Jesse Bromwich (Storm) - 9 points

Storm heritage not lost on Bromwich

For something to be considered 'heritage' it must be inherited, passed down from generation to generation.

In the case of the Melbourne Storm those generations do not extend as far back as most other NRL clubs but that does not make their heritage any less significant.

On Friday night the Storm will run out will run out in their heritage jersey in what will also be Cameron Smith's 300th game.

Names such as Glenn Lazarus, Robbie Kearns, Matt Geyer and Dallas Johnson are some of the icons who have made up the Storm's past generations.

 

With the 'Big Three' of Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk closer to the end of their careers than the beginning, star prop Jesse Bromwich is the man who will inherit the legacy and the heritage of this club.

The 26-year-old is a product of the Melbourne development system, having gone through the club's under-20s side before making his NRL debut in 2010.

Mentored by elder statesmen Robbie Kearns early in his career, Kiwi international Bromwich has emerged as the leader of the young Storm forward pack and is well aware of the heritage of the club he proudly represents.

"The club has been very successful and is a great club to be at," Bromwich told NRL.com.

"The club means a lot to me and my family. It's given me the chance to fulfill my dream and do some special things for my family.

"I can't put the club in high enough regard in terms of what they've done for me and my family. I love this club and I guess that's why I stayed here and re-signed.

"All the boys love it here, Melbourne is like a home for me now."

Bromwich is not an official member of the Storm leadership group but could very much step into the fold at over the summer once veteran Ryan Hinchcliffe departs to Super League side Huddersfield.

Regardless of whether he is handed an official title or not, the heritage of the Melbourne Storm is in safe hands with Bromwich and the next generation.