Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos: NRL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos on Friday 17 June, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.

Adam Reynolds (left) is out of Friday night’s blockbuster while Payne Haas (right) has been named. Picture: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
Adam Reynolds (left) is out of Friday night’s blockbuster while Payne Haas (right) has been named. Picture: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Melbourne Storm stand in the way of an injury ravaged Brisbane Broncos extending their seven-match winning streak on Friday night. Here’s how to watch the match on Kayo and catch up on all the news in the lead-up.

Storm v Broncos preview

Gun Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen was a strong chance of returning from knee and hamstring injuries that have sidelined him since round nine, but COVID has struck ruling him out on the eve of his return.

Last week’s win over Canberra Raiders came at a heavy cost for the Broncos with Adam Reynolds ruled out of Friday night’s top four blockbuster against the Storm with a rib injury.

Reynolds joins star young centre Herbie Farnworth on the sidelines out with an injury to his bicep. Meanwhile, Origin stars Payne Haas and Pat Carrigan have both been named after they did not train on Tuesday. Blues debutant last Wednesday, Kotoni Staggs, is expected to play despite a shoulder injury in Origin 1.

In good news for Storm fans, but news that has caused quite a stir, Felise Kaufusi has been cleared by the judiciary for dangerous contact to the head of Sam Walker and will play.

The second-placed Storm are just one win clear of the Broncos (fourth) who have surged into the top four with seven straight wins. NRL veteran Tyrone Roberts will fill in at halfback for Reynolds.

What time is Storm v Broncos?

The game starts at 7.55pm (AEST), 7.25pm (ACST) and 5.55pm (AWST) on Friday 17 June.

Where is it being played?

AAMI Park, Melbourne.

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.

How can I watch more Storm and Broncos matches?

Melbourne Storm team page on Kayo

Brisbane Broncos team page on Kayo

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What NRL news do I need to know ahead of Friday?

For all the late mail and round 15 teams and other NRL news, find it here.

INCLUDING the pending NRL decision panned by the Broncos, Kevin Walters’ defence of star half Adam Reynolds, Dolphins poach another Bronco and Felise Kaufusi judiciary fallout.

PLUS NRLW expansion and the latest for NRL SuperCoach.

History between the Storm and Broncos

Past history between these two sides reveals an astonishing stat. Since 2005, in 37 matches played, the Broncos have won a mere six and lost the last 10 dating back to 2016 when Wayne Bennett was at the helm.

Ryan Papenhuyzen has tested positive to COVID and will not return on Friday night. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Ryan Papenhuyzen has tested positive to COVID and will not return on Friday night. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Team Lists

All the late mail here.

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. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Josh King

Bench: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Tui Kamikamica, 16. Trent Loiero, 17. Chris Lewis

Reserves: 18. Jayden Nikorima, 19. Alec MacDonald 20. Jordan Grant, 21. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 22. Tyran Wishart

Brisbane Broncos

1. Te Maire Martin, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Brenko Lee, 5. Selwyn Cobbo, 6. Ezra Mam, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Corey Jensen, 9. Billy Walters, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Kurt Capewell, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Pat Carrigan

Bench: 14. Jake Turpin, 15. Kobe Hetherington, 16. Thomas Flegler, 17. Keenan Palasia

Reserves: 18. Jordan Pereira, 19. Rhys Kennedy, 20. Delouse Hoeter, 21. Xavier Willison, 22. Ryan James

Live score update

Keep up to date here for when your on the move.

Where can I watch more round 15 NRL games?

St George Illawarra Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys

Cronulla Sharks v Gold Coast Titans

New Zealand Warriors v Penrith Panthers

Parramatta Eels v Sydney Roosters

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

Canterbury Bulldogs v Wests Tigers

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.