Five-eighth Blake Green and prop Jesse Bromwich have been elevated to the Melbourne Storm leadership group.
Off-contract Storm coach Craig Bellamy is hoping to make a call on his future beyond the 2016 season before his team kicks off their campaign.
Jesse Bromwich, Cam Smith and Cooper Cronk will headline a strong Melbourne Storm outfit to face the Bulldogs in Saturday's trial at Belmore Oval.
New recruit Jordan Rankin kicked a goal from the sideline to give the Wests Tigers an 18-16 win over Melbourne in a trial on the Sunshine Coast.
On the verge of establishing his spot in representative teams, teammates believe Will Chambers is the man to lead the next generation of Indigenous stars.
While the Nines format is different to a standard Telstra Premiership fixture, there's still plenty to learn from the stats from the 2016 Auckland Nines.
Storm prop Jesse Bromwich says joining the illustrious group of players who have received the Kiwis Player of the Year award was a humbling experience.
Tries to Bevan Fench and Semi Radradra were enough for the Eels to down the Storm on their way to the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines grand final.
Melbourne have progressed to the semi-finals with a win over the Cowboys, but might be without Cameron Munster who left the field through injury.
The Storm's tight Day One defence was cracked wide open as a Roosters side with nothing to lose tormented the men in purple with their restarts.