In-form Tigers here to play
Craig Bellamy will make sure his side is taking nothing for granted as they prepare to take on an in-form Wests Tigers side this Sunday afternoon.
After a slow start to the season the Tigers have begun to hit their straps, winning four of their past five games.
It will be the first time since 2013 the boys from Leicchardt will be making the trip south and they will do so with the Round 7 golden point defeat fresh in their minds.
The Storm master coach knows it will be another close encounter this weekend at AAMI Park.
“They’ve been in good form which is what we expected all year of them, they're a very talented team,” Bellamy said.
“They've got some really big forwards who go in real hard and they've got some really talented backs who get a lot of attention.
“They’ve got good outside backs as well with Nofoaluma who is very strong with the footy, Naiqama’s very quick, Simona is a very good player as well. So they’re pretty strong across the field actually… I think it’s going to be a real tough game for us.”
Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk have been named to play and will be assessed by the Club upon their return from Origin duty.
Both were missing in last week’s loss to the Dragons. Despite the 20-10 defeat, the side took plenty of heart from the way the young and undermanned side stood up.
“Having said that we’re a little disappointed after last week,” Bellamy said.
“The new guys competed pretty well for most of it but looking at it after the game there were some things that we could of done better and we’ll need to do better this week or we’ll pay a price for that.”