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Chambers keen to finish well at Storm

By Melissa Woods 18/09/2009 08:35:34 PM Comments (0)

Rugby-bound Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers could be forgiven for keeping one eye on the Wallabies as they take on New Zealand in the Tri-Nations on Saturday.

Lured by the possibility of playing in the 2011 World Cup, the 21-year-old will leave the Storm at season-end to return to rugby after signing a two-year deal with the Queensland Reds.

For now though Chambers insists he's firmly focused on rugby league.

Sidelined for the 2008 NRL season after a knee reconstruction, including their finals campaign, Chambers said he was making the most of his time left.

"Last year I was just basically training and coming back from my knee reconstruction and watching the boys go around," he said.

"It's amazing to be a part of it this year, it's really something special that I will keep in my heart for a long time.

"Playing semi-final football is every kid's dream, to be where we are at the moment."

After a patchy start to the season Chambers has been in impressive form, scoring a try in the Storm's 40-12 demolition job on Manly in the qualifying final.

He and bustling winger Steve Turner, who will play with the Bulldogs next season, have gelled into a formidable combination.

"All the boys are starting to finally click," he said.

"We knew we had it there, it was just a matter of getting it together and we've come along in the last month or so really well."

Next Saturday night the Storm will host the victor from the St George Illawarra-Brisbane semi-final at Suncorp Stadium.

Chambers has a long friendship with former Storm centre and now Broncos ace Israel Folau, while he also rates Dragons centre Matt Cooper highly.

"Both of them are very classy players and have done some good things this year and are special players," he said.

"They are both quality sides and are where they are because of that.

"We're not worried about who we're going to play, we'll just worry about ourselves."

There was talk of Chambers trying to get out of his rugby contract following the shock defection of Reds maestro Berrick Barnes to NSW.

The Northern Territory-born talent said that the Queensland management he'd negotiated with had since been sacked, however he'd "made his decision".

"I'm very upset to be leaving the Storm but I'm excited about the new challenges," Chamber said.

"I've just got to worry about playing down here for the time being and once my time's finished here I'll look forward to next year.

"I'm just focused on the next two weeks and making it something special."

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