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Having overcome the Cowboys big men, the Storm pack are ready for the next test that awaits them.

The Sharks are led by the likes of Paul Gallen and Andrew Fifita up the middle.

Much of Cronulla’s success is built by their ability to generate strong go-forward from their pack which makes stopping them hugely important when Melbourne roll into town on Friday night.

The Storm pack rose to the challenge against the highly-fancied Cowboys last week, helping the side bounce back with a 30-14 win.

They have little time to dwell on it though as the task at hand in Round 4 is just as great.

“Being a front rower, I look at the Sharks front row of Prior, Gallen and Fifita – they are certainly close to the benchmark front row in the competition,” Storm prop Christian Welch said.

“For us as a unit, we see them as one of the best forward packs in the comp so we are always aiming up.

“Playing up at Shark Park on Good Friday, there is going to be a big crowd there and the Sharks are going to be aggressive as they always are.

“We need to match that with them from the start and just trying to stick with what we did well against the Cowboys.”


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