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Storm v Broncos NRL betting preview & top tips | Round 5, 2024

Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos NRL tips

Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos NRL Betting Odds & Game Info
Best odds Storm -217.39 at Bet365 | Broncos +175 at Neds
When Thursday, April 4 | 8pm AEDT
Where AAMI Park, Melbourne
Last time they met Broncos 26–0 Storm (FW1, 2023)
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Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos best bets

Melbourne Storm -6.5


Will Warbrick anytime tryscorer


Ryan Papenhuyzen anytime tryscorer


Round 5: Storm v Broncos match preview

Round five of the NRL Premiership kicks off in Melbourne on Thursday night with the Storm hosting the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park.

The Broncos come into this match after a commanding 26-point victory over the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium. Meanwhile, the Melbourne Storm are welcoming back some of their biggest stars after losing to the Knights in Newcastle before last weekend’s bye.

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Brisbane Broncos coach Kevin Walters has named teenage giant Benjamin Te Kura to make his NRL debut off the bench in place of Xavier Willison. Martin Taupau has been listed in the reserves and could be a late inclusion for Te Kura.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named Cameron Munster and Jahrome Hughes to return to the starting side, pushing Tyran Wishart back to the bench and Jonah Pezet back to the reserves. Joe Chan has been ruled out with a hand injury, with Shawn Blore to start in the second row and former captain Christian Welch returning from concussion via the bench.

Storm v Broncos R5 team lists

Melbourne Storm Teams List

Melbourne Storm

  1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
  2. Will Warbrick
  3. Reimis Smith
  4. Nick Meaney
  5. Xavier Coates
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Jahrome Hughes
  8. Tui Kamikamica
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Josh King
  11. Shawn Blore
  12. Eliesa Katoa
  13. Trent Loiero
  14. Tyran Wishart
  15. Christian Welch
  16. Tepai Moeroa
  17. Alec MacDonald
Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane Broncos

  1. Tristan Sailor
  2. Jesse Arthars
  3. Kotoni Staggs
  4. Selwyn Cobbo
  5. Deine Mariner
  6. Ezra Mam
  7. Adam Reynolds
  8. Corey Jensen
  9. Billy Walters
  10. Fletcher Baker
  11. Jaiyden Hunt
  12. Jordan Riki
  13. Patrick Carrigan
  14. Tyson Smoothy
  15. Benjamin Te Kura
  16. Kobe Hetherington
  17. Corey Oates

Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos predictions

The Storm have been supported heavily in betting, shortening from -161.29 to as low as -217.39 in head-to-head markets. Melbourne have won their last 11 matches at home, covering the points line in 11 of their last 12 matches and winning both halves of the match in six of their last seven games. The Broncos are still without key players in their starting side, so the Storm should cover the -6.5 handicap at -111.11 with Neds.

Storm winger Will Warbrick has had a solid start to the season, recording one line break, eight tackle breaks and one try with 140m per game. The former Olympic medallist has been the first tryscorer in three of his side’s last four matches as favourites. On Thursday he will be marked by the inexperienced and undersized Deine Mariner, and online bookmakers are offering great value at +110 for Warbrick to score a try at any time.

Ryan Papenhuyzen’s return to the NRL has been brilliant to see, recording four line breaks, 17 tackle breaks and three tries. The Storm fullback’s tries not only come from his play in attacking shape, but through his speed and support play all over the field. Papenhuyzen has scored a try in nine of his last 10 night matches and looks a good play at +115 to continue that trend.

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