MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19: Tui Kamikamica of the Storm takes the ball during a Melbourne Storm NRL training session at Gosch's Paddock on July 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Melbourne Storm have named a 22-man squad for their trial match against the Warriors in Rotorua on Saturday afternoon.

The young Storm side will be coached by Jason Ryles and led by NRL listed players such as Tui Kamikamica, Pat Kaufusi, Justin Olam, Scott Drinkwater and Ryan Papenhuyzen.

The Trial match in Rotorua comes one day after Storm do battle with Leeds Rhinos in the Downer World Club Challenge with skipper Cameron Smith leading the side.

Storm Team List

  1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
  2. Matt Sopa-Lawler (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
  3. Justin Olam
  4. Chris Lewis (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
  5. Jarred McInally (Easts Tigers)
  6. Scott Drinkwater
  7. Billy Walters
  8. Tui Kamikamica
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Lachlan Timm
  11. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
  12. Louis Geraghty
  13. Pat Kaufusi
  14. Jye Ballinger (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
  15. Jacob Hind (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
  16. Brett Greinke (Easts Tigers)
  17. Harrison Muller (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
  18. Jarred Tuite (Easts Tigers)
  19. Kelma Tuilagi
  20. Kayleb Milne
  21. Lachlan Roe (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
  22. Cooper Johns


  1. Prisoner!!!!!! That Melbourne team would win the next 20 Wooden Spoons Mate. Just goes to show how Melbourne have got no depth. Totally useless those names. Does any of the players chosen know what NRL is? 😎

    • I’ll tell you what @woodchook the player on this storm side that is an absolute gun is there number 6, Scotty Drinkwater. He is an absolute weapon, if Brodie Croft happened to not be at Melbourne he’d definitely be in the running for the halfback role on the NRL side. I used to play with him for the Central Coast a few years back and he was easily the best half running around in any age group near ours. Big future

      • I’ve seen Billy Walters run around a fair bit when at East Tigers, kid can play. If half as good as his Dad he will go alright

        • Haven’t seen Walters have a run yet, I usually watch some of the Sunshine Coast Falcons games, but from what I’ve heard he’s a real good young half

    • No Depth? We named a 21 man squad that will go to 17 for Friday, only one of them is playing this game. So guys who aren’t playing over the weekend, Ryley Jacks, Big Sam, Stimson, Hughes, Blair and Youngy. Also,Fus, Drinkwater, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Harry Grant, Walter and Timms will be very good players in the near future. No issues with Depth!

      • Well I recon melbournepurplehaze Just about every teams got 21 players of first grade standard but is Croft a first grader? He kicks a winning field goal against the Cowgirls and scored three tries against the three time wooden spooners Newcastle and he gets immortal status. He has played 5 NRL games. We will find out soon enough if he is up for the big jump in grade. If not then Melbourns have only 20 players. But still no halfback who knows the riggers of the NRL.

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