How to watch Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm NRL live and match preview
Can the Bulldogs blunt the attacking brilliance of Storm strike weapon Ryan Papenhuyzen on Saturday?
Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen has been tearing opposition defences apart at will. By half-time last week against the Broncos, he had scored more points himself (24) than the Bulldogs have over the opening 4 rounds (16). Incredible stuff.
The Bulldogs are a complete mess. Still winless, Canterbury haven't scored a solitary point in their past 3 matches and have conceded a whopping 90 points in that stretch. All sorts of trouble for new coach Trent Barrett.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm kick-off
The Storm travel to Stadium Australia in Sydney for this match starting at 5:30pm AEST on Saturday 10 April.
How to watch Bulldogs vs Storm live
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Bulldogs vs Storm match preview
Canterbury welcome back Englishman Luke Thompson, Josh Jackson and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak from suspension. Watene-Zelezniak replaces Nick Meaney (ribs) at fullback. The Dogs need as much help as they can get as they've made the most tackles in the NRL (1,500). Second last to the Cowboys in both time in possession (46%) and line breaks (7), they need a spark in offence and soon.
For the Storm, Felise Kaufusi returns from suspension and Queensland Origin hooker Harry Grant is expected to come back from a knee injury. That man Papenhuyzen is a big part of why the Storm sit in the NRL's top 3 for line breaks (19) and kick-return metres (1,005). They should cruise to victory here.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm team lists
Bulldogs team: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Tui Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Sione Katoa 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 14. Jackson Topine 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Dylan Napa 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Brandon Wakeham 20. Chris Smith 21. Joe Stimson 22. Dean Britt
Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Chris Lewis 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nicholas Hynes 18. Aaron Pene 19. Dean Ieremia 20. Brenko Lee 21. Harry Grant
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