2024 NRL: Round 6 Preview, Storm Vs Bulldogs

Check out the match preview and prediction for the round 6 clash between the Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.



Melbourne Storm Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne.
Date: Friday April 12, 6:00pm.


Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2. William 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, 18. Joe Chan, 19. Jack Howarth, 20. Marion Seve, 21. Jonah Pezet, 22. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Bulldogs: 1. Stephen Crichton, 2. Connor Tracey, 3. Jacob Kiraz, 4. Bronson Xerri, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Drew Hutchison, 8. Max King, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Chris Patolo, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Josh Curran, 13. Jaeman Salmon, 14. Bailey Hayward, 15. Poasa Faamausili, 16. Samuel Hughes, 17. Kitione Kautoga, 19. Toby Sexton, 20. Liam Knight, 21. Jake Turpin, 22. Jeral Skelton, 23. Harry Hayes

Referee: Wyatt Raymond

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Playing the Melbourne Storm in Melbourne is hard enough with a full-strength team, let alone a depleted one, but it’s a challenge the Bulldogs will be looking forward to after a strong start to the season.

Without a host of players and uncertainty surrounding the fitness of Viliame Kikau, Max King and Connor Tracey, they’ll have their work cut out for them when they take on a powerful Storm outfit.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been named on an extended bench and is a chance to return while Cameron Munster will be better for his last round start after injury.

Backrower Eliesa Katoa was back to his best against the Broncos last round in what was a big win following some impressive performances, including a win over the premiers. 

The Bulldogs’ second half capitulation against the 12-man Roosters was worrying despite the injury concerns that plagued them. They’ll need to put in a much more complete defensive performance to go close to defeating Melbourne. 

Canterbury won their only 2024 clash 26-12: the Bulldogs led 26-0 after 50 minutes and survived a late Storm fightback.

Head-to-head stats can be found at Round 6 Number Crunch.


Storm by 12 points.

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