Richard Kennar   Digital Image by Brett Crockford ©nrlphotos.com :	    NRL, Rugby League, Round 14, Melbourne Storm v  Parramatta Eels @ AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC, Monday 15 June, 2015.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy was full of praise for the young side that he fielded against Parramatta on Monday night despite a narrow loss to the Eels.

Missing several senior players, Bellamy believes his young brigade put in a tremendous effort and will be better for the overall experience moving forward.

“I couldn’t fault the effort tonight; it’s a really young side,” Bellamy explained post match.

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“Between our back five, I think they had 60 games of first grade experience between the whole lot of them,” Bellamy said.

“So the effort that we put in was tremendous. They put in a really good performance at training during the week and things went really smoothly, they were very enthusiastic.”

“There were a lot of positives to take out of the game in the amount of effort that they put in.”

“It’s a bit of a learning curve for a few of our younger players for when we get into this position and what we need to do,”

“Those guys took a lot of pride in representing their club tonight, especially without a lot of our chief playmakers. They were outstanding with their effort,”