Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster says he “would’ve been crying” if Melbourne didn’t secure victory against South Sydney in Craig Bellamy’s 500th game as coach.
After blowing a 14-point lead against South Sydney, Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen stepped up when it mattered most for his side, slotting through the game-winning field to hand Melbourne a 15-14 golden point victory.
A relieved Munster said he wouldn’t have been able to leave the field had the Storm let it slip away when asked what the victory meant to him in Bellamy’s milestone game.
“If we lost it, I don’t know If I would’ve left the field to be honest,” Munster told Nine after the game.
NRL Highlights: Storm edge past the Rabbitohs in Bellamy’s 500th game as coach – Round 1
“I would’ve been crying. He’s done so much for this club and a lot for me as well.
“I’m so thankful that Paps (Ryan Papenhuyzen) was clutch enough to get that one-point.
“It was a really exciting game of footy, but hopefully we don’t do that again.”
Munster missed Melbourne’s Round 1 win over the Tigers last weekend due to a one-game suspension for his role in Melbourne’s white substance scandal during the off-season.
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The playmaker says he feels fresh after making several lifestyle changes, including giving up alcohol.
“I’m fresh as a daisy,” Munster said. “Being off the p— for almost six months now has been feeling really good for the body.
Craig Bellamy addresses the crowd after his 500th game as coach
“The joints are better and I’m just really enjoying my footy and going back to training.”
The victory keeps Melbourne unbeaten through two rounds, while South Sydney is yet to register a win.
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