Grand Final no longer an unknown
Grand Final experience can be a valuable thing.
Last year Melbourne had six players with previous experience on rugby league’s biggest day.
However this time around there will be 11 who have played in a Grand Final before.
Most of the squad now know what to expect, which makes a significant difference in terms of their preparation.
“I am feeling more calm than I was last year,” Kenny
“I guess it hasn’t really sunk in yet. We are really grateful to have this opportunity in front of us.
“We’ve been quite consistent this whole year so we need to prepare well and just need to take that into the Grand Final.”
This is a team built on consistency and Bromwich is a player who perfectly personifies that.
The 26-year-old had a break out season last year, playing all 27 games and backed up that effort in 2017 with another 25 appearances.
He started the first eight games of this season in the second row before shifting to the bench where his impact has been just as important.
The one stat that sums up his influence is the fact the tireless Kiwi averages a tackle every two minutes he is on the field.
This tackle rate is comparable with fellow workhorses Felise Kaufusi and Cameron Smith who rank first and second respectively at the Club for this category.
It has been an enjoyable season for Bromwich and one he hopes to cap off with yet another consistent performance on Sunday night.
“It has been a pretty good year for myself, it is awesome to get this opportunity again,” Bromwich said.
“I can’t really describe what it means right now but I am over the moon to be here.”