June 2021

Melbourne Storm: Rugby League Assembly Line

The Melbourne Storm have made a habit of winning. They seem to have a factory that only produces players that win.

“I’m a cybernetic organism. Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.” 

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 rolled off a Skynet production line in the future and was sent back in time. First to kill Sarah Connor, then protect John Connor.

It may not be past judgement day and there may not be a Sarah Connor to hunt down, or a John Connor to protect, but down in Melbourne, they have a continuous stream of rugby league machines that seem to roll off a production line.

Those Melbourne machines hunt down their opponents with a determination and ruthlessness akin to that of the T-800.

There isn’t just the one generation of T-800 either. Every year a new model is called upon whether due to retirement, injury or suspension, and almost every year that new model steps up to the plate.

The Melbourne Storm have made a habit of winning. They seem to have a factory that only produces players that win . . .

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3 comments

  1. Somehow they turn mediocre players from other clubs into valuable parts of the machine. This year its the turn of Remis Smith and George Jennings, how much they improve will be interesting to see. Even Dale Finucane came from a solid first grader from Canterbury and is now co-captain at Storm succeeding Smith as captain.

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