Will Chambers has had several partners on Storm’s right edge over the years and his partnership with Young Tonumaipea looks to be another that is reaping rewards.
The pair combined for three of Storm’s six tries in Sunday’s runaway 34-16 win over the Titans at AAMI Park.
The highlight was Chambers’s second try of the afternoon that came courtesy of a scintillating one-two with Tonumaipea down the right touchline.
The performance was something the Origin centre is hoping to build on alongside the young Victorian.
“It is always good to have young kids come through and it helps make me feel younger as well,” Chambers said.
“We’ve got Coops (Cooper Cronk) the little leader, and Kevin Proctor with us as well so it is all going well.
“It was good to finally get over, you always get nervous at the start of the year if you don’t get across but second game in to get a couple of tries was really good.”
Another youngster that caught the eye of Chambers on Sunday was debutant Curtis Scott. Despite being a late call-up before kick-off, the 18-year-old held his own and did enough to impress the man standing on the opposite side of the field.
“He is a talented young kid and like I said to him after the game, that was his childhood dream and to achieve it and get a win was pretty special to him and his family,” Chambers said.
“There are not many kids you see that come down and play first grade so early. In the pre-season I thought that he could play at some stage this year but in Round 2 to be ready to rock and roll at the weekend was good.”
As resounding as Sunday’s win was, Chambers admitted there was plenty of room for improvement left in the side.
Storm found themselves trailing 10-6 before two tries in four minutes turned the momentum in Melbourne’s favour.
Melbourne Storm will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they travel to New Zealand to take on the Warrior this Sunday.