on your main state news website – Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail / Herald Sun / Adelaide Advertiser.