Elliott Whitehead – Raiders
It’s rare that star players stand out against the Melbourne Storm. Sure, they do a lot of video analysis on their opposition like all clubs but what separates the Storm is their relentless commitment from every individual to limit the oppositions key players influence over the match.
I expect no different on Saturday night. Therefore, I think Josh Hodgson, BJ Lalua, Jordan Rapana and Blake Austin won’t shine the way they have all season.
This leads me to Whitehead. He is a very strong runner of the football and tough but has great vision and a skill set to match. I expect him to take the unexpected opportunities that present themselves and potentially prevail as the hero for the Raiders.