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Storm and Warriors forging their own ANZAC history

Melbourne Storm and NZ Warriors are forging their own history on ANZAC Day.
Storm and Warriors forging their own ANZAC history
by NRL

Melbourne Storm and NZ Warriors are forging their own history on ANZAC Day. As part of the evening, the pre-match entertainment will include the traditional formalities around the occasion.

The much-coveted Michael Moore Trophy is awarded to the winning team each time Storm play the Warriors.

Named in honour of Storm's inaugural football manager who tragically passed away in Auckland on the night of the opening round clash in 2000, Michael Moore's wife family will present the trophy to the winning captain, while an ANZAC Medal will be awarded to the player who best typifies the ANZAC spirit.

Once both teams have entered the field, the formalities will occur as follows:

The Ode
Minute silence
Lest We Forget
New Zealand national anthem
Australian national anthem

A Welcome to Country performance will also take place pre-match.

Round 8 game details
Michael Moore Trophy
Storm v Warriors
Wednesday 25 April
7pm, AAMI Park
NYC kick-off 4.30pm

Melbourne Storm: 1 Billy Slater, 2 Matt Duffie, 3 Dane Nielsen, 4 Will Chambers, 5 Justin O'Neill, 6 Gareth Widdop, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith [c], 10 Bryan Norrie, 11 Kevin Proctor, 12 Ryan Hoffman, 13 Todd Lowrie. Subs: 14 Ryan Hinchcliffe, 15 Rory Kostjasyn, 16 Siosaia Vave, 17 Jason Ryles, 18 Anthony Quinn (one to be omitted).

New Zealand Warriors: 1 Kevin Locke, 2 Bill Tupou, 3 Ben Henry, 4 Krisnan Inu, 5 Manu Vatuvei, 6 James Maloney, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 Sione Lousi, 9 Nathan Friend, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Feleti Mateo, 12 Simon Mannering [c], 13 Elijah Taylor. Subs: 14 Russell Packer, 15 Ukuma Ta'ai, 16 Lewis Brown, 17 Sam Rapira, 18 Pita Godinet, 20 Glen Fisiiahi (two to be omitted).

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