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Melbourne Storm

Melbourne Storm Coach Craig Bellamy
Captain Cameron Smith
Year entered premiership 1998

Home ground: Olympic Park.

Premierships: 2 – 1999, 2007

Finishes over the past three years: 2007 – Premiers; 2006 – runner up; 2005 – semi-finals

Gains: Nil

Losses: Ben Cross (Knights), Matt King (Warrington), James Aubusson (Roosters), Clint Newton (Hull KR), Ryan Shortland (Warriors).

Money Man: Israel Folau. Best teenage talent in the game whose debut season was simply remarkable. Broke the club’s tryscoring record, claimed Rookie of the Year honours and won a Test jumper. Big, strong and impossible to stop close to the line.

One to watch: Will Chambers. Direct from the Greg Inglis, Israel Folau production line comes another highly touted young outside back in Chambers. Originally from the Northern Territory, Chambers is built like his predecessors (ie big/strong/fast) and tipped to be equally spectacular.

Best team: Billy Slater, Steve Turner, Will Chambers, Israel Folau, Anthony Quinn, Greg Inglis, Cooper Cronk, Brett White, Cameron Smith, Antonio Kaufusi, Michael Crocker, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Adam Blair, Jeremy Smith, Jeff Lima, Matt Geyer.


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