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Who Will Lead the Melbourne Storm in 2021?

With Cameron Smith unlikely to return to the Storm this season, they’ll need to pick their next captain: luckily, they have several quality options.

Replacing Smith as captain is no easy task for whoever is to be named next.

Arguably the greatest leader on and off the field, his influence through the middle of the ruck and general all-round presence will be greatly missed this year for the Storm.

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The most obvious choice to captain the Storm is Jesse Bromwich.

With over 248 NRL games and 29 Test appearances, he is the most experienced forward at the Storm and has an impressive 73% win record in the NRL.

Being captain is no strange task for Bromwich either, having captained the Storm several times in the past in the absence of Smith. Bromwich will be 32 this year and may be coming to the end of his career as well, which is something to consider.

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Dale Finucane is another great choice to lead the Storm: he’s a well-respected and hard-working lock forward.

With 201 NRL games under his belt and multiple grand final appearances, he remains another strong candidate for the captaincy this season.

There is no doubt that Bromwich and Finucane will finish their careers in purple and their experience will help guide the rest of the team going forward.

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Cameron Munster is an interesting choice for the captaincy, as he’s the main man now, but he is someone who leads by example on the field rather than by his words. His involvement within the leadership group will be enough, letting him play his natural game.

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One person who should be considered to captain the Storm is Ryan Papenhuyzen.

He is a genuine superstar and one that the Storm will keep for the foreseeable future.

Like Munster, he has the ability to break a game and is a natural-born leader. Plus, he already has one game as captain under his belt.

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The reality is Bromwich and Finucane may end up being co-captains for this season depending on the circumstances; expect either of the two to have the captaincy next to their name and potentially lead the Storm to another top four finish as they attempt to defend their premiership.

 

With Cameron Smith unlikely to return to the Storm this season, they’ll need to pick their next captain: luckily, they have several quality options.

Replacing Smith as captain is no easy task for whoever is to be named next.

Arguably the greatest leader on and off the field, his influence through the middle of the ruck and general all-round presence will be greatly missed this year for the Storm.

Embed from Getty Images

The most obvious choice to captain the Storm is Jesse Bromwich.

With over 248 NRL games and 29 Test appearances, he is the most experienced forward at the Storm and has an impressive 73% win record in the NRL.

Being captain is no strange task for Bromwich either, having captained the Storm several times in the past in the absence of Smith. Bromwich will be 32 this year and may be coming to the end of his career as well, which is something to consider.

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Dale Finucane is another great choice to lead the Storm: he’s a well-respected and hard-working lock forward.

With 201 NRL games under his belt and multiple grand final appearances, he remains another strong candidate for the captaincy this season.

There is no doubt that Bromwich and Finucane will finish their careers in purple and their experience will help guide the rest of the team going forward.

Embed from Getty Images

Cameron Munster is an interesting choice for the captaincy, as he’s the main man now, but he is someone who leads by example on the field rather than by his words. His involvement within the leadership group will be enough, letting him play his natural game.

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One person who should be considered to captain the Storm is Ryan Papenhuyzen.

He is a genuine superstar and one that the Storm will keep for the foreseeable future.

Like Munster, he has the ability to break a game and is a natural-born leader. Plus, he already has one game as captain under his belt.

Embed from Getty Images

The reality is Bromwich and Finucane may end up being co-captains for this season depending on the circumstances; expect either of the two to have the captaincy next to their name and potentially lead the Storm to another top four finish as they attempt to defend their premiership.

 

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