Grasp coach Craig Bellamy has given unequivocal red meat up for his former NRL premiership-a success halfback Cooper Cronk to continue a dual characteristic with Melbourne and the Sydney Roosters.
Amid claims of a battle of hobby, Cronk is on the books on the Storm and the Roosters – two heavyweights of the NRL.
Cronk played most of his 372-game career under Bellamy, a success two premierships on the Storm before winding up his embellished career with two titles in as many seasons on the Roosters.
Bellamy mentioned Cronk’s standing internal the game erased any doubt about solutions he became once performing as an NRL double agent.
“Cooper is now not finest one amongst this club’s greats as a participant however also whose integrity and professionalism is with out ask,” he mentioned in a Storm convey.
“In fact, I possess not met anybody with better integrity within the game.
“He’s both highly passionate and committed to both golf equipment that he represented with distinction as a participant and within the separate roles he now fulfils.”
Melbourne’s typical manager of football Frank Ponissi confirmed Cronk had been employed to possess an organization characteristic on the Storm while offering support to the workforce’s halves aggregate.
“The mentoring characteristic he fulfils here is unstructured and informal in our expectations of his time,” Ponissi mentioned.
“We are extraordinarily comfortable with the affiliation and heaps extra so with the man himself.”
Cronk insists he enjoys extra of a hands-on involvement on the Roosters than he does at Melbourne.
“I never talk about approach (at Melbourne), I do not know their performs, I’m now not within the inner sanctum, and I’ve got no working out of how they are looking to play in opposition to teams,” he urged Fox Sport’s NRL360.
“Whereas the Roosters, I’m well entrenched and I possess a small bit bit of a tell how they play on weekends.”
Roosters coach Trent Robinson mentioned it had now not been a secret to him that Cronk became once a mentor for Melbourne halves Jahrome Hughes and Cameron Munster.