2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Round 2: New Zealand Warriors vs.
Melbourne Storm
March 09, 2017 by Marc Jerbs

On Friday, the New Zealand Warriors will go up against the Melbourne Storm in Round 2 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership. The Warriors will host the game at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The game is scheduled to start at 3PM local time.

The two opening round winners will meet on what has become a fancied rivalry due to a history of thrilling matches between both teams. New Zealand is fresh from a 26-22 road win against Newcastle and will held its opening home game this season this Friday.

Likewise, Melbourne is coming off a gritty 12-6 road win against Canterbury-Bankstown under torrential rain throughout the game. Tim Glasby is moved up to start against New Zealand as he replaces the injured Jesse Bromwich.

The Melbourne Storm holds the edge in its head-to-head match with the New Zealand Warriors. In 38 meetings, Melbourne has won 20 games with 2 draws while New Zealand has 16 wins. The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Melbourne Storm as the favorite to beat the New Zealand Warriors on Friday.

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