Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
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HE was the forgotten Dolphin. Shane Perry started the season as Redcliffe's captain and ended it in the Broncos side contesting the NRL finals series. He missed the Dolphins' Queensland Cup triumph as he was in Sydney for the Broncos' showdown with the Newcastle Knights. "The ABC in New South Wales doesn't show the Queensland Cup so I kept up to date with the score via text messages," he said. "I spoke to a few of the guys before the match and wished them all the best." Perry welcomed the news that red-hot Redcliffe centre Nick Emmett had signed with the Broncos for the 2007 season. "It's good that Nick will do the entire pre-season with us and then see what happens," he said. Of course, Perry had his own grand final dreams to contend with. The Broncos forced their way into the season decider with a thumping comeback against the Bulldogs for a showdown against the Melbourne Storm.
History will show Shane got to have his grand final glory as well when he put in a polished display in the Broncos victory over the Storm