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Bench performance impressing Bellamy

Craig Bellamy has been impressed with the efforts of his bench players after the first two rounds of the 2022 season saw the Storm hit with a number of injuries. 

Speaking on Friday, Bellamy made a point of highlighting the efforts of the Storm rotation that has played a crucial role in the Club’s two wins so far. 

“Getting used to the pace of the game, it’s a tough thing to do,” Bellamy said of his young brigade. 

“Alec (McDonald) has been great for us. He knows what his job is and he sticks in those parameters and he’s been playing long minutes for us and that’s one of his strengths. He’s a fit young guy and he’s a strong guy and we’ve needed that off the bench. 

“Josh King has come in and hasn’t played a lot of NRL as a starting player but in the two games, he’s played 60 minutes for us. 

“Those guys have done a tremendous job for us and a couple of the other guys off the bench have done a really good job for us.” 

With long term injuries and COVID protocols affecting the Storm line-up in the opening weeks of the season, Bellamy has confidence in his new recruits to continue to step up and deliver. 

“We just want them to keep doing their job, keep learning and keep improving on their combinations with their teammates and we’ll see what happens from there.” 

“I couldn’t be happier with the effort in the first two rounds. 

“We still need to tidy up on a few things technically, but putting that effort in there first, we get that right, you’re always a chance.” 

Craig Bellamy pre-game media: Round 3

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