‘Embrace the big stage’: Smith
Storm will look to embrace the big stage when they take to Suncorp Stadium in front of a sold out crowd to play the Cowboys.
Tomorrow’s NRL Double Header will kick-off when Melbourne tackle the reigning premiers.
It will be the biggest home and away crowd the Club will play in front of outside of a grand final and skipper Cameron Smith has urged his side’s younger players to embrace the occasion.
“As a sportsman, these are the games you look forward to. Playing in big venues, in front of big crowds,” Smith said.
“The young guys are quite excited to be honest about the opportunity to play in such a place.
“There are a few guys who play in origin or for their country and play on the big stage but there are a whole heap of guys there that don’t get to do that.
“They’ve never experienced a stadium full like Suncorp and the atmosphere that it does provide. Craig has spoken about it a little bit, what to expect. Playing against the premiers first and foremost and such a big crowd.”
While AAMI Park will always be home for Storm, coach Craig Bellamy also spoke about the positives that tomorrow night’s Double Header will bring.
“There are a lot of positives for us, a lot of our players are going to be playing in front of a big crowd. We’ve got a fair, few young blokes in our side, it will be an exciting experience for them,” Bellamy said.
“Obviously it is one of the real best rugby league stadiums in the world and we are playing the premiers so there are plenty of reasons to get excited.”
Storm take on the Cowboys on Saturday at Suncorp Stadium. Kick-off 5.30pm.