Halves earn skipper's praise

Halves earn skipper's praise

It was another flexing of the Melbourne attacking muscle on Friday night.

The driver's seat was shared by Ryley Jacks and Cameron Munster as their halves pairing grew in confidence after the 14-point win.

Match: Storm v Warriors

Full Time
Storm

Home Team

Storm

Scored 50 points
Warriors

Away Team

Warriors

Scored 10 points

Venue: AAMI Park

Match broadcasters:

  • Fox League
  • LIVE PASS

The pair looked comfortable organising the attack as the men in purple surpassed the 30-point mark for the second consecutive week.

Much was made of the inclusion of Jacks in the No.6 last week but the 25-year-old has taken the pressure in his stride.

"We said this last week after the game that Ryley is quite a mature player, he has been around the game for a long time and was in our team for pretty much half the season last year," Cameron Smith said.

"He knows our system, he knows our game plans and he has been involved in some big matches for us.

The well-measured Jacks is proving to be a great compliment to the instinctive style of Munster.

"The inclusion of Ryley Jacks has helped Cameron a little bit. I think it has made him settle in that position a little bit better," Smith said.

"Ryley plays with a pretty level head, not too many things fluster him and I think that sort of fed into Cameron as well - Cameron is allowed to go out and play his natural game."

The coach agreed.

"Munster has really grown into that role really well. Last year he probably didn't do a whole heap of organising but he has taken a fair bit of that on board this year," Craig Bellamy said.

"Jacksy has come in and played a really solid role for us."