Clos­est fan hop­ing to repli­cate 2015 fi­nal

The Courier-Mail - - STORM V COWBOYS - JANESSA EKERT

MICHELLE Bolton will never get used to the ex­cite­ment sur­round­ing the NRL grand fi­nal — es­pe­cially when her hus­band is one of the Cow­boys step­ping up for the pre­mier­ship bat­tle.

“Ev­ery year it’s un­ex­pected and ev­ery year it’s over­whelm­ing,” she said.

“They work hard all year for that mo­ment.

“And when it ac­tu­ally hap­pens it’s a feel­ing you can’t even de­scribe.”

Michelle will be cheer­ing hubby and In­n­is­fail-born prop Scott Bolton (both pic­tured), and the rest of the Cow­boys squad, to­mor­row night at ANZ Sta­dium in Syd­ney.

And she won’t be the only FNQ WAG on the side­lines. Billy Slater’s wife Ni­cole will be cheer­ing him on as he plays his sixth pre­mier­ship.

This is the sec­ond time Michelle has watched Scott play in a grand fi­nal. He was part of the 2015 win­ning Cow­boys team.

“I still re­mem­ber Scott com­ing over to the fence when the fi­nal buzzer went off, after he’d been given his ring,” Michelle said.

“The at­mos­phere is some­thing I’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced be­fore. You re­mem­ber it for the rest of your life. I can’t wait to re­live it.”

And with the pair get­ting mar­ried last Oc­to­ber, this might be Scott’s third con­sec­u­tive year end­ing with a prized ring.

Michelle will fly out to­day with Scott’s par­ents and sis­ter.

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