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Favorite to switch Slater discovered

Scott Drinkwater at Melbourne Storm education at Geelong Grammar. Photograph: Alan BarberSupply:Information Corp Australia

Melbourne youngster Scott Drinkwater has his nose in entrance of teammate Jahrome Hughes as the race to declare the fullback location vacated by club legend Billy Slater heats up.

Storm skipper Cameron Smith has been amazed with Drinkwater due to the fact he joined his teammates for a two-7 days education camp in Geelong.

A demo match versus the New Zealand Warriors at Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium on Friday, February 22, will deliver much more clues about mentor Craig Bellamy’s imagining on the part.

“Drinkwater has been education fairly extremely to be straightforward,” Smith explained to reporters in Geelong on Friday.

“He is likely the person who has amazed me the most the very last pair of months but I dare say each all those men will be finding some match time in that 1st demo match.

“Craig likes to share that match time all around in that 1st match then you will have a honest sign in that next match who will get the jersey for spherical just one.”

The Storm will participate in a next demo match versus North Queensland in Mackay on Saturday, March two.

There experienced been some speculation star 5-eighth Cameron Munster could change to fullback, but Smith dominated that out.

“He has not qualified at all at fullback,” Smith reported.

“I consider that is a apparent sign of Craig Bellamy’s ideas there.”

Whoever wins the coveted part, Smith reported it will be critical for that participant to make it his personal immediately after Slater termed time on his embellished 319-match profession next very last year’s grand last defeat.

“They are substantial sneakers to fill… can you switch Billy Slater? You cannot,” he reported.

“There are specified issues we have to have that man or woman to do to participate in his part in the facet. But we never want whoever receives that place to check out to be Billy Slater. We have to have them to be by themselves.

“That will be fantastic more than enough.”

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