Green no stranger to big stage
Blake Green will be taking part in his first NRL Grand Final but he is no stranger to rugby league’s biggest stage.
Green has a Harry Sunderland Trophy in his cabinet, awarded to him for his best afield performance for Wigan in the 2013 Super League Grand Final.
There were 66,281 fans at Old Trafford that day and he will again be out in front of a packed house at ANZ Stadium this Sunday.
The occasion will also coincide with his 50th game for Storm.
“It is really good timing to play my 50th game for the Club in the Grand Final,” Green said.
“I’m very proud to play 50 games in my two seasons here and hopefully it is a good day for us.
“I’m fairly calm at the best of times so that is going to be important for us this week. Just to make sure we are calm and we are not erratic, just enjoy the week and take it in for what it is.”
Green has been a picture of consistency during his two seasons in Melbourne, forming a rock-solid halves pairing alongside Cooper Cronk.
The duo have one last game together before Green will depart the Club in the summer.
He knows it will be a testing final outing against a tough Sharks outfit.
“They’ve been outstanding, they’ve been very good,” Green said.
“The last time we played them I don’t think the score line reflected how difficult the game was. They’re a very fast, physical team and created a lot of chances a few weeks ago that could have gone their way.
“They were outstanding on Friday night against the Cowboys and we are going to have to play really well if we want to beat them.”