Hurricane superstar Ryan Papenhuyzen returns as his team sees their 15th win on the sprint when they meet the Cowboys at Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Friday night.
Meanwhile, Cowboys veteran Jake Granville has been given a shocking new role as his team struggles to recover from five consecutive losses.
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Papenhuyzen has been out of the spotlight since suffering a nasty head and neck injury in Round 10. Nicho Hynes was substituted and did a great job to get coach Craig Bellamy to keep him in the No 1 shirt with Papenhuyzen starting head from the bench. Its back game.
Two Origin stars returning to Melbourne are Josh Addo-Carr and Christian Welch, while two other stars, Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi, will be resting.
If the Storm can continue with their winning ways, they will equal the club record of 15 consecutive wins in a season.
However, it’s a very different situation for the Cowboys, who hope to return to the winner’s circle after five consecutive losses.
They have lost their biggest attacking threat, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow after the speedster underwent an emergency appendectomy earlier this week. Coach Todd Payten was forced to readjust his spine and he made an interesting transition at the end of the year when Granville switched to full-back.
Cowboys: 17. Jake Granville 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Murray Taulagi 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Kane Bradley 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13 Jason Taumalolo 14. Tom Gilbert 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 21. Daejarn Asiad 18: 18. Lachlan Burr
Storm: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cooper Johns 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 18. Trent Loiero 12. Ken Below Bromwich 13. Tui Kamikamica 11. Chris Lewis 15. Aaron Pene 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen Person 18: 19. Jordan Grant
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