NRL 2016 Melbourne Storm footy stamps
The Melbourne Storm 2016 NRL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Melbourne Storm squad.Read more
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The Melbourne Storm 2016 NRL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Melbourne Storm squad.
Featured on the back of the pack is the full 2016 squad.
As player development and the encouragement of new talent takes on increasing importance for the Melbourne Storm, there is little question that the club’s Big Three – Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith – continue to be the finest players in the team. The good news for Storm supporters is that the trio is showing few signs of slowing down. Slater is fit again after shoulder surgery curtailed his 2015 campaign, while Cronk and Smith are in top shape after their first off-season in years unencumbered by a representative workload. The Storm’s quality of talent emerging at the club should ensure Melbourne’s competitiveness well into the future. Last year Cameron Munster developed as an outstanding deputy for Slater, growing in composure with every game, to the extent that he is likely to force a place in the top grade even with Slater back in position at fullback in 2016. Likewise, halfback Ben Hampton displayed outstanding potential in his top-grade opportunities, while young forwards such as Jordan McLean and Nelson Asofa-Solomona continued their development as top-grade regulars.
Recruitment for the 2016 season has been limited to a handful of players who will add depth to Craig Bellamy’s first-grade squad, including Cheyse Blair (Manly Warringah), Jeremy Hawkins (Canberra) and forwards Mark Nicholls (Canberra) and Matt White (Gold Coast). The Storm kick off the new season with successive home games against St George Illawarra and the Gold Coast. They will be aiming to continue their imposing record of never losing an opening round game on Bellamy’s watch.