There are just 30 days until Storm take the field for the first time in 2016 as the Auckland Nines fast approach.

Storm continued their pre-season preparations on a sunny Thursday afternoon with a day combined of gym and field sessions for both forwards and backs as they close out the first week of training in 2016.

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This time next month, Craig Bellamy’s side will be in action, participating in the third edition of the popular Auckland Nines tournament in New Zealand before following up with two more trial matches to round out February in preparation for the beginning of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

Melbourne Storm’s 2016 pre-season match schedule

6 - 7 February 
Auckland Nines
Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday 13 February 
Storm v Wests Tigers
5pm, Sunshine Coast Stadium
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Saturday 20 February
Storm v Canterbury Bulldogs
5pm, Belmore Sports Ground