Nicho Hynes reveals key challenge of being part of superstar Storm outfit
Melbourne utility Nicho Hynes admits the competition for spots in a superstar outfit has had an impact on his recent form.
It comes after the Storm sealed the minor premiership with a 28-16 win over the Sharks last night, bouncing back from last week’s shock loss to the Eels.
The 25-year-old has been a revelation this season playing a number of positions in the club’s spine and on the bench, culminating in Hynes signing a three-year deal with Cronulla from next season.
But with star fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen returning at fullback after a concussion earlier this season, Hynes told The Continuous Call Team it’s about doing what’s best for the team.
“I think to be honest it did (have an impact) a little bit,” Hynes said.
“I was starting the game and I was looking over my shoulder if I was going to get taken off or if I was going to get moved to another position, I knew he (Papenhuyzen) was going to come on and play fullback.
“I’ve had to find a way to think about other roles and start playing footy for the team and get around knowing I could play a different position.
“For our team to continue to do well in the finals, I’ll just do what’s best for the team.
“If that’s Paps at fullback then so be it, I’ll just have to move on and mentally work it out and I’m sure I’ll be right.”
Hynes has played 22 matches this season and scored seven tries and notched 17 try assists.
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