Throughout the course of an NRL season opportunities can arise from unfortunate circumstances.
That is the situation Kenny Bromwich currently finds himself in.
Storm’s forward pack has endured several injuries in recent weeks with Nelson Asofa-Solomona (knee), Jordan McLean (ankle) and Tim Glasby (shoulder) all currently sidelined.
While their absence is a blow, it has also paved the way for teammates to step up and assume responsibility.
Bromwich is leading that charge.
With McLean leaving the field just 13 minutes into Storm’s win over the Broncos, Bromwich stepped in to finish with 152 metres and three tackle busts from 49 minutes.
“We have coped a few injuries in the forwards there but it gives guys like myself time to play more minutes,” Bromwich said.
“The guys who are coming in are doing a good job and the guys who are out are recovering well so I’m happy to play more minutes.
“I don’t think we have ever been hit with as much injuries as we have had… but they are in a good space at the moment”
Rather than throw their hands in the air and think ‘why us?’ the injury toll has seemed to galvanise the playing group.
“I don’t think you can use it is an excuse really… that’s just me and that’s just my opinion,” Bromwich said.
“I think we have just been more consistent this year with our defence, the boys are really defending well for each other and it’s good to be apart of.
“I think the mentality is locked in, we have to be good in defence, everyone that has come in has done a good job in the defence… I think everyone is in the right head space.”
Storm will travel to Newcastle to take on the Knights this Sunday at Hunter Stadium.