Bromwich quietly chalks up 100 for Storm
He is the quiet achiever in the Melbourne Storm pack.
No fuss, no fanfare. And that is just the way Kenny Bromwich likes it as he goes about his business of preparing for his 100th game in the Telstra Premiership.
"It's the same week as Billy's (Slater's) 300th, so a lot of things have been about that and how special that is," he told NRL.com.
"I like to keep mine a little bit low profile."
Sorry Kenny, but it's too late for that.
The forward is eyeing off another solid year after two seasons of ultra-consistent football, where he only missed one game for the Storm for the birth of his first child last year.
"It's pretty cool," he said of becoming a Storm centurion.
"I always wanted to play in the NRL - just one game - so to play 100 is pretty special. I'm pretty proud of it."
Bromwich made his debut from the bench in 2013 against the Wests Tigers, the club he'll face again on Saturday night, and remembers the emotion when he got the call from coach Craig Bellamy that he had been selected.
"I was pretty lost for words and surprised at the time. I ended up telling my mum and dad. I tried not to tell anyone just in case I didn't play," he said.
Only three other players remain from that Monday night at AAMI Park - Will Chambers, Cameron Smith and Ryan Hoffman. Jason Ryles, now the Storm's forward coach, came off the bench with Bromwich.
He's morphed into one of Bellamy's model professionals who works hard and competes for everything on the field.
What's surprised him as he looks back on a century of elite-level rugby league games?
"Probably how fast everything's gone," he said.
"I made my debut a few years back and to play my 100th; everything's gone so fast. I'm enjoying every bit of it.
"All the boys here are awesome lads, and we're always having fun. You don't realise how fast it goes, and then, bang, you're at 100. It was pretty crazy."
The 26-year-old Kiwi, who joined the small group of brothers who have won a grand final with older sibling Jesse last year, credits Bellamy's advice about doing the work away from game day as the key to his consistency.
"Craig always talks about preparing the best you can for every game," he said.
"He makes a big deal about preparing well and being consistent with your preparation with all your training because if you are doing that well, you usually play well.
"By doing that I give myself the best chance of being consistent on the field."
Experienced centre Will Chambers said the younger Bromwich's game had evolved over the years.
"It's sort of ducked under the radar a little bit because of Bill's 300, but he's been a consistently good footballer, played for New Zealand and is at the highest level now," Chambers said.