Slater excited for generation next

Storm fans will get a glimpse of the future on Saturday night when a new Smith runs around AAMI Park in the No.9 jersey.

Brandon Smith will replace his namesake and captain at hooker when Melbourne take on Manly/

Cameron Smith is serving a one game suspension and while it is impossible to fully cover the loss of arguably the greatest player to ever lace up a pair of boots, it presents an exciting opportunity for the 21-year-old.

Brandon has played seven games so far this season coming off the bench as an impact player.

This weekend though he has a chance at dummy half and his teammates are confident he will be ready to take it with both hands.

"It is a challenge obviously without Cam and we lose Sam Kasiano for a week as well," Billy Slater said.

"But we are really excited about the opportunity for Brandon Smith to play more minutes at dummy half which his preferred position.

"He is a totally different number nine to Cam but we are looking forward to giving him more minutes around the ball."

Match: Storm v Sea Eagles

Full Time
Storm

Home Team

Storm

Scored 4 points
Sea Eagles

Away Team

Sea Eagles

Scored 24 points

Venue: AAMI Park

Match broadcasters:

  • Fox League
  • LIVE PASS