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Sport Storm lose Chambers for Broncos clash

13:57  07 june  2018
13:57  07 june  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Storm Lose Chambers . Author. broncos .com.au. Timestamp. Thu 7 Jun 2018, 02:24 PM. Will Chambers will miss Sunday's clash with the Broncos after being charged out of last night's 22-12 State of Origin loss by Queensland.

Storm lose Chambers for Broncos clash squib. by The Sydney Morning Herald 3 months ago. Will Chambers is suspended and Josh Addo-Carr is battling a corked thigh after game one of State of Origin .

Melbourne Storm will be without star centre Will Chambers for their showdown with Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Chambers was cited for dangerous contact during Queensland’s State of Origin loss to New South Wales on Wednesday night and the Storm opted to plead no contest and avoid having a suspension hanging over their centre’s head.

Chambers could have taken an early plea and accepted 90 carry-over points (100 is a one-game ban) but he has an existing bad record which would have further exacerbated any future charges this season.

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Broncos stat attack: The Broncos have won 12 of their past 15 home games, though their last They have won 13 of their past 15 clashes with the Broncos and haven't tasted defeat at Suncorp Storm : 1 Billy Slater, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Will Chambers , 4 Curtis Scott, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron

So Storm pleaded no contest, which forces Chambers to take a one-game suspension but wipes the bulk of his carry-over points. Only 20 points remain for any future charges.

The club expects Chambers, who was sore after Origin, to be available for selection for next week’s clash with Newcastle Knights. Cheyse Blair or Justin Olam loom as possible replacements this week.

Will Chambers won't play this week for Melbourne Storm. © AAP Will Chambers won't play this week for Melbourne Storm.

The Storm haven’t ruled out Origin players Josh Addo-Carr, Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi for Sunday but Billy Slater is expected to sit out after missing the representative game due to hamstring troubles.

Slater was not named in the original 23-man squad for the Storm and Jahrome Hughes was named at fullback, while lock Dale Finucane re-injured his thumb last game and should miss the next two.

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Storm v Broncos : Melbourne make late switches, Roberts out. The skipper will be keen to arrest a mini-slide which has seen the Storm lose two of their past four games Cheyse Blair will start in the centres for the suspended Will Chambers , while Billy Slater (hamstring) has been left out of the side.

BRONCOS v STORM : Teams have been named for the Round 7 clash between Brisbane and Melbourne. BRONCOS V STORM . 7.50pm Friday at Suncorp Stadium. 3 Will Chambers . 4 Curtis Scott. 5 Josh Addo-Carr.

While Munster suffered a swollen eye after clashing heads with Blues enforcer David Klemmer early in Origin, it doesn't appear he had any further damage beyond the bruising and swelling. Addo-Carr reportedly had a corked thigh which he played through.

Munster told Fairfax Media post-game he had vision problems due to the swelling but was hopeful he could still play.

“Chambers got suspended and Addo-Carr pulled up with a cork so someone has to play and hopefully I’ll be right on Sunday,” Munster said on Thursday as the Maroons left their hotel.

Storm football director Frank Ponissi told Fairfax Media on Thursday Addo-Carr had come up well and the Origin players would face final calls on their fitness at training on Saturday.

The Broncos will have their own concerns after Josh McGuire and Andrew McCullough both had heavy workloads during Origin, but both said they intended to play.

Kaufusi said he loved his Origin debut but not the performance, with Maroons players determined to earn a chance to rectify the result in game two on June 24.

“Running out on the MCG I had a good look around and took it all in – it was awesome,” Kaufusi said.

“There is some new faces in the team and we will only get better the more we work with each other.

“I’m itching to play again as I don’t like losing, no one does. I’ll see how I recover and hopefully will be alright come Sunday.”

The Storm play the Broncos at AAMI Park on Sunday at 4pm.

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