The Late Mail: Storm v Knights

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Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

The Melbourne Storm have been dealt a huge blow with skipper Cameron Smith failing to recover in time from Wednesday night's Origin. Slade Griffin (starting) and Brandon Smith (bench) will share the hooking duties, whilst Joe Stimson drops out of the 17.

The Newcastle Knights have elevated Lachlan Fitzgibbon into their starting back-row following in impressive game there a few weeks back against the Raiders. Mitch Barnett slips back to the bench and Josh King drops out of the final 17.

Melbourne Storm

1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 19. Slade Griffin 10. Tim Glasby 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tohu Harris 13. Dale Finucane 14. Jordan McLean 15. Brandon Smith 16. Kenneath Bromwich 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Newcastle Knights

1. Dane Gagai 2. Ken Sio 3. Joe Wardle 4. Peter Mata'utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Jaelen Feeney 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata'utia 21. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Luke Yates 14. Sam Stone 12. Mitchell Barnett 16. Tyler Randell 17. Jacob Saifiti

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