Penrith Panthers vs Melbourne Storm, preliminary closing, From the Space video, Brian To’o, Jarome Luai, Brandon Smith

It appears there was rather more than simply revenge for the 2020 grand closing behind Penrith’s impressed win over Melbourne final Saturday.

The Sydney Morning Herald stories Panthers gamers have been proven a video from social media to inspire them earlier than the preliminary closing. That video was mentioned to be of a Storm participant mocking the western Sydney routes of Penrith gamers.

In response to the Herald, a Storm participant posted a video whereas celebrating the 2020 premiership carrying ski goggles and popping champagne within the sheds at Stadium Australia.

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Sources have claimed to the Herald that within the video Storm gamers mocked gamers from western Sydney, specifically Jarome Luai, Brian To’o and Stephen Crichton — who’re hail from Mt Druitt.

The Melbourne gamers reportedly imitated ‘From the Space’ — a Mr Druitt-based crew that some Panthers gamers are part of.

The video is now not obtainable because it was posted as an Instagram Story, which routinely deletes after 24 hours. But it surely appears somebody in Penrith’s camp was capable of save the video earlier than it expired.

It’s mentioned the Panthers taking part in group have been fuming over it for the final 12 months and a few gamers have been proven the video within the lead-up to final Saturday’s recreation.

Whereas no Storm participant has been named, the stories of this video add context to the heated battle between the 2 groups at Suncorp Stadium.

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It may additionally clarify the fiery spray Melbourne dummy half Brandon Smith copped when he left the sphere for a HIA within the sixteenth minute.

“Should you assume there’s feeling on the sphere, off the sphere when Brandon Smith walked previous the Panthers bench, to a person they have been yelling out stuff that I can’t repeat as a result of I’d lose my job,” Fox League’s sideline commentator Gorden Tallis mentioned in the course of the recreation.

“Even off the sphere, it’s feisty.”

The Herald stories Smith was referred to as a “canine c***.”

Finally, the Panthers obtained the final snort after defeating the Storm 10-6 and crushing their hopes of successful back-to-back premierships.

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