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Storm bracing for brutal Sea Eagles

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Mar 3, 2014.

By Jethro on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM
  1. Jethro

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    CENTRE Will Chambers says Melbourne Storm is bracing itself for a brutal opening round encounter with long-time rivals Manly on Saturday night.

    There is no tougher assignment in Round 1 than a trip[​IMG] to Brookvale Oval and Chambers said Melbourne was under no illusions what laid in store for them.

    “It’s going to be tough – they’re a great side and battle hardened,” Chambers said.

    “You know what you’re going to get from Manly.

    “They’ll turn up and be physical and the crowd will get behind them.”

    The two clubs have had some epic battles over the years and Chambers said he expected no different on Saturday.

    “It’s like a mutual respect more than anything (between the two clubs),” he said.

    “It’s always physical when you go to Brookvale.”

    Chambers is jumping out of his skin after a faultless pre-season campaign that has included joining AFL club St Kilda on a high altitude camp in the US.

    Coach Craig Bellamy has challenged Chambers to go to another level this season and the NT product said he felt perfectly placed to answer the call.

    “I feel fresh and fit,” he said.

    “It’s probably the first full pre-season I’ve had since I came back from rugby.

    “Last year I had a shoulder reconstruction, but this year I’ve been out on the track the whole time.”

    There is expected to be a vacancy in the Queensland centres this season with veteran Justin Hodges at long odds to be available for Origin I.

    But Chambers – who is seen by many as first in line for a Maroons centre spot – said it was not occupying his thoughts.

    “If I play good at the Storm all those sort of things will take care of themselves,” he said.

    “Obviously it’s a dream, but I just have to worry about the Storm in Round 1 and go from there because we have a tough start to the season.”

    Nick Smart

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/melbourne-storm-bracing-for-brutal-first-round-clash-with-rivals-manly-sea-eagles/story-fni3gpfg-1226843956404
     

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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Mar 3, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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      CENTRE Will Chambers says Melbourne Storm is bracing itself for a brutal opening round encounter with long-time rivals Manly on Saturday night.

      There is no tougher assignment in Round 1 than a trip to Brookvale Oval and Chambers said Melbourne was under no illusions what laid in store for them.

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      Melbourne Storm eyes Manly as NRL benchmark

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      March 3, 2014 - 4:50PM

      Melbourne sees a first round battle with NRL arch-rivals Manly at Brookvale as the ideal way to gauge the benefits of their brutal pre-season when the teams meet on Friday night.

      Storm centre Will Chambers insists bad blood seen between the teams in the past - famously illustrated in the 2011 Battle of Brookvale - is no longer.

      "It's like mutual respect more than any rivalry," says Chambers.

      Click here to read the full article.
       
    2. globaleagle

      globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      The nrl world all wait with baited breath to see what potentially damaging and ultimately illegal new tackle the storm have developed in the off season.

      Their chicken wing, grapple, crusher, and now cannonball have been struck off...what will this year bring?

      Will they also throw in another illegal play ala props holding opposition props in a scrum to give the backline an unimpeded run? Who knows? But the scum nickname is well deserved!
       
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    3. HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/nrl-makes-sweeping-rule-changes-designed-by-some-of-rugby-leagues-best-thinkers/story-e6frf3ou-1226810364539

      Its going to be a fast game anyway, but the new Quick taps Rule :) A quick penalty restart will be permitted on any infringement except 10m penalties, where the referee issues a caution or within 10m of the opposition goal line.) will take Manly some games to adjust to. :s

      Hopefully, our penalty rate goes down this year :angel:

      The 40/20 on Saturday night should also be on show, with both Cronk and DCE specialists at this.
       
    4. Ralphie

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      You forgot the rolling pin.
       
    5. Killer03

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      What a way to start the season!! There is no better rivalry in the modern game that Manly v Storm, whilst Rabbits Roosters goes back a long way the hatred seems a little manufactured, not Manly v Storm. These teams and players just genuinely hate each other.....YES!!!
       
    6. Hamster Huey

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      And the kitchen sink.
       
    7. Red Pill

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      Oh no! What could it be? Maybe Georgie will be told not to wear under wear anymore. Now that's dirty tactics! We can call it the Georgie eyesore.
       

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