Following the Bulldogs loss yesterday afternoon, the Storm remain the only undefeated team in the competition – annihilating the Roosters at AAMI Park 44-4, on the back of brilliance from their terrific trio.
Billy Slater was again one of the standouts, crossing for two tries – becoming the only player in NRL history, to score doubles in 4 consecutive games.
Despite the recent records that he has broken however, for Slater, overall figures do not concern him – he just wants to play footy.
“It’s not really important, it’s a team game and it’s the performance that we put on show,” Slater said.
“A lot of players around me are playing really good as well so that certainly helps your individual performance.
“We’re getting better as a side so the easier it (becomes) individually.”
Although the Roosters were disappointed at a couple of calls that went against them – captain Braith Anasta was not going to blame the referees for his side’s loss.
“It’s hard to blame the referee when we played like that; they were too good for us, there’s no doubt about that.
“You can try and deflect it but they were too good for us.”
Roosters coach Brian Smith added: “It felt like we were playing up-hill and against the tide most of the day”.
Smith also commented on Billy Slater and his freakish talents – saying that there it is hard to know if there has ever been a better fullback than Billy Slater.
“Our game has been graced with a lot of fantastic fullbacks … he’s an outstanding player,” Smith said.