Jesse Bromwich deals with "stupid" mistake then follows with big try"

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Two Brisbane Broncos were attempting to bring down Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich as he heard a voice screaming that the off-load was on.

Under team rules he knew he shouldn't give the pass but whoever was screaming was insistent so Bromwich made the pass.

Even before the ball went into the hands of opposition winger Corey Oates, Bromwich knew he had made a mistake and he felt even worse when the giant winger scored moments later, cutting the Storm's lead to 16-12 with 16 minutes to play in Thursday night's NRL season-opener at AAMI Park.

"I was filthy on myself for that," Bromwich said.

"I heard someone screaming for it, they kept screaming so I thought it was one of our guys. I threw the off-load and just saw Oates running down the field so I was praying Jahrome Hughes would tackle him but he scored under the sticks."

What mattered most to Storm coach Craig Bellamy was how Bromwich, one of the club's vice-captains, responded to a potentially game-changing error and that response will be used an example for handling setbacks this season.

Jesse Bromwich dives for the try against the Broncos in Storm's season-opening win.

Jesse Bromwich dives for the try against the Broncos in Storm's season-opening win.Credit:AAP

Bromwich threw himself into the game and just minutes later his bad fortune turned good as he took an inside pass from Cameron Munster 25 metres from the try line.

The Storm prop isn't known as a try-scorer and he used that to his advantage as Broncos fullback Darius Boyd sprinted towards Munster guessing Bromwich would pass it. Instead Bromwich dummied, then slid in to score to make it 22-12 and lock in Storm's season-opening win.

"I definitely wanted to make up for that error but I got lucky," Bromwich said.

"Darius Boyd went to the danger man in Munster and left me open.

"Geez, I dived early too. I just wanted to get down and secure it. I don't know who was coming on both sides. I just wanted to get to the try line."

Bellamy said he backed his veteran forward to respond. "That's what we need Jesse to do as he's one of our leaders," the coach said.

"It's a mistake we didn't want to happen but it's happened, you can't change it so let's just get on with what we have to do now.

"He did a great job of that. We were thinking about replacing him at one stage but he just wanted to stay out there and make up for it."

Thursday night's win was a good night for Bromwich and his brother Kenny as both scored tries in the same game for only the second time. The only other time it has happened was against Parramatta in 2013.

"When I saw him score early I was stoked for him as he playing a new position and I thought he did a great job," Jesse said.

Bromwich expects to be made an example of when the team does their game review on Sunday or Monday and he will cop it sweet knowing his teammates will learn from his error.

"I'll still cop a spray on Sunday or Monday when we do our review. I'll learn from it and move on," Bromwich said.

"You have to learn from it. Probably a lesson for the young fellas too in that you can't go and do stupid things like that. We have rules in place for off-loads like that and that went against them. I'll cop a spray, wear it and move on."

The Storm next play Canberra Raiders in Canberra on Friday at 6pm.