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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Addo-Carr opens up on epic Sami chasedown


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Melbourne Storm flyer Josh Addo-Carr has opened up on Gold Coast Titans star Phillip Sami's incredible chasedown tackle of him, revealing why he was doomed from the start.

With just over a minute left in the Storm's 24-8 victory, Addo-Carr caught the ball deep in his own territory before charging through the Titans' defence for what looked like an easy try.

However, the man known as 'The Foxx' was hauled down by the on-rushing Sami in spectacular fashion, just seconds before he could cross the try line.

Speaking exclusively to Wide World of Sports, Addo-Carr said he had nothing but respect for Sami after his incredible defensive effort.

Josh Addo-Carr

"Before I got the ball, I knew I was cooked and when I caught the ball, even though I was in space, I knew I wasn't going to make it," he said.

"Full credit to him. That's a teammate you want that competes for everything. There was only a minute to go in the game and he competed right to the last second."

After being run down, Addo-Carr said he was roasted by each one of his teammates, with Storm coach Craig Bellamy also joining in on the fun.

Despite being run down, the Blues Origin star still considers himself one of the quickest in the game, but said he was proud of a fellow winger showing his talent.

Phillip Sami

"I'd like to think I'm the quickest, but you've got plenty of speedsters in the competition," he said.

"You saw a glimpse of it on the weekend with Phillip Sami and full credit to the wingers.

"You've got to show respect, we don't get acknowledged too much so it's good for the fans and great for the game."

Despite sitting atop the NRL ladder with two rounds to go, the Storm still have plenty of room for improvement having lost two of its past five games.

According to Addo-Carr, the Storm's shock 18-20 loss to the Sharks back in Round 8, which resulted in a public bake from Bellamy could prove to be pivotal point in the season.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy

"You don't want to get kicked up the backside for not performing," he said.

"It was a big wake-up call because we played terribly in that game. We learnt from our mistakes in that game and as well as the Canberra game (in Round 22)."

However, while losses are never ideal, the 24-year-old admitted that it was good to get its poor performances out of the way prior to the finals campaign.

"You want to try and win every week," he said.

"I wouldn't say losing is a good thing, but it's definitely a learning curve. The biggest thing we can do is take lessons out of it and go from there.

"Hopefully we can build some momentum coming into the finals. I'm really looking forward to it."

Melbourne Storm flyer Josh Addo-Carr has opened up on Gold Coast Titans star Phillip Sami's incredible chasedown tackle of him, revealing why he was doomed from the start.

With just over a minute left in the Storm's 24-8 victory, Addo-Carr caught the ball deep in his own territory before charging through the Titans' defence for what looked like an easy try.

However, the man known as 'The Foxx' was hauled down by the on-rushing Sami in spectacular fashion, just seconds before he could cross the try line.

Speaking exclusively to Wide World of Sports, Addo-Carr said he had nothing but respect for Sami after his incredible defensive effort.

Josh Addo-Carr

"Before I got the ball, I knew I was cooked and when I caught the ball, even though I was in space, I knew I wasn't going to make it," he said.

"Full credit to him. That's a teammate you want that competes for everything. There was only a minute to go in the game and he competed right to the last second."

After being run down, Addo-Carr said he was roasted by each one of his teammates, with Storm coach Craig Bellamy also joining in on the fun.

Despite being run down, the Blues Origin star still considers himself one of the quickest in the game, but said he was proud of a fellow winger showing his talent.

Phillip Sami

"I'd like to think I'm the quickest, but you've got plenty of speedsters in the competition," he said.

"You saw a glimpse of it on the weekend with Phillip Sami and full credit to the wingers.

"You've got to show respect, we don't get acknowledged too much so it's good for the fans and great for the game."

Despite sitting atop the NRL ladder with two rounds to go, the Storm still have plenty of room for improvement having lost two of its past five games.

According to Addo-Carr, the Storm's shock 18-20 loss to the Sharks back in Round 8, which resulted in a public bake from Bellamy could prove to be pivotal point in the season.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy

"You don't want to get kicked up the backside for not performing," he said.

"It was a big wake-up call because we played terribly in that game. We learnt from our mistakes in that game and as well as the Canberra game (in Round 22)."

However, while losses are never ideal, the 24-year-old admitted that it was good to get its poor performances out of the way prior to the finals campaign.

"You want to try and win every week," he said.

"I wouldn't say losing is a good thing, but it's definitely a learning curve. The biggest thing we can do is take lessons out of it and go from there.

"Hopefully we can build some momentum coming into the finals. I'm really looking forward to it."

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