Storm suffer more injuries to outside backs
The Storm have been dealt another huge injury blow to their outside backs, as both Young Tonumaipea and Marika Koroibete are in doubt for Sunday's match.
Both players are battling lower leg injuries sustained in Monday's 42-0 win over the Warriors, and Storm coach Craig Bellamy is giving them both as much time as possible to prove their fitness ahead of their trip to Gold Coast for Sunday's game against the Titans.
"We'll have a bit of a look at them today, and if we have to we'll give them a bit more time as we train again on Saturday," Bellamy said.
"We'll see how we go with them, obviously we're very short in stocks in that position, so we'll give them as much time as possible."
Along with Tonumaipea and Koroibete, Billy Slater, Will Chambers, Curtis Scott and Jeremy Hawkins are all on the injury list in the outside backs position, leaving Bellamy very short of replacements.
"[Our stocks are] getting real low at the moment, we haven't got a fit centre in the joint," Bellamy said.
"We've always got the mentality though that when someone misses out someone else gets a chance. We might have to move a couple of players away from their regular position and in the centres and see how we go with that, but hopefully in the next week or two we'll get some reinforcements.
"There's not a whole heap of them coming back in the short term to be honest. Billy Slater and Will Chambers are very long term, Jeremy Hawkins is very long term too, hopefully Curtis Scott isn't too far away, but with those guys long term it puts a lot of pressure on everyone else."
The Storm will face the Titans for the second time this season after defeating Gold Coast 34-16 in Round 2 at AAMI Park.
The trip to the Cbus Super Stadium won't be an easy one for the Storm according to Bellamy, as he is fully aware that the Titans are playing without fear each week.
"Not everyone gave them a lot of hope at the start of the year, but they've been tremendous with their effort and their ability to hang into games," Bellamy said.
"Some games they've looked out on their feet and out on the scoreboard as well, but they just keep coming back, so they've done a great job this year. None of that is going to change this week, so we're expecting a real tough game, and we're going to get a real tough game without a doubt.
"We've obviously had a bit of a look at what happened in our last match because it was only six weeks ago, but we're not resting on our laurels there, the team won't be the same, we aren't playing at the same ground and the conditions won't be the same as they were last time, so basically we start again and try to get into what we plan to do."