:	NRL Rugby League, Round  20  Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters at Olympic Park, Sunday July 24th  2005. Digital image by Col Whelan © Action Photographics

Cooper Cronk: Through the Years

Cooper Cronk has become one of this city’s greatest sporting stars.

We take a look at his career in Melbourne. 14 years and counting…

2003
- Spent his first year dominating at Queensland Cup level playing for Feeder side Norths Devils while training with the Storm squad

2004
- Made his NRL debut in Round 9 against Cronulla
- Came off the bench for all but one of his 13 games, learning from Club legend Matt Orford

2005
- Played 20 games as he was named as a halves partner alongside Orford during the veteran’s final year, helping the Club reach the semi-finals for a third consecutive year

2006
- Played every game of the season at halfback, guiding Storm to their first Grand Final appearance since 1999
- Named Dally M Halfback of the Year - becoming the second Storm player to win the award after Brett Kimmorley in 2000.

2007
- 25 dominant games and 24 try assists helped guide Storm to a Grand Final victory over Manly as well as a second successive minor premiership.
- Made his debut for Australia in the Kangaroos’ Centenary Test against New Zealand