Young talent right at home
A trademark of Storm’s exciting style of play this season has been their speed on the outside.
Josh Addo-Carr and Suliasi Vunivalu have led the way on the wing to score 33 tries between them this season to be ranked first and second in the NRL.
Curtis Scott has slotted into the side seamlessly in place of the injured Cheyse Blair while Joe Stimson, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Felise Kaufusi and Slade Griffin have all benefitted from greater opportunity in 2017.
Will Chambers has 165 games under his belt, making him one of the Club’s most experienced campaigners in what is a relatively young Storm side this season.
His message to his inexperienced teammates? Enjoy the moment.
“Just enjoy playing first grade footy,” Chambers said.
“It is an honour and privilege thing to be playing. I know that is why they are doing it and they are playing pretty good footy.
“Last year Suli got his opportunity and he took it with both hands. We’ve seen that this year with Joshy (Addo-Carr) and Curtis and Joe Stimson, so it is going really well."
The second-placed Rooster pose a difficult test this Saturday with five Origin players in their line up.
Melbourne are confident they have the talent to match, particularly in the younger brigade, but are well aware that nothing short of their best is required to get the job done.
“We’ve got some fair footy players in our side too with Curtis Scott, Suli and Billy out the back,” Will Chambers said.
“We know that we can match them and we’ve got to match them come Saturday night. If we don’t they’ll score points and make it a tough, old night.”
Storm and the Roosters will go head-to-head in a top of the table clash at AAMI Park. Kick-off this Saturday at 5.30pm.