Any role will do for Slater backup Munster
Most players in the NRL would have a preferred position on the field, but Storm young gun Cameron Munster is just happy to be playing.
Munster is set to play fullback at Melbourne with Billy Slater once again sidelined with a shoulder injury, which kept the Kangaroos star out of Sunday's win over the Titans.
When Slater went down last season Munster stepped into fullback and was more then a competent replacement, scoring six tries en route to a preliminary final appearance.
The 21-year-old has already played in two different positions in the first two games of the season, and said as long as he's on the park he doesn't mind where he plays.
"Wherever Craig wants me to play, [I'm happy]. If he wants me in the centre, fullback or wing, I'm just happy to be in the first grade squad and play my best. I'll do anything for the team," Munster said.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy said it took the youngster a while to find his feet against the Titans on Sunday night, but was able to come alive as the game wore on.
"I thought his second half was a whole lot better then his first half to be quite honest," Bellamy said.
"It's not easy though, he's missed a fair chunk of the pre-season with injury and when he has trained with us it's been in the centres.
"Just getting used to that fullback spot is going to take a little bit of time, and we're playing a bit differently this year so for him to change his mentality from being our centre to our fullback is different.
"But I thought there were some really good signs, especially in that second half."
Munster echoed the thoughts of his coach and admitted to being tired in the first half due to the speed of the game.
"The first half I was probably a bit gassed, I wasn't used to running so much, but in the second half I hit my straps and was lucky enough to be involved in a couple of tries," he said.
While Munster is happy to be fit again and playing his role for his club, he was able to spare a thought for Slater.
"We don't know what's going on with him at the moment, but it's not good news. Hopefully us boys get around him and support him, because we're there for him," Munster said.
"Billy is a great player for the club and for this team, and there was a big hole that he left [on Sunday night]. I think we found out Saturday or Sunday that he wasn't playing, and we just had to try and get over it."
If Slater is indeed sidelined indefinitely then Munster is ready to step up again and play the fullback role.
"I've just got to get my head around it [playing fullback], and know that the boys will be around me doing their job, and I've just got to do mine," he said.