Storm looking forward to Suncorp return
Storm may have an impressive record at Suncorp Stadium but that means very little to Crag Bellamy as he prepares his side to face the Broncos on Friday night.
A big crowd is expected to witness the blockbuster clash and it will be an environment the Storm players have grown fond of in recent times.
“Most of our boys enjoy playing at Suncorp to be quite honest,” Bellamy said.
“It is certainly a great stadium, if not the best rugby league stadium it is certainly very close.
“Our players enjoy playing in a stadium like that and we usually get a fair bit of support there to be quite honest. There are obviously more Broncos there but there is usually plenty of purple as well.
“It is usually a big crowd, big stadium and our players usually enjoy playing there.”
The men in purple have won their past six games at the venue but Bellamy has been around too long to pay any attention to such numbers.
“What has happened in the past is not going to help on Friday night. The only thing that is going to help us is ourselves,” Bellamy said.
“We’ve had a really short turnaround unfortunately, five days, but hopefully we can have a good training session today, prepare as good as we can and it will be good enough for a good performance on Friday night.”
Brisbane are desperate to overturn their recent string of results that has come while they manage the workload of several of their Origin players.
Wayne Bennett will no doubt have his charges fired up though Storm are remaining focused with their own backyard.
“We are just thinking about this week and hopefully we can go into the bye feeling pretty good about ourselves,” Bellamy said.
“It is a tough ask up there, the Broncos probably haven’t been going so well the last couple of weeks… but we just know the quality of players in that team.
“I’ve been there I know what their mentality is up there so it will be a really tough game up there on Friday night.”