Bromwich braces for Bulldog pack
The Bulldogs forward pack is a formidable prospect but Melbourne’s own big boys are ready for the challenge.
Canterbury rank third this season for total metres gained courtesy of a prop rotation lead by skipper James Graham.
However Storm have their own international who is once again making his mark in 2016.
Jesse Bromwich has made a strong start to the year, leading Storm’s emerging pack that has been a big reason for the side’s 4-1 record.
Both Bromwich and Graham will lock horns on Monday night in a goliath match-up set to shake the foundations of AAMI Park.
“You’ve only got to look at their forward pack, they’ve got some world class players, some big players so that’s what makes them tough for us,” Bromwich said.
“Not only that but their outside backs, they’ve got some big names there so we’ve got to work hard.
“The Bulldogs have been a tough team for us in the last few years so I’m expecting them to come down and play a strong game after Monday night’s loss.”
The Storm playing group is not fooled by their favourable win-loss collum, well aware that there is significant room for improvement in light of recent performances.
The side showcased its depth in the outside backs on the weekend with Richie Kennar performing strongly on the wing in his first game of the year, coming up with the winning try against the Knights.
Constant reshuffling in the centres and wings has made it tough for Storm’s attack to click into gear this season but Bromwich understands there is only one way to correct that.
“We just need to keep working hard at training, hard work is what fixes most problems,” he said.
“We’ve got a few young boys in the backs at the moment and we’ve got T (Tohu Harris) playing a few positions there.
“Defensively we are doing a good job and defending really well. Just our attack needs a little bit of work and it is something we are working hard at.”
Storm take on the Bulldogs this Monday night at AAMI Park, kick-off 7pm.