No rest on Bellamy’s watch
The Minor Premiership may be secured but the hard work is only just beginning for Melbourne.
With only two games remaining until finals, Storm will head into Saturday’s clash against the Rabbitohs at nearly full strength.
Rather than ease into September action, the men in purple will be putting their foot well and truly to the floor.
“Our focus is on doing things as good as we can every day,” Craig Bellamy said.
“If we get into those good habits hopefully they will just come automatically in two or three weeks time. There are still things we need to do a touch better, we are really focused on that.
“I don’t think there is going to be any let down this week.
“There’s a few guys playing for some positions as well so all that adds up to everyone going flat out on Saturday night.”
The temptation could be there to rest players given the need to be fresh and ready for that first final.
However the Storm coach all but put a line through that idea.
“Not unless they have injuries,” Bellamy said.
“Everyone has got a bump or a bruise at this time of year but unless it is restricting them at all, we will be going in with our best team available.
“If you start resting players momentum might stutter a touch.”
Storm kick-off against the Rabbitohs at the family-friendly time of 5.30pm at AAMI Park.