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Seibold wary of Munster NRL magic

Brisbane must not fall for Cameron Munster's tricks when they play NRL leaders Melbourne on Friday night, but coach Anthony Seibold knows that's easier said than done.

The pair share a long history, with Seibold having signed a young Munster to Melbourne on a "low-key" deal in a Rockhampton shopping centre coffee shop while working under Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Seibold is also from Rockhampton, where his brother Damien has long coached and identified Munster's potential before most.

On Friday Munster will attempt to orchestrate the Storm's 17th victory from their last 19 meetings with Brisbane, at Suncorp Stadium, a venue they have lost at just four times in 20 visits.

"I didn't realise how good this kid was going to be, but my brother had a fair wrap on him," Seibold said of the Storm five-eighth.

"He's deceptively strong, breaks a lot of tackles, has a fantastic show and go.

"We've been working all week (to not fall for) ... Munster's show, but it's easier said than done in the heat of the battle.

"I love that he's from Rocky ... he's a likeable guy, a great footy player. I'm really proud of him."

Brisbane have climbed to eighth on the ladder after an unbeaten month following a shaky start to Seibold's reign but he says Friday's clash will reveal plenty as the battle for finals berths heats up.

"The challenge for us is to play our best football when it counts," he said.

The young Broncos face a tough task in the forwards where three 19-year-old's - Payne Haas, Patrick Carrigan and David Fifita - will start.

Seasoned Melbourne forwards Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Dale Finucane, Christian Welch, Jesse Bromwich and Felise Kaufusi will ensure they earn their metres on Friday.

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