Slow start no option for Storm

Storm barely had time to blink before finding themselves behind in their last game against the Raiders.

Joseph Leilua scored in the first minute and from there Melbourne were playing a game of catch up that they ultimately lost 22-8.

Storm missed 37 tackles that night, well above their season average of 21, as was their completion rate of 78%.

This time around the men in purple are determined to be ready from the get-go.

“They got us up there, they were playing some great footy and they still are now so I think we need to lift from where we started last time we played them,” Tim Glasby said.

“Their start was really good against us and they scored a couple of tries early on.

“I think we were a bit slow at the start and struggled to peg them back so we really need to pick up from that one.”

Melburnians have rallied behind their rugby league team in recent weeks, achieving three consecutive 20,000-plus crowds for the first time in the Club’s history.

The playing group is hoping there will once against be a purple takeover of AAMI Park this Saturday night.

“Definitely, it has been great the last three weeks,” Glasby said.

“It is such a big game, an exciting game and hopefully we can get another big one it will be great.

“Canberra is obviously playing some great footy and they have been for a while. They’ve got a big forward pack so it is going to be a really tough job for us fellas on Saturday night.”