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Josh Addo-Carr streaked away for an important try for the Storm against his former club.

Josh Addo-Carr may be as quick and elusive as a fox but there's a deeper more meaningful reason for the man revealed to be proudly nicknamed "The Fox".

Addo-Carr sealed the Melbourne's Storm's win over the Wests Tigers last weekend, with the speedster putting his foot down to score a crucial 80-metre try after the Storm had fought back from 14-0 down.

But it was more than another try for his new club the Melbourne Storm, and more than a satisfying moment against his old club. 

Addo-Carr relished the moment, made even sweeter as he ran towards the very end of the field his family were cheering him on during his thrilling dash. 

They are the reason he boasts about himself as "the Fox" and why the moment was so memorable for the 21-year-old. 

"Everyone calls me Fox," Addo-Carr told "It comes from my great grandfather; his last name was Fox. Ever since I was a little kid playing football, my mum started calling me Fox.

"I love it man.

"It was pretty satisfying (to score). It's always good to get the win against your old team. To score a try in front of my family too and seal the deal for the team, it was pretty good."

Moving to Melbourne at the end of last year, Addo-Carr was motivated to play well in front of his family still based in Sydney but he didn't expect the large support he received on game day at Leichhardt Oval last week. 

"They actually surprised me," Addo-Carr said. "I get tickets for family that always come every week when I play in Sydney. That's usually about 12, and when I was warming up I saw about 50 of them. 

"They had a corner to themselves and I was pretty stoked we were warming up in front of them. It made my day even better. (I'm) so grateful to have my family."


The try-scoring machine piled on 19 tries in just 15 games for Wests Tigers in the Intrust Super Premiership last season. He also carried his form onto the big stage, scoring six tries in his nine NRL appearances.

The Storm swooped in last year with a three-year deal for the talented speedster to replace the departing Marika Koroibete. 

After a gruelling pre-season he labelled the toughest of his life, Addo-Carr is reaping the rewards of a new scene and hard work under coach Craig Bellamy. Bellamy isn't one to mince words, as Addo-Carr experienced first-hand an iconic spray at half-time which inspired the comeback win last week.

"That was the biggest spray I've copped," Addo-Carr said. "There was no eye contact, I can tell you that. 

"It was pretty bad but it wasn't that bad. I think we needed it. It was a big wake-up call for the team. Whatever he says, we have to do."

Addo-Carr's powerful runs have been a key weapon in the undefeated Storm's attack this season. Averaging 170 metres run per game, the elusive winger has made four line breaks and 20 tackle busts. His two tries in crunch-time this year helped his side escape with consecutive victories against the Brisbane Broncos and Wests Tigers. 

"It comes down to fitness; it's the fittest I've ever been here at the club," Addo-Carr said. 

"I want to perform every week for my team and create the best opportunities for myself and for the team in getting the win every week. 

"I'm very grateful for the opportunity each week."


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