Billy Slater's LIVE Blog - Storm vs Raiders NRL finals: Raiders rocked by early treble
By Billy Slater09:29
It certainly looks as if back-to-back weeks of finals has taken its toll. It would have been a huge emotional clash last week against the Roosters in a rematch of that 2019 grand final. You add the travel on the back of all of it, it seems like it's showing early in this game.
But take nothing away from the Storm, they are suffocating them. When the Raiders have the football, the Storm are suffocating them. When they don't' have the football, the Storm are just asking so many questions all of the field.
I've been really impressed with Brandon Smith's leg speed since he's come on, so keep an eye on him to do some damage just before half time.
Raiders really need to start using the footy.