After Mudgee played host to Manly and Canberra in cycle four, it’s Wagga’s chance to invite the NRL street train to town this end of the week when Canberra and Melbourne reestablish an extraordinary competition that has delivered a few amazing conflicts lately.
The Storm took the distinctions in the two games in 2021 however the Raiders have affectionate recollections of two feeling charged wins in hostile area at AAMI Park in cycle three, 2020 and furthermore the 2019 passing last.
In view of last end of the week’s structure it’s difficult to see the Raiders upsetting the Storm, who destroyed the Bulldogs 44-0 per day after the Green Machine slowed down in a 25-6 misfortune to Manly.
With Ryan Papenhuyzen in destroying structure and star marking Xavier Coates running for 201 meters, the Storm helped us once more to remember the power they have and their capacity to destroy any side that isn’t on melody in guard.
Raiders: A late change on game day with Hudson Young out and his place taken by Ryan Sutton in jersey No.19. Xavier Savage is 18th man.
Tom Starling will start at hooker.
Storm: The Storm are 1-17 with no late changes as Craig Bellamy goes with the same 17 that got the job done in style against the Bulldogs. Jayden Nikorima is 18th man.
Cameron Munster v Jack Wighton: Two men with an uncanny ability to pick their team up and carry them home when the game is on the line. Both powerful runners with ball in hand, both capable of laying on a try for their outside men with a precision pass. Munster has formed a dynamic combination with the crafty and classy Jahrome Hughes while Wighton is shouldering much of the playmaking load as youngster Brad Schneider finds his way in the big time.
Ryan Papenhuyzen’s 28-point haul against the Bulldogs is the second most ever in a game for the Storm. Matt Geyer holds the club record with 34 points courtesy of four tries and nine goals against Western Suburbs in 1999.