Brett Kimmorley names his highlight for the 2018 NRL season
Amidst all the off-season dramas of coaching merry-go rounds and player scandals, former NRL star Brett Kimmorley has named a special performance as his highlight of the 2018 NRL season.
In a year which saw a heroic Grand Final effort by Sydney Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk as well as the game saying farewell to the likes of Johnathan Thurston, Kimmorley said Brad Fittler’s transformation of New South Wales’ State of Origin fortunes for 2018 was his ultimate moment.
The Blues took out the first two games after defeating the Maroons 22-12 at the MCG in the opener, while an 18-14 win Game two at home sealed the series.
Queensland took out the finale 18-12, but it wasn’t enough as the baby Blues featuring the likes of Josh Addo-Carr and Latrell Mitchell brought the shield back to the harbour city.
The Clive Churchill medalist and premiership winner said it was a big moment for New South Wales rugby league.
“My highlight was the Blues,” Kimmorley said.
“The dynasty that Queensland have held for so long, the freshness that Brad Fittler brought to being a fan of the Blues, a spectator and a former player.
“The relaxation they had, the different style of preparation, the walking to the venue.
“Just bringing back the genuine ‘pick the right guy that played for their state’.
“I thought that was my highlight for 2018.”