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Maroons and Melbourne star Cameron Munster has delivered a heartfelt message to his partner after one of the best seasons of his NRL career.
The Melbourne Storm five-eighth was man of the match in the Maroons' 20-14 upset of New South Wales at a packed Suncorp Stadium, adding a Wally Lewis Medal for man of the series.
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Munster also won the premiership with the Storm after defeating the Penrith Panthers in this year’s grand final.
But the humble star took to social media a week after the State of Origin series and thanked his support system and his partner, Bianca McMahon, for their dedication.
“To my Parents Deborah and Steven I know I was a handful as a kid but your determination and hardworking attitude is the reason who I am today and I still use those words in everyday life so thank you for everything you’ve done because it’s shows hard work and a never die attitude gets you places,” he wrote.
“My partner your support through everything this year has been second to none.
“You have your own problems and you flush them down the drain just to hear me whinge about my performances each and every week not only having to put up with me 10 hours a day so thank you.”
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Munster also starred on debut in that 2017 decider - Smith's Origin farewell - but said last Wednesday's victory was different.
"For so many years with that big three, there's always question marks about whether I was up for the big games and moments when the big three left," he said.
"I don't play for those accolades, I just want to be consistent and I felt like this was one of my best years I've had in one of the worst years we've had in the world.
"It's been tough, in isolation or a bubble for seven months (with the Storm based on the Sunshine Coast).
"It's time to celebrate, let my hair down and go missing for a couple of weeks."
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