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Nick Meaney is feeling confident after his impressive start to the 2022 season and is embracing his utility role in purple.

Speaking on Wednesday, Meaney discussed having played three different positions within five games across the pre-season trials and opening rounds of the NRL Premiership. 

“I knew coming into the Storm, that it was kind of going to be the role Nicho Hynes was doing last year; filling in where the team needs me and when the team needs me,” Meaney said. 

I love to learn new positions and new information about the game and stuff like that and I’ve just got to take the opportunities as it comes

Nick Meaney

Round 3 saw the new recruit called in last minute to fill Xavier Coates’ positions on the wing. The news came as a surprise to Meaney after training in the hooker position left by Harry Grant after he tested positive for COVID-19.

“It was a bit of a weird week, training at hooker during the week and then playing the game out at left wing because Xav pulled out, but good for my confidence, being in the team and around the guys on that left edge. It was really good.” 

“At times it’s a bit hard when you don’t train there during the week with the combinations.

“I’ve been fortunate in that, in my career, I’ve played wing, centre – I've played half now as well and fullback so definitely building confidence in all areas of the game and my job is a lot easier when I’ve got guys around me who are so good at their job.” 

Heading in to Round 4, Meaney is in Storm's squad to face his former teammates at the Canterbury Bulldogs. Named in the No.19 jersey Meaney looks in good form to start a new chapter and move forward with Storm. 

“It’ll be good. Similar to when I was at the Dogs and versing the Knights there’s always a bit more feeling there. Just looking forward to getting out onto the field and doing my job well and get a win.” 

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