Moving on from memorable win
The challenge of finding a balance between the highs and the lows of this competition can be a difficult one.
As good as Saturday night’s one-point thriller was over the Cowboys, the focus for this Storm side has quickly shifted to the next task at hand.
This week that takes the form of an opposition that will be out with a significant point to prove.
Melbourne will be chasing their fifth straight win of the season when they take on the Eels, who fell to the Rabbitohs last week courtesy of a last-minute conversion.
Parramatta will be desperate to atone for that home defeat when Storm roll into town on Monday night.
“I watched a little of the game they played last week, it was a tough game, a close game,” Dale Finucane said.
“Being a home game for them this week they will want to play really well for their supporters that have been backing them. It will be a really tough game for us.”
Melbourne maintained their place as joint ladder leaders with a stirring win over the reigning premiers at Suncorp Stadium last weekend.
Craig Bellamy sung the praises of his troops in his post-match media and it was a similar message behind closed doors after the game.
“He gave us a real wrap for the game defensively,” Finucane said.
“He said it had been one of the toughest games he had been a part of and he couldn’t speak highly enough of the guys in the sheds.”
As is the case in NRL world, the highest of highs must quickly be brought into line by a return to hard work.