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Penrith beat Melbourne 10-6 in the NRL semi-finals last season (Getty)
Conrad Castleton 13 May 2022
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Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers Predictions


Melbourne and Penrith are very strong defensively with the Panthers beating the Storm 10-6 in their last meeting. I am backing under 34.5 points in Brisbane.
  • Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Storm Form
  • Melbourne Storm Injuries & Team News
  • Melbourne Storm Team List
  • Penrith Panthers Form
  • Penrith Panthers Injuries & Team News
  • Penrith Panthers Team List
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  • Melbourne Storm have won 30 of their last 33 games.
  • Melbourne Storm have conceded 18 points in their last 3 games.
  • Penrith Panthers have won 11 their last 12 games.
  • Penrith Panthers have conceded 32 points in their last 3 games.

Head to Head


Melbourne have a 28-11 advantage against Penrith.

The Panthers beat the Storm 10-6 to reach the NRL grand final last season.

Melbourne Storm Form


Melbourne have won their last six games in the NRL and are continually shutting teams down. 

Craig Bellamy's side won 44-0 against Canterbury, 30-16 win against Canberra, 34-18 against Cronulla, 70-10 against the Warriors and 50-2 in Newcastle.

The Storm beat St George Illawarra 42-6 last week. They completed 88% (39/44) of their sets, made 651 post contact metres and 11 line breaks.

Melbourne Storm Injuries & Team News


Ryan Papenhuyzen (hamstring) and Reimis Smith (pectoral) are out.

Nick Meaney was named at fullback but will start on the wing, Tyran Wishart set to replace Papenhuyzen at fullback.

Marion Seve will make his return to the side in the centres, while Tui Kamikamica has been named among the reserves after being cleared to return.

Dean Ieremia drops out with Jordan Grant the new face on the bench.

Kenny Bromwich has been named to play despite suffering a head knock against the Dragons.

Melbourne Storm Team List


15. Tyran Wishart
1. Nick Meaney
3. Marion Seve
4. Justin Olam
5. Xavier Coates
6. Cameron Munster
7. Jahrome Hughes
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Harry Grant
10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Josh King

Interchange

14. Brandon Smith
16. Trent Loiero
17. Chris Lewis
19. Jordan Grant

Reserves

18. Cooper Johns
23. Tui Kamikamica

Penrith Panthers Form


Penrith won their opening eight games of the season.

Ivan Cleary’s side didn’t face many top teams in that run, beating Manly 28-6 in Round 1 and South Sydney 26-12 in Round 4.

The Panthers lost 22-20 against Parramatta last week.

Penrith Panthers Injuries & Team News


Scott Sorensen (illness) returns with Matt Eisenhuth in the reserves.

Penrith Panthers Team List


1. Dylan Edwards
2. Taylan May
3. Izack Tago
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Brian To'o
6. Jarome Luai
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Moses Leota
9. Api Koroisau
10. James Fisher-Harris
11. Viliame Kikau
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange

14. Mitch Kenny
15. Scott Sorensen
16. Spencer Leniu
17. Jaeman Salmon

Reserves

18. Robert Jennings
22. Matt Eisenhuth

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Verdict

Melbourne and Penrith are likely to produce a low scoring game with defences leading the way. I am backing under 34.5 points in Brisbane.

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