The news around Saturday's Melbourne Storm-Newcastle Knights trial just keeps getting better with a reserve grade match added.
And in what will be a tremendous coup for two Albury Thunder players, they will play for the Storm in that curtain-raiser at Albury Sportsground.
"Saturday will be a great chance for all of our available squad members to get some vital game time," Storm general manager - football Frank Ponissi said.
"We're really pleased with where we're at since starting pre-season on January 4, but nothing beats actual time on the field in a match situation."
The NRL premiers will finalise their teams this afternoon, but it's expected superstar five-eighth Cameron Munster will be available.
Ticketing information will be available once a COVID-19 Safety Plan is finalised, although it's expected numbers will be limited to 3000.
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Storm will arrive by bus on Friday afternoon.
First grade starts at 5.30pm, with NSW Cup from 3pm in a bumper day of top class rugby league.
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