It's a big occasion
Storm Captain Cameron Smith says Storm's showdown with the Warriors will be 'a big occasion' on Easter Monday.
With both sides meeting on the public holiday and the New Zealand Warriors boasting strong support in Melbourne, a big crowd is expected at AAMI Park for the family friendly 5pm fixture.
"It's a big occasion," Smith said.
"Any time we play the Warriors at home it's a big game.
"We get a pretty big crowd, given it's a holiday hopefully we can get close to capacity."
After letting a late seven point lead slip against the Cowboys in Round 4, Smith declared his side was steadfast in turning it around on Easter Monday when the Warriors travel to Melbourne.
"The most important thing for our team is that we put in a strong performance," Smith said.
"We did for 40 minutes last week and sort of had the game in our grasp but we let it go.
"I know the boys were very disappointed with the result and we want to turn it around this week."
With a strong crowd expected, the Club encourages fans to purchase their ticket prior to game day and get to AAMI Park early in order avoid the qeues at the box office and gates. View the Round 5 Game Day information for all public transport and parking details.
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