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Storm star Slater nears NRL return

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/03/2017 Jason Phelan

Excitement is growing in the Melbourne Storm camp ahead of the expected NRL return of star fullback Billy Slater.

The 33-year-old hasn't played since round one last season, but is widely tipped to make his much-anticipated return from shoulder surgery when the Storm host the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on Thursday night.

"It's exciting to see the way he's training at the moment ... he's looking really sharp. I think when he does come back he's going to light the house up," teammate Kenny Bromwich told reporters on Monday.

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