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Munster: 'We are closer than ever as a group this year'

Cameron Munster believes life inside the Storm hub has brought the playing group closer than ever in season 2020.

"It's not ideal being away from family and friends in Melbourne, but I'm hanging out with players I don't usually spend as much time with," he told media on Wednesday.

Everyone is around each other all the time and the morale is really good. Now we all know our teammates partners and kids, we're all in the bubble together.

Cam Munster On life in the hub

"Being together in the hub has made us a closer playing group. I think that’s why our team morale is so good and why we’ve had so much success this year.

"We're lucky to have our entire team in the bubble - we are all holding each other accountable at training and at meals time which is a positive.

"When someone is down, someone else is up. As much as everyone is serious about footy we try to keep each other happy and keep it light too. We are enjoying our time together."

Munster: 'The morale is good - the hub has made us closer'

Munny said he was humbled and even a little emotional when he was elevated to the leadership group a few weeks ago.

"I'm very grateful and thankful," he said.

"It hit me in the chest when Bellyache told me the leadership group wanted me in.

To be able to lead alongside the likes of Cameron Smith and Jesse Bromwich is a real privilege and I'm very grateful to help them show the way.

Cameron Munster On being elevated to the leadership group

"I've had more balance off the field lately and I feel like I've become a better person away from footy so that might have been a factor.

"Usually when Craig pulls me aside he's about to rip into me, it's not often something positive," he added with a laugh.

Munny praised the club's 25,000 members for their unwavering loyalty in 2020, especially given thousands of Melburnian members will be unable to watch a game live this year.

"It's a massive achievement for our membership department and speaks volumes about our fanbase in Melbourne," he said.

Thousands of fans in Melbourne pledged their memberships. They can't get to a single game this year - that loyalty is incredible.

Cameron Munster On our 25,000 members

"We are wearing the Big V on our chest this season and every win is for our supporters back in Melbourne."

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