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'They are doing it a lot tougher': Storm draw inspiration from Warriors

They may be NRL rivals but Melbourne back-rower Felise Kaufusi says he will draw inspiration from the Warriors as the Storm bide their time in Albury ahead of the competition's re-start.

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Unable to train together in Victoria due to government restrictions, Melbourne have been forced to relocate to the NSW border town away from friends and family to begin preparations for the NRL's May 28 resumption.

Melbourne are hopeful it will only be for one week but are prepared if their stay extends further into May.

The Storm have hardly been made welcome either with the local council holding an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday night to ban them from using facilities managed by them. But Kaufusi said the Warriors' plight had provided much needed perspective

While players can make the three hour drive back to Melbourne for weekends, Kaufusi said it was tough being so far away from loved ones.

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