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Bellamy sets challenge for Storm

After being challenged by coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne Storm’s loss to the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Saturday, two of the club's players say the answer to turning around their form is working hard to be better.

Following the Club’s uncharacteristic fourth consecutive loss in Round 19, Bellamy shared his thoughts post-match.  

“There was some good stuff tonight but there was some stuff you’re not going to get away with at this level. You’ll pay a price and that’s what we’ve done the last few weeks.” Bellamy said. 

Speaking on Tuesday, Storm forwards Tom Eisenhuth and Kenny Bromwich echoed their coach’s comments. 

“For me personally, it’s more of that he set the challenge for us. If he’s saying something like that then he wants us to stand up and start playing some better footy,” Eisenhuth shared. 

“We have got to keep working hard. The only way we’re going to get it out of it is continuing to work harder on and off the field,

Eisenhuth: 'We have got to keep working hard'

“And when we do that, good things will happen. So hopefully this week we can go out there and put our game plan to execute that and get that win.” 

After having spent 10 years with Storm, all under Bellamy, Kenny Bromwich offered a considered understanding of the coaches' comments. 

I don't think it's too hard, it's coming from the right place. He doesn't spray because he doesn't care, he cares

Kenny Bromwich


“Probably the difference between us winning and losing is if we’re letting ourselves down. If we do that, he’s not happy about it, 

“We want to be better, so I don't think it's too hard to cop a spray or some criticism and try to be better from there, especially from the coach.”

Kenny: 'He doesn't spray 'cause he doesn't care, he cares'

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