Jesse Bromwich is backing one giant prop to cover for another if Nelson Asofa-Solomona is ruled out of the Storm's opening round clash with Manly.
The Melbourne co-captain says Tui Kamikamica could cover for Asofa-Solomona if the latter fails to shake off the persistent hamstring complaint that also forced him to miss last month's All Stars clash.
While stressing that Asofa-Solomona remains a central pillar of the Storm pack, Bromwich thinks Kamikamica is more than capable of deputising.
"Tui has definitely got the capability to start,” Bromwich told NRL.com.
"He has had a massive pre-season and easily been one of our best trainers in recent months.
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"If Nelson is out with injury, I definitely see Tui as the next man up to step into the starting role."
Kamikamica was one of the Storm's most consistent performers last season. The 25-year-old averaged almost 70 meters a match over 22 appearances.
All of Kamikamica's 28 games in the NRL have come off the bench, but he didn't look out of his depth when starting against the Cowboys in last weekend's trials.
"I thought he was outstanding in the trial," Bromwich said.
"I have no doubt that when he is fit Nelson is our starting front-rower, but Tui has got his nose in front of everyone else currently."
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Bromwich said the coaches and players had been through a thorough review of their disappointing end to 2019 and were determined to make amends this year.
The Kiwi believes everyone at the club - from veteran skipper Cameron Smith to rookies like Cooper Johns - can help them improve on last year.
"There was no doubt we were the best team throughout the year, but in September when it counted it didn’t show," he said.
"We weren't at our best at the end of the year, that is just a fact."