Storm assistant coach confirms Slater return in Melbourne trial matches

Melbourne Storm assistant coach Jason Ryles has confirmed legendary fullback Billy Slater will return from injury in Melbourne’s trial matches and ruled the custodian out of Auckland Nines action. Slater is on the comeback trail again after only playing a handful of games in the last two seasons. “(He’ll) definitely be playing in our 13 […]

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Young forwards have made a big difference: Ryles

Melbourne Storm’s forwards coach Jason Ryles says the difference in 2016 has been the rise of Melbourne’s younger brigade. “A lot of the guys collectively have been very consistent together,” Ryles said. “The younger guys in the team, the guys that have come in, Jordan McLean has come in with a big pre-season under his […]

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Bellamy credits Jason Ryles for Storm pack revolution in 2016

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has credited assistant coach Jason Ryles for turning the Storm forward pack into one of the most damaging in the game. While the Storm always had a solid engine room, their bookends have gone to another level in 2016. “He’s been tremendous,” Bellamy said. “When we brought him here we knew […]

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