The Storm faced off against the Bulldogs in an innovative opposed session on Wednesday evening ahead of their final trial this Saturday night.
The Melbourne Storm are hoping a lack of mental toughness will be a thing of the past when it comes time to kick off the 2015 season.
The Storm have cruised to a 44-12 NRL trial win over Queensland Cup side Easts Tigers in Melbourne.
Canberra young gun Mitch Cornish has helped to steer the Raiders to a 32-20 NRL trial victory over a Melbourne side missing their big three.
Ben Hampton had chances to leave Melbourne but believes he has unfinished business with the Storm and will be looking to cement the No.6 jersey.
A powerful 24-4 win has sent the Rabbitohs through to the finals as the first team to win all three of their pool games.
The Storm easily accounted for Penrith to earn on Saturday their first win of the Auckland Nines weekend with a 20-4 victory.
Reigning champions North Queensland have come out firing in the 2015 Auckland Nines, thumping Melbourne 17-8 in their opening pool match.
At the Melbourne Storm it's all about the 'Big Three' – Smith, Cronk, Slater – plus boom Kiwis prop Jesse Bromwich and a new recruit who could be great value.
A desire to play longer minutes and earn a starting spot were behind Dale Finucane's off-season move south from the Bulldogs to the Storm.