Embrace the Origin challenge: Bellamy
Storms fans will receive an exciting glimpse of the future on Saturday night.
The Club will have five players away on Origin duty which paves the way for some youngsters to step up and seize their opportunity.
Of the players named in Craig Bellamy’s 21-man squad, 15 have played less than 40 NRL games.
However a lack of experience can be made up for with youthful excitement.
That is the approach the Storm coach is taking ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the Cowboys.
“We embrace this period of the year,” Bellamy said.
“We get the chance to look at some younger guys and a few guys who have earned the right to be playing in the NRL so we will see how they handle it.
“We always embrace these situations but it is also a real challenge for our Club.”
Bellamy likened selection this week to a “jig-saw puzzle” as he was forced to make seven changes to the side that defeated Cronulla last Thursday night.
Introducing so many new faces into the line up could be difficult but the trick is to just keep things simple.
“We just need them to play to their strengths,” Bellamy said.
“That is what we have molded our game plan around, everybody’s strengths so that is what we will be looking for them to do.
“We don’t need them to play a Cronk role or a Smith role, they just need to go out there, play to their strengths and to what their team needs of them.”