THIS would have been a tough one to explain.
Cameron Munster revealed Friday night that his injured teammate Brodie Croft damaged his knee — an injury that kept him out of Melbourne’s shock defeat to Penrith — after playing lawn bowls during the week.
“You want the truth?” Munster jokingly asked Darren Lockyer post-game.
“He decided to play lawn bowls the other day, and kept banging his knee up on the ground, and it blew up.
“His knee blew up like a balloon, and he couldn’t walk.
“He did his fitness test today and unfortunately he didn’t pass it, so Scott Drinkwater got his opportunity tonight on debut, and I thought he was outstanding in really key areas.
“He’s [Drinkwater] got some skills … hopefully he can back that up with just the little things in his game, and I reckon he’s got a big future in front of him.”
An undermanned Storm outfit, already missing Billy Slater and losing halves Cameron Munster and Brodie Croft on game day, couldn’t hold out a hungry Penrith in their final-round clash at AAMI Park.