Storm's attacking combinations yet to fire
The Storm are still yet to find the right blend of attack according to coach Craig Bellamy.
For all of their attacking woes so far this season, Melbourne sit in second place with four wins from five and that's something that pleases Bellamy this early in the season.
"Hopefully it's a good sign. We certainly haven’t set the world on fire with our attack, but to be up where we are on the ladder is quite pleasing," Bellamy said.
"We've tried to change a few things this season just to try and improve our attack, but that probably hasn't worked to be honest.
"There's a couple of things we'll be trying this week, we've got a long turnaround so we've had a little bit of time to have a chat about what will be the best way for us to play with the footy."
The Storm will face one of the better defensive sides in the NRL on Monday in the Bulldogs, a team that Melbourne have had trouble with in recent years.
The Dogs have won their past five games against the Storm including their last two at AAMI Park, so Bellamy knows that it'll be a tough encounter for his side.
"They’ve certainly had the wood over us over the last two to three years, so it'll be a big test for our guys," Bellamy said.
"We need everyone to match up, our forwards are going reasonably well so it's a big test for them and it's a big test for our backs as well.
"Everyone knows they’ve got a really big side, and we've got a few big bodies in our side too, so hopefully we match up alright."
Bellamy also weighted in on the job the NRL Bunker are doing, stating that he'd like for one rule in particular to be more clear cut.
"I'm not quite sure the rule about catching the ball on the inside of your block runner is such a good rule," Bellamy said.
"You'd like to think it would be black and white, but it's hard to be like that 100% of the time, there's always going to be a couple of grey areas.
"We've seen some tries disallowed when that has happened, and it's happened to us once too, but there was no interference. I'd like to see them get a penalty every time for it, I know it'll be really hard, but if you're going to have it for a try, you should have it for all plays in my opinion."