Munster set for Suncorp stage

Munster set for Suncorp stage

Some players are just born to play in big games.

Ten months ago Cameron Munster proved he was one of them when he ran onto Suncorp Stadium in front of more than 52,000 fans and put on a clinic in his Origin debut for Queensland.

It was a game that saw a star born and ever since Melbourne Storm have reaped the rewards.

Munster has been in red hot form over the first nine rounds - that No.6 jersey now fits comfortably.

"You see how he is playing this year and he has probably been our best player," Storm teammate Christian Welch said.

"I live with Cameron and know how much he has focused on his training.

"We've seen that over the opening nine rounds, he's been among the competition's best."

The stage will be big once again for Munster and Melbourne when they take on the Gold Coast on Saturday night as part of the Brisbane Double Header.

Luckily, it is a venue many of the men in purple feel right at home in.

"There are a fair few of us who hail from Queensland, in particular the south east corner," Welch said.

"We've always had a lot of Queensland players, obviously Cameron, Billy and Cooper when he was here.

"We have a really strong following and they always turn out at Suncorp so we always look forward to coming up here."