Melbourne captain has praised the work ethic of his younger teammates, saying it has played a huge part in where they sit on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.
The Roosters may have scored first but the Melbourne Storm answered with 26 straight points to rise – temporarily at least – to the top of the ladder.
The Melbourne Storm were at their efficient best on Saturday night, rolling past the Roosters 26-10 to remain in the race for the NRL minor premiership.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson was forced to question his players' efforts the last time they played the Melbourne Storm, but there's no chance of it repeating.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy believes his side needs to improve on last Sunday's performance against the Knights if they want to beat the Roosters this weekend.
The Storm handed the Roosters their biggest loss of the season six weeks ago, but an improving Tricolours outfit should pose more of a problem on Saturday.
Since making his NRL debut in Round 7, Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu has taken the competition by storm, scoring 17 tries in 11 appearances.
It wasn't as easy as many expected, but the Storm did enough to resign the Knights to their 11th consecutive loss on Sunday afternoon.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy and captain Cameron Smith have questioned the validity of Newcastle fullback Jake Mamo's try midway through the first half.
The Storm have beaten a spirited Knights outfit who pushed them for the entire 80 minutes and threatened to steal the game at the death.