Hughes could face old mates

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - TRENT SLATTER

JAHROME Hughes re­mains a chance to face his for­mer club in Townsville to­mor­row night with Storm coach Craig Bel­lamy ad­mit­ting he’s still un­de­cided as to who will re­place Cameron Mun­ster at fiveeighth against the Cowboys.

H u g h e s ( right) was named in the halves against Manly last week­end, but he lined up full­back in place of the in­jured Billy Slater ( co n c u s s i o n ) , with Mun­ster re­vert­ing to his fa­mil­iar five- eighth role.

Slater is back this week­end which was ex­pected to push Hughes out of the squad, but Mun­ster has since been ruled out with an an­kle in­jury which has opened the door for the one- time Cow­boy.

Ex­cit­ing young­ster Ry­ley Jacks was named at five- eighth, but Hughes has been in un­de­ni­able form this sea­son with three tries and seven line­breaks in just three matches for the Storm.

Bel­lamy said he was lean­ing to­wards play­ing Jacks in the halves, but he would wait un­til af­ter to­day’s cap­tain’s run in Townsville be­fore mak­ing his fi­nal de­ci­sion.

“We haven’t ac­tu­ally de­cided on it yet. We’ve only had the one quick train­ing ses­sion so we’ll try both of them there,” Bel­lamy said.

“Jahrome hasn’t played much there to be quite hon­est whereas Ri­ley has. We’ll have a look at it ( to­day) at train­ing and de­cide from there.”

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