Broncos centre James Roberts should be fit to face Melbourne.
Broncos centre James Roberts should be fit to face Melbourne. DAVE HUNT

Bennett expects "the Jet” to fly for Broncos against Storm

STRIKE centre James Roberts has hobbled through a Broncos training session with a heavily-strapped right knee but coach Wayne Bennett insists he will be fit for tonight's NRL blockbuster against the Storm.

Roberts looked uncomfortable at various times during Wednesday's captain's run at Red Hill but Bennett said the The Jet would be ready to fly against Melbourne.

"It was just a hyperextension of his knee but no one thinks it's a problem," Bennett said after the session.

"We have some tape on it just to stabilise it but everyone is confident he will be right to play."

Utility Alex Glenn was a no-show at the training due to the imminent birth of his child, but will travel to Melbourne to take his place against the Storm.

That keeps big-name recruit Benji Marshall, who ran with the squad on Wednesday, on the sidelines for another week.

Kiwi Test utility Jordan Kahu completed the captain's run on the right wing and looks certain to overcome a corked hip to take on the Storm at AAMI Park

Interchange young gun Tevita Pangai Jnr also moved well at training after injuring his ankle against the Cowboys.While several Broncos were racing the injury clock, there are no concerns over Storm rival Billy Slater (shoulder), who returns to the NRL after a year on the sidelines.

The Storm are also hopeful Kiwi Test prop Jesse Bromwich, who suffered a compound fracture of his hand in round one, will get through today's captain's run in Melbourne.

News Corp Australia


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