September 01, 2021
Fiji Bati prop Tui Kamikamica will start for the Melbourne Storm against the Cronulla Sharks in the final round of NRL on Friday while fellow countrymen Isaac Lumelume has been named in the reserves.
Kamikamica replaces injured Christian Welch, who is rested this week.
Jesse Bromwich has been suspended for one game for a crusher tackle while winger Josh Addo-Carr sustained a hamstring injury and will also miss round 25.
George Jennings returns from a knee injury on the wing while Nelson Asofa-Solomona also returns to prop after a hamstring injury.
Five-eighth Cameron Munster takes a pre-finals rest with Nicho Hynes grabbing the No.6 jersey.
Dale Finucane returns to the pack which sees Harry Grant revert to the bench and Brandon Smith shift from lock to starting hooker.
Felise Kaufusi and Kenny Bromwich are also being rested with Chris Lewis and Aaron Pene coming in. Jordan Grant and Ryley Jacks join the bench.
The Storms will take on the Sharks at 8pm.
Storms: Ryan Papenhuyzen, George Jennings. Marion Seve, Justin Olam, Dean Ieremia, Nicho Hynes, Jahrome Hughes, Tui Kamikamica, Brandon Smith, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Aarone Pene, Chris Lewis, Dale Finucale
Reserves: Hary Grant, Tepai Moeroa, Jordan Grant, Ryley Jacks, Cooper Johns, Daniel Atkinson, Trent Loiero, Isaac Lumelume
By Romeka Romena