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Melbourne Storm NRL

The Melbourne Storm have been one of the competition’s most consistent team since their inception in 1998. The men in purple have won four premierships, while they have also finished the regular season on top of the ladder on five occasions.

Even without the retired Cameron Smith, the Storm finished top of the table in 2021. They could not quite go on with the job this time, however, as they were knocked out in the preliminary finals by the eventual champions, the Penrith Panthers.

Since 2016, Melbourne have played in four grand finals, and the online bookmakers are tipping that they will be thereabouts again in 2022, as they head into the season at the top of premiership betting markets as $5.50 joint-favourites alongside their newest and potentially greatest rivals, the Panthers.

About the Melbourne Storm

Established: 1997
Home ground: AAMI Park
Coach: Craig Bellamy
Captains: Jesse Bromwich
Premierships: Four – 1999, 2012, 2017, 2020
2021 ladder finish: First (21-3) – Knocked out in PF

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Updated Melbourne Storm futures odds

2022 Premiership Make Top 4 Top Tryscorer
Mar $5.50 $1.70
Apr $4.50 $1.35 X Coates $9
May $3.40 $1.05 X Coates $3.50

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Melbourne Storm 2022 fixture

Melbourne Storm NRL fixture
Round Opponent Venue Date Time (VIC)
1 Wests Tigers CommBank Stadium Saturday, March 12 6:35pm
2 South Sydney Rabbitohs AAMI Park Thursday, March 17 8:05pm
3 Parramatta Eels AAMI Park Saturday, March 26 8:05pm
4 Canterbury Bulldogs AAMI Park Sunday, April 3 4:05pm
5 Canberra Raiders McDonalds Park Saturday, April 9 3pm
6 Cronulla Sharks AAMI Park Saturday, April 16 7:35pm
7 New Zealand Warriors AAMI Park Monday, April 25 7pm
8 Newcastle Knights McDonald Jones Stadium Sunday, May 1 2pm
9 St George Illawarra Dragons AAMI Park Sunday, May 8 2pm
10 Penrith Panthers Suncorp Stadium Sunday, May 14 7:45pm
11 North Queensland Cowboys QC Bank Stadium Sunday, May 21 5:30pm
12 Manly Sea Eagles AAMI Park Thursday, May 26 7:50pm
13 BYE
14 Sydney Roosters SCG Saturday, June 11 5:30pm
15 Brisbane Broncos AAMI Park Friday, June 17 7:55pm
16 Manly Sea Eagles 4 Pines Park Thursday, June 30 7:50pm
17 Cronulla Sharks PointsBet Stadium Thursday, July 7 7:50pm
18 Canberra Raiders AAMI Park Sunday, July 17 4:05pm
19 South Sydney Rabbitohs Accor Stadium Saturday, July 23 7:35pm
20 New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium Friday, July 29 6pm
21 Gold Coast Titans AAMI Park Friday, August 5 6pm
22 Penrith Panthers BlueBet Stadium Thursday, August 11 7:50pm
23 Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium Friday, August 19 7:55pm
24 Sydney Roosters AAMI Park Friday, August 26 7:55pm
25 Parramatta Eels CommBank Stadium Thursday, September 1 7:50pm

Storm players to watch in 2022

Jahrome Hughes NRL bettingJahrome Hughes
Born: 8/10/1994
Games: 84
Tries: 31
Position: Halfback

Jahrome Hughes had a real breakthrough season in 2021, setting up 19 tries in 24 games as well as crossing the tryline on nine occasions. The New Zealand international racked up 20 Dally M points throughout the year, finishing seventh overall, behind the likes of Tom Trbojevic and Nathan Cleary. With Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen missing much of the 2021 season, Hughes was forced to build a new partnership with replacement fullback Nicho Hynes, which took a couple of rounds to get rolling. With Papenhuyzen back in the squad, Hughes can be a real force to be reckoned with this year on the right-hand side of the park.

Christian Welch NRL bettingChristian Welch
Born: 19/7/1994
Games: 117
Tries: 5
Position: Prop

Queensland prop Christian Welch is on the cusp of being one of the game’s best front-rowers – if he isn’t already. Throughout the 2021 season, the hard-hitting forward made over 1,000 post-contact metres, averaging 11.6 hit-ups a game. The 28-year-old made 528 tackles last season, with a tackle efficiency of 92% – one of the competition’s best. With Dale Finucane out of the side, and with brothers Jesse and Kenny Bromwich departing to the Dolphins along with Felise Kafusi in 2023, there is a real opportunity for Welch to step up this season and be the leader of the Melbourne Storm pack.

Ryan Papenhuyzen NRL bettingRyan Papenhuyzen
Born: 10/6/1998
Games: 57
Tries: 34
Position: Fullback

Ryan Papenhuyzen had an injury-stricken 2021, playing just 15 games. Nevertheless, the Melbourne fullback scored 14 tries and was extremely accurate with the boot, slotting 49 goals at a conversion rate of 86%. With big shoes to fill having taken Billy Slater’s no.1 jersey, Papenhuyzen has risen to the occasion so far, with tackle breaks and line breaks a real strength of his. Provided ‘Paps’ can stay fit and avoid any serious injury in 2022, he could be a key figure in guiding Melbourne to a sixth premiership.

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