Chambers fresh and ready ahead of 150th
A lot happens in 10 years, especially for Will Chambers.
The Storm centre will play his 150th NRL game when he runs onto Belmore Sports Ground this Friday night for the season opener against the Bulldogs.
It is a milestone that will also see Chambers move to 12th on Storm’s all-time list of most games played.
The 28-year-old made his NRL debut in the purple jersey back in 2007.
Ten years on with a stint in rugby union in between, he admits 150 games was not something he thought was within reach when he came down to Melbourne all those years ago.
“I was happy to play one (game),” said Chambers.
“I came down here a long time ago in 2007 and to be here now about to reach 150 is special and something I’ll treasure for a long time.
“I was just happy to be here early stages on a trial from Brissy Norths and ended up staying here longer than I thought.”
Chambers will enter his ninth NRL season as one of the Club’s most experienced stalwarts.
With up to four players in line to make their Storm debut this Friday night, the team has undergone significant change over summer.
For a seasoned player that challenge can be a truly refreshing one.
“We’ve put in the hard work and we are going to have a few kids that are really jumping out of their skin to play,” Chambers said.
“For some of the older heads it has been a long pre-season. You talk about last year obviously, the way we finished, you want to start well this year.
“We have to start well and it is important we start well on Friday night.”
Storm kick off their 2017 season this Friday night at 6pm against the Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground.