Big stage beckons for Storm
Melbourne Storm will play in front of their biggest ever crowd outside of a grand final when they take on the reigning premiers at Suncorp Stadium.
A sell-out crowd will pack out Suncorp Stadium on Saturday for the Brisbane Double Header. Storm will kick-off the showpiece event against the Cowboys before the Sea Eagles and Broncos lock horns.
The 52,000-plus fans will be the biggest crowd Storm have played in front of since the 2012 NRL decider against the Bulldogs.
Queensland born Cameron Munster expressed his excitement and being apart of the blockbuster night.
“It will be good for the boys to play in front of a packed house especially at Suncorp, one of the best stadiums in the world,” Munster said.
“It will be a tough game, especially against the Cowboys. They were the premiers last year… I am really looking forward to getting up there and seeing what we’ve got.”
Munster, who this week announced he had agreed to a contract extension with the Club, will face a tough test against opposing fullback Lachlan Coote.
The Cowboys No.1 also recently penned a new deal with the reigning premiers and has been in some stellar form of his own this season.
“He’s been playing really well, he’s one of the best, in-form fullbacks at the moment,” Munster said.
“Full credit to him, he has been playing really well and we’ve got to do a lot of things this weekend to win. Contain Thurston, contain Coote so we’ve got a big task.”
Storm will kick off the Brisbane Double Header against the Cowboys at 5.30pm.