Play to your strengths Nate: Bellamy
Ahead of his Storm debut, Craig Bellamy has a typically simple message for Nate Myles – ‘play your role’.
Myles will don the purple jersey for the first time since crossing from Manly in early June.
Last week saw him step out for feeder side Easts Tigers for what was his first game back since injuring his elbow in Origin I.
The Queensland prop ran for 127 metres and completed 24 tackles in 51 minutes of playing time.
It was a solid comeback game and the perfect grounding for his Storm debut at AAMI Park tomorrow night.
“The expectation of Nate tomorrow night is to just get out there and do what he does well,” Bellamy said.
“He brings a lot of experience, he is certainly resilient, he is a tough footy player and he can play long minutes.”
“We expect him to play to his strengths tomorrow night and I’m sure he will be a really good leader for our younger forwards as well.”
With six players currently in Origin camp Storm will once again take a young side into their clash with the Eels.
They did the same against the Cowboys and Roosters, both games that were decided by one-point margins.
A Brodie Croft field goal handed Melbourne the points in Round 15 while the youngsters came up just short against the Roosters a week later.
Both games saw Storm lose their way in the final moments but the coach is confident the lessons learns will overcome inexperience this week.
“I’d like to think our young blokes learned a lot from both those games so hopefully we will be better for it,” Bellamy said.
“Having said that the first 70 minutes in both games they were outstanding so we will try and replicate that this week and finish a bit stronger.
“I couldn’t be critical of anyone’s effort during the Origin period in those couple of games that we have had.
“As long as they turn up, put the effort in tomorrow night, I’ll be happy.”