His skipper urged the NRL to suspend the season in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, but Storm vice-captain Jesse Bromwich has shown his intentions by declaring he definitely wants to continue playing.
Following their impressive 18-4 victory over the Sea Eagles at Lottoland, Storm captain Cameron Smith suggested that a two-week break from the game would help authorities come to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently threatening the competition.
The NRL has since put steps in place to help clubs deal with the virus, with the Storm set to use a private plane to fly to Sydney this weekend for their round two clash against the Sharks at what will be an empty Netstrata Jubilee.
The Storm are also taking additional steps to ensure none of their players contract the virus, with the club's weekly player media conference conducted via a phone hook-up on Wednesday morning.
And Bromwich used that platform to voice his opinion on the current state of affairs.
"For me, personally, I definitely want to play," Bromwich said.
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"The NRL are doing everything they can to look after our safety and the club is doing a great job on keeping us informed.
"We are doing our part, the NRL are doing their part and the club are doing their part, so we are playing until we are told otherwise."
Bromwich said it has been hard to concentrate at times, given the ever-changing nature of the virus that has shut down many professional sporing leagues around the world.
"It's tough times for everyone at the moment," Bromwich said.
"We are trying to keep it as normal as we can, but it is hard at the moment.
"When we are on the training paddock you are just focused on doing that and you are not really focused on what is going on on the outside.
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"In a sense you forget about what is going on for a short period.
"Everything is changing day by day, so we are just trying to keep it as upbeat as we can."
While the league is set to continue without any crowds this weekend, just what happens in the future is anyone's guess, particularly in the wake of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's announcement that the ban on crowds of more than 500 people would go on for at least six months.
One solution mooted to help rugby league continue is the prospect of all clubs gathering in a neutral venue and playing out a host of games similar to how the NRL's Magic Round is run.
"As a playing group and a RLPA it is something we are open to sitting down and talking about," Bromwich said.
"For someone like myself and the other boys with families it is going to be tougher, but it is something I am open to talking about if it comes to that.
"I have had a chat with my partner about the possibility of that maybe happening and sometimes you have got to do what you have got to do."