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Life in iso with Justin Olam

Affectionately known as 'the human brick', fearless centre Justin Olam has spent less time running directly at forward packs lately and more time relaxing at home in Melbourne.

"I haven't been doing too much in isolation - just a little bit of training, sleeping and watching movies," he said this week.

"I completed John Wick 1-3 and I've been watching Friends and a bit of rugby league and basketball players highlights.

"Since we have been in iso I talk with Tui (Kamikamica) the most - we talk every day. I chat to Judda (Turahui) once in a while and Nicho (Hynes) checks up on me.

"I left Nicho on seen once - not intentionally, it's a long story - and now he's off me... but he's my boy so hopefully we're good."

Softly spoken and always quick to laugh, his gentle manner away from the football field belies his fierce playing style, which has won him countless fans in Melbourne and thousands more in his native PNG, where he is fast becoming a cult hero.

"I'm scared of failing or having any regret about not giving my best."

Justin Olam

"The season has been interrupted and we are not in our usual routine for now but I'm motivated to keep training hard," Olam said.

"Talking to my family back home always keeps me motivated. It makes me appreciate what I have right now.

"It took hard work to get here and it is going to take hard work to keep improving."

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Ahead of the season restart on May 28, Olam is confident Storm will pick up where they left off.

Melbourne are 2-0 after the opening two rounds of the Telstra Premiership.

"My goal for 2020 is to be the best version of myself both on field and off field," he said.

"I want to contribute to a premiership and I'm hopeful for that this year."

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