It was a moment these 17 premiership players will never forget.
The day before they ran out for their date with destiny the playing group sat together in a circle.
There was no famous past player or motivational speaker to rev them up, only them.
It was then that Craig Bellamy stood up and revealed that each player would be receiving their Grand Final jersey from one of their teammates.
One by one every Storm player stood up to say a few heartfelt words about what their respective teammate means to them.
It was an unforgettable moment where emotions overflowed.
‘‘It was something I’ve never experienced before in my life and it brought us all really close,’’ Curtis Scott told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“It put our minds in a good spot. I had a tear in my eye and I got a bit emotional.
“Watching Coops get his last Melbourne Storm jersey sparked a flame in my belly.”
Scott received his jersey from left side partner and long-time mate Josh Addo-Carr.
The presentation was extra special for the Bromwich brothers who got the opportunity to speak about each other.
‘‘I was pretty lost for words,’’ Kenny Bromwich said.
‘I got up there and sort of froze for a little bit. I didn’t know what to say – in fact I did know what to say but it just wouldn’t come out – and I took a few deep breaths and said a few words about him, about the year he’s had and the opportunity we have in front of us.
“There were a couple of tears – it’s very hard to get tears from some of us – but there were a couple there,” Jesse said.