Melbourne on course to win back-to-back titles says premiership-winner

Premiership-winning five-eigth Ben Ikin believes the Melbourne Storm could be the first team since his former club – Brisbane – went back-to-back in 1997 and 1998.
Speaking to SEN 1116, Ikin said Storm’s consistency made them the team to beat.

“No-one is getting excited about them because when you beat the Gold Coast Titans 10-8 and you’re on top of the ladder you go: ‘wow, that’s probably not where they should be.’”

“Then they’ll turn around and play a top-four side next week and win by the same margin – they get it done.

“Billy Slater and Cameron Smith are both playing great footy and in amongst all the top-eight sides who seriously from one-week to the next, you don’t know what you’re going to get.

“The Sydney Roosters have lost the last two, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have lost their last three, it seems to me that the Storm just have this September know-how.

“They’re 34 points sitting on their own at the top-of-the-ladder and again well and truly in-the-mix to win another premiership.

“They’re just a staller organisation.”

Melbourne play the spluttering Panthers in the final round of the regular season at AAMI Park.

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