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Storm keeping five-eighth starter a secret

Gareth Widdop (L) and Brett Finch at training

Melbourne Storm are still keeping their starting five-eighth for the NRL final against South Sydney under wraps with Brett Finch and Gareth Widdop both training in the role.
Storm keeping five-eighth starter a secret
by AAP

MELBOURNE, Sept 12 AAP - Melbourne Storm are still keeping their starting five-eighth for the NRL final against South Sydney under wraps with Brett Finch and Gareth Widdop both training in the role.

The pair shared the position in the Storm's final training run behind closed doors before their flight to Sydney ahead of their qualifying final on Friday night at ANZ Stadium.

Finch has been under an injury cloud after damaging his sternoclavicular joint midway through the Storm's golden-point win over Gold Coast last round.

England international Widdop, meanwhile, is ready for his NRL comeback after he recovering from a dislocated his hip in late June.

He played in the Storm's feeder team in the Queensland Cup last Sunday.

Teammate Ryan Hoffman said Finch, as the incumbent, would start if he was declared 100 per cent.

"Finchy's named there so I don't think anyone else will be wearing No.6 but him," Hoffman said.

"Finchy and Gaz (Widdop) both trained in that five-eighth position so we're not sure of the decision Craig's going to make.

"They're both fit and both raring to go."

Hoffman said Finch had completed some contact work during the session, with his injury certain to be targeted by the Souths forwards should he play.




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