Footy’s most magnificent mullet is BACK: Game’s unluckiest star set for return in major boost… but can his torrid run of injuries finally come to an end?

  • Ryan Papenhuyzen is playing this weekend
  • The Storm Cannon has had some bad luck with injuries
  • His return is a huge boost for the Storm

Melbourne’s most magnificent mullet is back, with the Storm naming Ryan Papenhuyzen to return after a small fracture in his fibula that sidelined him for more than a month.

In a round where most teams are plagued by State of Origin, Papenhuyzen is one of several superstars back on deck, with the Storm fullback set to return for the heavyweight showdown with the Dolphins.

His return is a huge boost with Cameron Munster still injured and Harry Grant and Xavier Coates on Origin duty, while excitement machine Sua Fa’alogo shifts to the wing for the trip to Queensland.

They face a Dolphins side who have the luxury of selecting livewire fullback Trai Fuller in place of speedster Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow who scored the try of the year in Cronulla last week, while Tevita Pangai Junior has a spot on the bench after returning from a match. unsuccessful period in boxing.

The biggest mullet in footy is back, with Ryan Papenhuyzen selected by the Storm

The Melbourne gun has suffered a series of blistering injuries that have kept him sidelined

The Melbourne gun has suffered a series of blistering injuries that have kept him sidelined

The Roosters have shown confidence in Brandon Smith, with the international hooker brought back immediately after being withdrawn last week after missing a team meeting.

They will be without their Origin quartet but have still put together a formidable squad to take on the Bulldogs side that has named hulking winger Jeral Skelton, but it will be without Jacob Preston (foot).

There are a few key additions for the Gold Coast, with the hosts naming David Fifita after he missed last week’s ugly defeat to the Wests Tigers, while Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns at center for the Warriors after recovering from a hamstring injury.