Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Munster Realises Childhood Dream

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Munster Realises Childhood Dream

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Byline: Pam McKay

RUGBY LEAGUE: Rockhampton's Steven Munster knows that dreams can come true and it's his son who's convinced him of it.

Ten years ago, a young Cameron Munster was playing for the Norths Knights under-12s when he announced to his family that his dream was to play in the NRL and make a grand final.

That childhood dream will be realised tomorrow when the talented fullback lines up with the Melbourne Storm in the NRL grand final against the Cronulla Sharks.

Another Rockhampton product, Tim Glasby, will also play for the Storm.

Cameron has continued to impress since he was called on to fill the shoes of the Storm's injured fullback Billy Slater, with many pundits declaring his stellar showing against the Canberra Raiders in last weekend's semi-final as his "coming of age".

Steven continues to marvel at his son's meteoric rise through the rugby league ranks and is still coming to terms with the fact that his son will be playing in an NRL decider at just 22 years of age.

"Plenty of players go through their whole careers without making a grand final so to think that Cameron has done it so young is just unbelievable," he said yesterday as he prepared to make the trip to Sydney.

"It's a dream come true for him and I think he will be very happy with himself. He mightn't make another grand final in his life so I am sure he will be making the most of it."

Steven, his wife Deborah and daughter Danielle will be among the sell-out crowd of 83,000 fans who will pack ANZ Stadium for tomorrow night's decider.

"I think I'm feeling more nervous than he probably is," Steven said. "It's the first NRL grand final I've been to and to have your son playing in it is something special."

Cameron played all of his club football in Rockhampton with Norths - Knights in the juniors and Chargers in the seniors. …

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