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Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen described it as a "get out of jail free card" as his side conjured up another stirring last-minute winner to get the better of the Bulldogs on Friday night.

After watching back-rower Eli Katoa star on the right against Brisbane, this time it was Shawn Blore on the left who made the difference – his try late helping the Storm regain the lead after the Bulldogs had scored 14 unanswered points.

“It was a bit like a Monopoly, the get out of jail free card, wasn’t it?” Papenhuyzen joked, when reflecting on the match-winner.

“You’ve got to trust our back rowers a little bit more. They come up with plays like that. Eli [Katoa] last week, same thing, just ran over Ezra Man. When they get the footy in their hands, we’ve just got to push around them and make sure we’re an option.”

“Belief is probably the word. Confidence that we can come back from anything, that our footy’s good enough.”

Blore at his best

“People talk about being confident in close games but I think it’s more about being confident in our game plan. If we can just stick to it, we’ll get opportunities to score and get ourselves back.”

His captain Harry Grant added to that sentiment in the post-game press conference.

“It comes back to the trust within the group, and within each other,” the hooker explained.

Reimis Smith Try

“We’ve had a bit of time now together, everyone knows each other as people and as players and you’re comfortable to work hard and stick to our processes.”

Papenhuyzen himself might not have been in the headlines as much as others through the Storm's 4-1 start to the year, but after a torrid injury run attracted plenty of unwanted headlines last season, the 25-year-old is fine with that.

After having such a significant amount of time out of action over the past few seasons, he is embracing the challenges that come with the weekly grind.

“Once you do it for a little bit, you get caught up in it, feel the body soreness – but I’ve sort of just been embracing that,” he said. “Finding the art of how I can get the body right for the next week, and little things out on the field where I can have an impact.”

“Sitting back and watching, you can watch a lot of NRL games and see when a team loses their heads and what comes off the back of that. For me personally it’s just been – how can I contribute in that regard? If I see people around me losing it mentally, how can I bring them back into the game?

"I’ve really enjoyed that part of it.”

What can't Coates do?

Papenhuyzen now turns his attention to the Roosters in Round 7 after a nervous wait overnight to see whether he would be charged for a hip drop tackle on Josh Addo-Carr.

The match review committee deemed the tackle to be a Grade 1 Dangerous Contact offence, which carries a $750 fine with an early guilty plea, meaning the Storm's No.1 gun can set his sights on a clash with James Tedesco at Allianz Stadium.

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