Tag: Billy Slater

2018 Storm Depth Chart

  FULLBACK BILLY SLATER 92 CAMERON MUNSTER 91 JAHROME HUGHES 86 WINGERS SULIVASI VUNIVALU 91 JOSH ADDO-CARR 90 CHEYSE BLAIR 87 YOUNG TONUMAIPEA 87 SANDOR EARL 86   🇫🇯 @tui_kamikamica & @SuliVunivalu focus during @storm training yesterday #NRL pic.twitter.com/9FLfkS01zj— FIJI NSWRL Team (@FijiNSWRLTeam) January 18, 2018   CENTRES WILL CHAMBERS 89 CURTIS SCOTT 89 CHEYSE […]

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Hodges certain Sunday will be Cronk’s last game, not sold on Slater

Former representative teammate Justin Hodges does not believe Melbourne  half Cooper Cronk will play on in 2018 with Sunday’s grand final to be his last. Writing for NRL.com, Hodges says win or loss – Sunday will be Cronk’s final match. “Sunday will be the last game for ‘Coops’ as a member of the Melbourne Storm […]

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Back to the future: Why ‘The Next Three’ will ensure Storm premierships for years to come

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The Melbourne Storm’s Big Three – Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk – are all once in a lifetime players. It just so happens they all play in the same era, for the same team. Individuals don’t always make the best team players but these men have proven that you […]

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Smith reveals Slater almost retired due to injuries

Queensland legend Cameron Smith has revealed just how close Melbourne Storm teammate Billy Slater came to retirement after shoulder injuries almost forced the legendary custodian to quit the game. Now Slater will return on Wednesday night to the Origin arena. “His shoulder was in a pretty ordinary shape,” Smith said. “I don’t know if he […]

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Blues legend says Maroons “big four” on their last legs and won’t be able to save QLD

New South Wales legend and former captain Ben Elias says Queensland’s “big four” won’t be able to resurrect the Maroons on Wednesday night. Speaking to ESPN, Elias said the ageing warriors were on their last legs and the old firm of Slater, Thurston, Cronk and Smith wouldn’t be able to match the slick Blues. “If […]

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Blues smell blood: ‘Scourges of God’s fury’ coming for the broken Maroons in Game II

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Bishop Isidore of Seville once called the Huns – the “scourges of God’s fury”. For centuries these nomadic warriors, made up of different tribes, became one of the most feared peoples in all of Europe. The Huns became out of necessity. As singular tribes they would be defeated. Together they became […]

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Walters hints that Slater will be Queensland fullback for Origin II

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has changed his tune regarding a return to State of Origin for Billy Slater after another big performance last weekend for the Melbourne Storm. Walters created controversy before Game I by leaving Slater out of his Maroons side. He’s going to be hard to leave out, definitely,” Walters said on NRL […]

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