Kenny Bromwich is looking to reach a landmark 200 NRL and Storm games this weekend when Melbourne face St George-Illawarra on Sunday.
He will become only the eighth Storm player to achieve the milestone.
The younger brother of current co-captain Jesse Bromwich, Kenny begun playing junior football for the Manurewa Marlins before joining the Melbourne Storm U18 SG ball team. A part of the Storm eco-system from a young age, Bromwich graduated to the Club’s U20s team, playing with the Thunderbolts from 2009-2011. There he scored 15 tries from 50 games, captained and was chosen in the 2011 Toyota Cup Team of the Year. The forward was then given a taste of reserve-grade football, playing for both the Easts Tigers and Sunshine Coast Falcons in the HostPlus Cup.
With a wealth of experience under his belt, serving a strong apprenticeship in reserve grade, Bromwich went on to make his NRL debut in 2013 during Storm’s Round 5 clash with the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park in front of a crowd of 18,000.
A purple jersey native, the second-rower is a two-time Premiership player after coming off the bench in Storm’s 2017 victory over the Cowboys and pulling on his now usual No.12 jersey in Melbourne’s hard-fought win over Penrith in 2020. Bromwich also featured in Storm’s 2018 World Club Challenge success played against Leeds Rhinos in Melbourne.
With an endurable strength on field, the forward boasts an impressive 74% win rate with 148 wins during his time at Storm. A further 26 tries, 5,118 tackles and 14,941 total running metres has solidified him as a reliable force amongst the squad.
Deeply proud of his heritage and culture, the New Zealand born forward has made 10 appearances on the international stage for the Kiwis and has joined the Maori side in the annual NRL All-Stars match in 2019, 2020 and 2022.
Bromwich becomes only the eighth Melbourne Storm player to reach 200 NRL games behind Cameron Smith (430), Cooper Cronk (323), Billy Slater (319), Jesse Bromwich (276), Ryan Hoffman (265), Matt Geyer (262) and Will Chambers (215).
199 NRL Games
2018 World Club Challenge
2019 All Stars Maori team
2020 All Stars Maori team
2022 All Stars Maori team