Storm players put in improved performances to help lead Easts Tigers to a dominant 44-4 win over the Tweed Heads Seagulls.
Brodie Croft and Young Tonumaipea both put in strong outings to score a try apiece while Robbie Rochow proved the pick of the Melbourne players.
Rochow had 151 metres and 33 tackles while playing the full 80 minutes of game time.
“Robbie Rochow was probably the best, he did a really good job on the edge,” Storm development coach Marc Brentnall said.
“He got a bit more ball this week, ran hard and a couple of good lines off Crofty which one of them led to a try.
“He was also strong down his edge defensively and played 80 minutes so he was good.”
After spending much of the season in the centres, Tonumaipea was given a different role on the weekend which he responded well to.
“We put him back on the wing on the weekend, we just wanted him to do the little things well,” Brentnall said.
“We just wanted him to run hard and be aggressive in defence which he did.”
Easts will travel to Davies Park this Sunday to take on Souths Logan Magpies.