It was not the ending Melbourne Storm had hoped for after a week full of milestone celebration.
Billy Slater entered the 300-Club while Kenny Bromwich played his 100th game to make it the first time in Storm history two brothers had reached triple figures for the Club.
The inability to give both players a fond memory of their milestone left a bitter taste in the coach’s mouth after the game.
“We need to be better than that for a guy who has played 300 games for our Club and another guy who has played 100 games for our Club,” Craig Bellamy said.
“To have a lack of intent to start the game, that ain’t good enough.”
To their credit, Wests Tigers came to play right from the outset.
The visitors brought energy and aggression which had Melbourne on the back foot for much of the 80 minutes.
“They just beat us to the jump on everything tonight,” Bellamy said.
“Especially in the first half they had a lot more intent I thought, especially with their run. I just think they out worked us and out enthused us as well.
“I thought we did some really good things tonight but I thought we did a whole heap of poor things.
“We need to get back to doing the basic things really well and doing them consistently.”
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