5 Rea­sons to love the Storm ....

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - 2018 GRAND FINAL -


1 They aren’t the Roost­ers

Hon­estly Syd­ney, could you re­ally cheer a side that isn’t sim­ply linked to the Salary Som­brero, but gave rugby league the ‘ Rooster Man’ song?


Craig Bel­lamy

OK, so you could fi­nance a Pa­cific na­tion with his swear jars. But still, has rugby league ever known a bet­ter win­ner? Gets the green vote too for the way he re­cy­cles so many un­wanted foot­ballers.

3 Favouritism

Every­body loves a win­ner and the Storm are cer­tainly that. Bet­ter, they’re look­ing to gift a fair ytale fin­ish to Billy Slater, that un­de­ni­able Mel­bourne great who also hap­pens to have the nicest teeth of any Queens­lan­der ever.


Cameron Mun­ster

Plays ex­actly like you’d ex­pect a fella who ar­rived at Wed­nes­day’s Dally Ms all red vel­vet blazer, black strides and white socks. Unique. Un­pre­dictable. Out­stand­ing. Oh, Mun­ster was also brushed by the Bris­bane Bron­cos a few years back ... which is sure to make him even more lik­able among Syd­neysiders.


The Bench

Mel­bourne boast a more feared bench than Judge Judy. Or Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger circa Pump­ing Iron. Truly, have a look at ‘em: Kenny Bromwich, Chris­tian Welch, Bran­don Smith, Nel­son Asofa-Solomona ... it doesn’t so much re­sem­ble an in­ter­change list as a pos­si­ble po­lice line- up.

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