Robbie Kearns has been there before and the popular second rower is looking forward to lead the Melbourne Storm again in 2005.
Kearns will take over the captaincy from Stephen Kearney who left the NRL to join the English Super League (English club Hull).
Kearns was Storm skipper back in 2000 and served for two and a half years before a change mid-season?
? his second stint will be vital for an exciting young list knowing the club has lost several experienced players to other clubs and retirement.
At 33 yrs and in his final season in the game, Kearns is desperate to lead the Storm into another grand final having missed out on the 1999 premiership with a shoulder injury.