Focus still on improvement

Melbourne forward Ryan Hoffman has said his side's focus is still on improvement as they look to build on back-to-back wins over the last two rounds.

Speaking to the media after a busy week which included an Origin series victory with New South Wales, Hoffman declared there was still progress to be made in certain areas for Storm despite a strong showing against Parramatta on Sunday.

"We've struggled to put points on teams and we've struggled once we've had a team down to carry on with it. I think that was the most pleasing aspect (yesterday)," Hoffman said.

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We've got areas to improve, especially our period just before half-time.

"To go into half-time 18-10 [after taking an 18-0 lead], that's just showing a lack of concentration and a lack of care in the back end of the half. 

"That's certainly an aspect we need to improve."

As they did in Round 14 against the Titans, Craig Bellamy's young leaders stepped up against the Eels on Sunday with the halves combination of Ben Hampton and Ben Roberts looking more comfortable by the week.

"They've been under a lot of pressure and a lot of pressure they're putting on themselves because they take pride in their performance," Hoffman said.

"The last two weeks they really have taken ownership and a lot of responsibility of the team and it's great to see the team respond to their direction around the park."

After positive showings in recent weeks, the importance of continuing the form on a consistent basis was not lost on the reliable Storm second-rower.

"I think we've taken some steps forward in the last two weeks but now that's the standard," Hoffman said.

"That's what we need to live up to every week and we need to carry on from that."