Left side connection years in making
It was a split-second passage of play that was years in the making.
In the shadows of half time last Friday night Curtis Scott provided an offload to send Josh Addo-Carr 50 metres down field and leave Storm with one foot in the Grand Final.
It may have seemed like instinct but delve a little deeper and you will understand why this pair was able to connect.
The friendship shared between Scott and Addo-Carr dates back to their days playing junior football with Cronulla.
Their connection began then and this Sunday night will put it on full display during the premiership decider.
Storm’s left side pairing has only played a combined 49 NRL games between them.
However you would not know it, given how rock solid they have been since Scott came into the side for the injured Cheyse Blair back in Round 15.
Their composure both with and without the footy has Storm fans excited for the future given Scott and Addo-Carr are just 19 and 22 respectively.
“Me and Josh have been good mates for a couple of years now, we played footy together back in Cronulla,” Scott said.
“It is really good playing outside him, I don’t really have to do that much, just give him the ball and let him do his thing, let him use his pace.
“It makes my job a lot easier having Joshy outside me and Munster inside me.”
Scott admits he is pinching himself given the 15th game of his career will be an NRL Grand Final.
It was a goal that certainly was not on the radar this early in his Storm career.
“I’m really excited, playing one NRL game has been a dream and playing in an NRL Grand Final is another dream I didn’t expect myself to get to at the age of 19,” Scott said.
“It was just happy to play a couple of games but I set pretty high goals. I did not set them as high enough to play in a Grand Final, it was just to play a couple of games but here I am.
“Mum and Dad are really proud, they will be down there cheering for me. Hopefully I will get a few mates watching the game as well so it is an exciting time for family and friends.”