Jesse Bromwich of the Storm is tackled by Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys.
Jesse Bromwich of the Storm is tackled by Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys. JOE CASTRO

Bromwich glad to put drugs scandal behind him

MELBOURNE Storm enforcer Jesse Bromwich has moved on from the Canberra bender that threatened to derail his NRL season.

Bromwich was suspended for two NRL matches early in the season after a drug and alcohol-fuelled blowout in the capital while on tour with New Zealand.

The 28-year-old, who was stripped of the Kiwis captaincy in the aftermath, has enjoyed the support of his family and club.

"That's behind me now, it doesn't really bother me going back that way. I haven't really thought about it too much," Bromwich said.

"It was a tough time. It's been good lately, my family have just been huge throughout the whole thing and the club supported me throughout everything, not surprised that we've moved on.

"This is rugby league and things happen every week. As long as you put the work in and stay quiet and don't make any trouble or anything like that I guess everyone will move on, that's been the special thing about it."

Bromwich, who returns to Canberra on Saturday for the first time since the May scandal, has captained the Storm in recent weeks in the absence of Queensland Origin stalwarts Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk.

The ladder-leading Storm faces a tough ask against the dangerous Raiders, who thrive on their home deck.

"We don't really look at games that way (as potential danger), we've got our Origin boys back playing this week," Bromwich said.

"They're a tough side. They've had a few losses as of late but they've all been close so we're expecting them to put up a tough game and going down to Canberra it will be a tough match."

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