Cameron Smith again the circuit-breaker for brutal, beautiful Storm | Matt Cleary

09 September 2018 06:00
Cameron Munster grabbed the headlines against the Rabbitohs but Smith’s simple execution from dummy half was the keyIt was a simple play, something Cameron Smith has ripped off tens of thousands of times. Yet in execution, aesthetic and, crucially, context, it was a beautiful thing. It was a pass out of dummy-half. And it won Melbourne Storm the first final on Friday night.It was the 77th minute of a pulsating, all-action fixture at AAMI Park and the scores were level, 28-all. All you could think was: what a game. There had been intensity, passion and the odd little stink. It was two big dogs butting heads. Thundering runs were met with brutal rebuttals. There was high skill at high speed. Cheyse Blair’s second try was a work of art. What a game, the best of the year. Related: Blistering first-half Dragons performance puts Broncos out of NRL finals running Related: Souths battered but unbowed as NRL finals start with bang Related: Roosters condemn luckless Sharks to NRL semi with Panthers Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian