2020 NRL preview: Melbourne Storm team guide
Despite losing some experienced players, the Storm still have plenty of aces up their sleeve.
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Melbourne Storm had a solid NRL season by their lofty standards last year. They finished first on the ladder, securing their fourth minor premiership. They then stumbled a little before making it to the preliminary finals, with the Roosters ending their premiership dreams for 2019.
Now, Melbourne are looking to keep up the good work and make it all the way to the grand final for the 2020 NRL season.
Will Chambers and Curtis Scott are out, but the squad stands strong with talented players like Cameron Smith, Cameron Munster and Ryan Papenhuyzen, to name a few. Long-time coach Craig Bellamy should have no trouble helping the team find the motivation to improve on its 2019 results.
How to watch Melbourne Storm NRL matches
In the revamped draw, 11 of the Storm's remaining fixtures will be available on free-to-air TV on Channel 9, while 7 are exclusive to FOX LEAGUE. So dedicated fans might want to look into getting a paid subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. That way, you won't miss a minute of the action.
Kayo Sports is one of the most accessible options currently available. With subscriptions starting at $25/month, the service gives users access to more than 50 sports. Not only that, but you can enjoy a 14-day free trial, a user-friendly interface and features like SplitView and Interactive Stats, meant to make sports streaming as fun as possible.
Check out our Kayo vs Foxtel guide for more information that will help you figure out which provider is a better fit for you.
Rugby league fans can also stream games with NRL Live Pass. The service is available for free to Telstra customers, but live streaming is limited to a seven-inch display size. In other words, you can't watch matches on the big screen.
Still undecided? We have a comprehensive guide on how to stream the 2020 NRL season, which includes a full breakdown of providers to help you make a more informed decision.
Watch Melbourne Storm matches overseas
Storm fans don't have to miss games when travelling outside Australia. Whether you're going on vacation or scheduling a business trip, Watch NRL lets you enjoy matches via the Internet without breaking the bank. We have a full guide on how to stream the 2020 NRL season from overseas.
When do Melbourne Storm play next?
You can see the complete NRL draw here.
Melbourne Storm squad
New signings for 2020 include Ryley Jacks and Brenko Lee. Here's how the squad looks ahead of the 2020 NRL season.
Melbourne Storm history
The Storm were founded in 1997 and entered the NRL in 1998. Since their inception, they have won premierships in 1999, 2012 and 2017. The team's worst season was in 2010, when they were awarded their only wooden spoon.
Craig Bellamy has been coaching the squad ever since way back in 2003. The Storm play their home games at AAMI Park.
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