The match will be played on 24 February at Churchill Park, Lautoka, and will be Melbourne’s second trial in preparation for the 2024 season.
Fiji captain and Storm star Tui Kamikamica flew to Fiji with Club CEO Justin Rodski to announce the historic match: “We are very excited about bringing the first ever NRL match to Fiji,” Rodski said.
“We already have a lot of Fijian talent within our game, and this serves as an incredible opportunity to not only grow the sport we love but help develop the next wave of talent and hopefully give more young men and women the chance to play NRL or NRLW.”
The Storm will spend the week leading into the match in Fiji to connect with the local Fijian community, engaging with schools and local rugby league clubs.
The Storm will also wear a specially designed training t-shirt during the week and the match ball will carry traditional Fiji artwork to recognise the significance of the match.