Storm focusing on attack
Ahead of Monday night’s encounter with Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground, Storm Coach Craig Bellamy says his side will continue to focus on their attack.
“Certainly our learning from the last couple of games has been our attack,” said Bellamy.
“There are just a couple of little things we need to work on, but we need to work on them hard and we need to be consistent at doing them on game day.”
Bellamy acknowledged the difficulty of the task at hand, having played the ladder leading Broncos last week and now facing an always formidable Bulldogs outfit welcoming several key additions.
“They’re certainly a quality side, they’ve played in two of the last three grand finals,” Bellamy said.
“They’ve got a really good team there and plenty of Origin players. They’re a big side.
“They’re always a competitive side and they will be a lot of hard work for us on Monday night.”
Bellamy also took time to pay tribute to departing Storm stalwart Ryan Hinchcliffe, who announced earlier in the week this season will be his last in Melbourne before heading to Huddersfield in the English Super League.
“A guy like Hinchy has to work really hard to get to the level he’s got, he certainly plays well above his weight,” Bellamy said.
“He’s one of the toughest players I’ve ever coached to be honest.
“He’s a great clubman.
“Whatever he does, whether it be at training, whether it be socially or whether it be on the field he always does what’s right for the team and that’s what you love about him.
“He’s so consistent, you know what you’re going to get out of him each week and that’s a nice thing for a coach to know.”