MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Dean Gagai talks with Will Chambers during a NRL Indigenous teams welcome ceremony at Yarra Park by the Scarred Tree on February 11, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Dane Gagai has told of Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers’ intimidating sledging ability.

When quizzed on sledging in the NRL at Kayo’s launch of the 2019 NRL season, Gagai told that Chambers takes the cake as having the most cutting tongue, even suggesting the Queensland Origin star prepares material for his opponents.

“Will Chambers (is the best sledger), I actually think he does homework and studies players on some little things about what he can say to them and how he can get under their skin,” he said.

“He loves a good sledge, he’d be the number one.”

Gagai recounted a matchup with Billy Slater when playing against the Storm, illustrating how Chambers didn’t even need words to humiliate his opponents.

“I know the type of person he (Chambers) is and how he loves sledging people and there was a time when I thought Billy Slater was going to put some footwork on me so I’ve planted my feet, waiting to see if he’s going left or right.

“And Slater’s run straight into me and sat me on my back.

“Something happened, the play stopped, and I just knew Will was coming up with something, so I looked over and he was just looking at me laughing.

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“That’s the one that always sticks with me.”

Chambers and the Storm looked impressive in their round one victory over the Broncos on Thursday night, while Gagai’s Souths will face the Roosters to kick off their season on Friday.


  1. I don’t know about being the biggest sledger but he certainly is the biggest GRUB in the game at the moment.

  2. What about all the other grubs that can’t play This year 😂 he’s not that bad when you think of them peanuts😡

    • I think he was referring to on field antics, and in that regard Chambers is definitely right up there

  3. It’s a bit rich if he is the biggest sledger in the game – he cost Melbourne a premiership by not passing inside to Cronk. How does he explain that?

    • He cost them a grand final last year with an all round shocker of a game against the Roosters.🐓🏆

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