Bellamy names strong side for Halifax Trial

Melbourne StormMelbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named all 21 players at his disposal in England for the trial match against Halifax at Shay Stadium tonight from 7:30pm (England time).

The clash will be the only game Melbourne plays in England before next FridayÂ’s World Club Challenge clash against Leeds Rhinos, and as such is fielding his strongest possible line-up to start the game.

Will Chambers gets his chance to shine in the centres once again, while Russell Aitken will wear the number six jersey in the absence of Greg Inglis, who wasnÂ’t available due to a shoulder injury.

Matt Geyer replaces Cam Smith at hooker, who remained behind in Australia for the birth of his first child, while Jeff Lima will be given first crack at making the starting front-row position his own.

Lock forward Dallas Johnson will captain the side.

STARTING TEAM:

Billy Slater
Steve Turner
Will Chambers
Israel Folau
Anthony Quinn
Russell Aitken
Cooper Cronk
Jeff Lima
Matt Geyer
Brett White
Jeremy Smith
Ryan Hoffman
Dallas Johnson

INTERCHANGE:

Antonio Kaufusi
Adam Blair
Sika Manu
Sam Tagataese
Ben MacDougall
Dane Nielsen
Aiden Tolman
Liam Foran

COACH: Craig Bellamy

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