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We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby estormboy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:44 pm

:twisted: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/t ... f5be320a86

Billy Slater to sign new one-year deal with Melbourne Storm and play on through 2018

Melbourne Storm champion Billy Slater will play on in 2018.

The Clive Churchill Medallist dropped the bombshell at the Storm’s Player of the Year gala at Crown in Melbourne.

The 299-game veteran fully committed to Storm for another season following Sunday’s night’s grand final demolition.

“I’ve worked out what I want to do next year and that is to play on,” Slater said.

“Obviously the grand final was my priority through the finals series I hadn’t given it too much thought it’s always been physical decision for me and my body is feeling quite good and I’m ready to go around another year so I’m looking forward to it.”

The new deal puts Slater in a position to reach major milestones next season, including his 300th game in Round 1 and 30th Origin appearance for Queensland in July.

It’s a major boost for the premiers after Cooper Cronk’s well documented move to Sydney.
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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby Ice » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:52 pm

Was never in doubt

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Postby TC » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:37 pm

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby LESStar58 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:42 am

First game of the year better be at home for Billy can play his 300th in Melbourne.

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby Mattpoet » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:12 pm

I reckon that will be arranged

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby yourhero » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:19 pm

Yep, the NRL control the draw from 2018. That gives them the ability to make a decision like this.

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby Bullucked » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:55 pm

yourhero wrote:Yep, the NRL control the draw from 2018. That gives them the ability to make a decision like this.



So it'll be against the Rabbits in Perth?

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby yourhero » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:49 am

Bullucked wrote:
yourhero wrote:Yep, the NRL control the draw from 2018. That gives them the ability to make a decision like this.


So it'll be against the Rabbits in Perth?


:lol: Exactly.

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby tugga » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:33 pm

NRL don't give us round 1 home games. When was the last time we played the season opener at home?

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby Scooter » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:56 pm

tugga wrote:NRL don't give us round 1 home games. When was the last time we played the season opener at home?


2016 but it was a Monday night game.

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby NevilleB » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:40 pm

Should do gf rematch against cows with both Slater and Thurston playing their 300th

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby yourhero » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:41 pm

NevilleB wrote:Should do gf rematch against cows with both Slater and Thurston playing their 300th


Whoever doesn't get the home game won't be too happy.

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby TC » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:14 pm

NevilleB wrote:Should do gf rematch against cows with both Slater and Thurston playing their 300th


I don't know, since it is something that can be planned for now, I think the fans of both teams deserve to have those matches as home games.
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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby Mattpoet » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:12 pm

Me too.

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Re: We knew it was only a matter of time!

Postby brisbanestorm » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:57 pm

Maybe they should play it at Suncorp? ;)


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