Bellamy, Kearney brace for ANZAC Day blockbuster

Craig Bellamy and Stephen Kearney came together on the eve of the biggest home and away game of the season.

The Storm and Warriors will lock horns for the ninth time on ANZAC Day when they walk out amidst the AAMI Park blackout at 7pm on Wednesday night.

A massive crowd is expected and is tracking towards a sell-out. Fans who have not yet purchased tickets are encouraged to do so quickly to avoid missing out.

Match: Storm v Warriors

Full Time
Storm

Home Team

Storm

Scored 50 points
Warriors

Away Team

Warriors

Scored 10 points

Venue: AAMI Park

Match broadcasters:

  • Fox League
  • LIVE PASS

The electric atmosphere will add to the occasion and it cannot come quick enough for both teams.

"Being ANZAC Day it feels bigger than a normal competition game," Craig Bellamy said.

"Every year it is a chance for us to ply our trade on a significant day in Australia's and New Zealand's history. The game is always played in a great spirit, we've got a great respect for the Warriors.

"It is a game everyone looks forward to and there is excitement around."

The sentiment was echoed by his Warriors counterpart.

"The significance of the day tomorrow is important for both countries," Stephen Kearney said.

"We've got a pretty close connection with the Storm and both Club's have a healthy respect for each other. For us, we are playing the defending premiers which adds to the occasion, it is a big challenge for us and one we are really looking forward to you."

Both teams will once again play for the Michael Moore trophy, in honour of Storm's inaugural football manager who tragically passed away in 2000.

To top it all off the contest alone is set to be a cracking one.

The Warriors are flying, having won six of their first seven games in what is their best start to a season in the Club's history.

Their red-hot form has not gone unnoticed across the ditch.

"It is always a hard game, no matter what this situation is on the ladder," Bellamy said.

"The Warriors have had a great start to the season and are at the top of the competition. I don't watch all their games but last week I don't remember a Warriors side defending as good as that.

"I don't know what the big fella (Stephen Kearney) is doing over there but it is working.

"It is always a really tough game because of the occasion and it is going to be the same tomorrow night."