What is the best way to adapt to a new position? Just don’t think about it too much.
That is the philosophy Cameron Munster is taking during the 2017 season.
Friday night’s clash with the Knights at AAMI Park will be Munster’s fifth in the No.6 jersey.
Since playing his fist game at five-eighth on ANZAC Day, the 22-year-old has continued to improve every week.
The decision to not over-complicating the positional switch has been key for the emerging playmaker.
“I am trying not to think about it too much and just trying to play like I do in the fullback position,” Munster said.
“It is a little bit different, I have to tackle a bit more in the front line but the ball playing is pretty much the same, instead of being out the back I’ve got my hands on the ball a bit more.
“I feel that my strengths are running the ball and when I’m running it things tend to happen easier for me. I am still trying to get my training wheels off and trying to help Coops as much as I can.
“I’ve got really good players around me which makes my job a lot easier.”
Storm will take on a Knights side that has given them plenty of trouble over the years.
Newcastle have won two of their last four games in Melbourne and Friday night’s match-up is set to be no acception
“I have only played them a couple of times but they’ve always been strong against us. We haven’t got a good record against them for some reason,” Munster said.
“I think they are going to come out hard on Friday night, we know that so we’ve got defend well.”