7 Oct 2009

Slater happy to share around the kudos

7:05 am on 7 October 2009

Melbourne star Billy Slater admits his Clive Churchill Medal for man-of-the-match in the NRL final win would have been deservedly worn by any of his 16 premiership team-mates.

Slater won the prestigious individual honour for a superb grand final performance in which he shaded the game's other outstanding fullback, Parramatta's Jarryd Hayne.

He was given the biggest cheer by hundreds of Storm fans at the club's family day at their Melbourne headquarters.

But in a Melbourne performance with no weak links and all their best players firing, Slater felt humbled to have been selected ahead of his team-mates for the award.

He says Cooper Cronk, Steve Turner, Ryan Hoffman, Adam Blair, were all outstanding and any one of them could have won.