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Jesse Bromwich: 'It's no AAMI Park but it's really good to have a home up here'

With Cameron Smith sidelined, Jesse Bromwich will co captain the side this weekend with fellow vice cap Dale Finucane.

"It's a privilege to captain the team, I have the ultimate respect for Dale and Cameron so to captain alongside Dale is very special," Bromwich said to media on Thursday ahead of Saturday's Round 13 clash with the Bulldogs.

"I don't have a pre-game speech planned, I'll leave that to Dale.

Addressing the team is so natural for Cameron, he's done it so many times and when he starts speaking you take for granted how good he is, until it's your turn to do it.

Jesse Bromwich On giving a pre-game speech

"I'm really looking forward to leading the boys out."

Jesse said the skipper would still be the spiritual leader, despite spending rare time on the pine with a low grade AC joint injury.

"He's still in some pain with his shoulder so he's had a few days off," Bromwich said.

"When it comes to game day I'm pretty sure he'll be in and around the squad.

"He will do most of his work with the spine and make sure they're in a good headspace to run out without him."

Bromwich said the playing group had a new appreciation for crowds after playing games in empty venues. He added that he hopes Storm will continue to be based at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

"It's no AAMI Park but it's really good to have a home up here - the Sunny Coast locals have really welcomed us to the area," he said.

The atmosphere is awesome. The crowd last week was really loud and they got right behind us. I'd love to keep playing here if we can.

Jesse Bromwich On Sunshine Coast Stadium

When he's not training and playing footy, Jesse has been attempting to homeschool his young kids. He's having varying levels of success.

"I've got my family up here with me and we're going through homeschooling at the moment. There's a lot of kids up here... they see other kids playing outside and get distracted and once that happens the day's done," he said with a laugh.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.