Storm’s Munster relishes Wighton NRL clash

Melbourne’s Cameron Munster may be the Kangaroos No.6 incumbent but he rates Raiders playmaker Jack Wighto the in-form five-eighth in the NRL.

The pair will go head-to-head at AAMI Park on Saturday night, with Munster rating Wighton as a huge challenge.

A centre for both NSW and Australia last year, Wighton has been making his mark as Canberra’s No.6 – winning the Clive Churchill Medal in last year’s grand final – and has been public about his push to play representative football there.

He started the season strongly, impressing in the Raiders’ opening two wins before the coronavirus shutdown.

“He’s been playing some outstanding footy the last couple of years,” Munster, the Queensland five-eighth, said.

“He won the Clive Churchill in a losing side and he played a really good game last year, and he got the reward playing for Australia.

“At the moment, he’s probably the in-form five-eighth in my eyes, the way he is playing his footy.

“It is really nice to watch him play, but I can’t be watching him too much on Saturday night because I’ve got to do my own job.”

Munster said he enjoyed testing himself against the other leading playmakers in the competition.

“At the moment I feel like he’s one of the best; doing the little things well so I’m really looking forward to the challenge and I’m sure he is well.”

Both teams are unbeaten this year but the Raiders have won their past two in Melbourne, including victory in the qualifying final which rocked the Storm’s hopes of another title.

It’s the first meeting for Curtis Scott against his former side, with Munster saying the Raiders centre will be a danger.

“Curtis is not real big but he runs the ball hard and is very hard to handle,” Munster said.

“He will know all of our systems and structures coming into Saturday night so we will have to tweak a couple of things, especially coming up against him on my edge.

“He’s a competitor and he will make he does whatever it takes to get over us and we will do the same.”





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