Olam opens up on Storm debut

It's been a long wait, but finally last weekend, I made my NRL debut against the Dragons in Sydney when Young Tonumaipea was unfortunately injured during training.

I've been playing for Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Intrust Super Cup (also known as the Queensland Cup) in Queensland. I started playing for the PNG Hunters in the Q Cup and then the Storm signed me at the end of 2016.

I have always placed high expectations on myself and it's one of the reasons I think I thrive at the Storm, as they have the highest expectations of their players. Some of the greatest players to ever put on a pair of boots are here, training and playing for this club. Now this was my turn to play alongside them and, if all goes well, to make a positive contribution.

It was amazing playing alongside Billy Slater. He was definitely one of my heroes growing up. I like him as a bloke both on and off the field. When I first came to the Storm, I was a bit nervous. But from the moment I arrived, he talked to me and made me feel welcome.

Billy is always the hardest trainer on the field and, when we train, he might tell me what to do. But he doesn't correct you in public, he just makes sure you understand.

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Match: Storm v Titans

Round 10 -

Full Time

Home Team


Scored 28 points

Away Team


Scored 14 points

Venue: Suncorp Stadium

Match broadcasters:

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