NRL Podcast: Renouf predicts Storm to defend title

It hasn’t been done for 25 years but with eight premiership rounds to go, Steve Renouf is predicting the Melbourne Storm will go back to back and take out this season’s NRL title.

Renouf did it with the Broncos side in 1992-93 and outlines in this week’s NRL Podcast how the Storm have put themselves in perfect position to achieve the rare feat with Craig Bellamy at the helm and Cameron Smith playing some of the best football of his stellar career.

So long as Smith is on the field Renouf insists the Storm will prevail.

Renouf also explains this week why he believes Billy Slater deserved the Wally Lewis Medal as player of the series after Queensland’s win in game three of the Holden State of Origin series.

He says the Broncos turned in their best performance of the season in the 34-0 win over the Titans last week but urges them to back it up with more dominant displays if they are going to be a premiership threat and finish in the top four.

Renouf also has some advice for Titans half Ash Taylor who has said talk of a possible Queensland Maroons call-up was behind his poor performance against the Broncos last week.