The Chronicle

Combo is chalk and Cheese


BRANDON Smith admits Harry Grant and himself are “chalk and cheese” as players but as a combinatio­n they are the Melbourne Storm’s deadly one-two punch driving the club towards historic back-toback titles.

The dynamic duo was dynamite in the 28-16 win over the Sharks, which wrapped up the minor premiershi­p and set up a finals showdown with arch rival Manly on the Sunshine Coast on Friday night.

Smith, known universall­y as “Cheese”, gets down and dirty early before shifting to lock, which is when Grant comes on and wreaks havoc.

It is a blueprint for success with a unique flavour.

“It is chalk and cheese. Harry is a lot different to me,” said Smith (pictured) as the Storm prepare to play.

“I think I am a little more grunty and wear the hits a little bit more. He is an energetic, fit hooker who can go all day.

“It is always good for me to go on and wear them down a little bit and then he opens them up.

“He is a pleasure to watch.”

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