Bellamy hails Anzac Day win as Storm's best of the year
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy praised his side's attacking performance against the Warriors labelling it the most complete effort of the season.
The Storm scored eight tries to two in their 50-10 romp over the second-placed Warriors setting up the victory with a healthy 38-0 lead at halftime.
"We probably had a bit of luck with a couple of bounces, but I was really happy with the intent we started with," Bellamy said.
"It was a bit of a whirlwind the first half. I think we shocked them there - maybe they were a little bit tired - they came off a five-day turnaround and had to travel.
"It's a bit hard to be critical about our first half - it was outstanding.''
The fact the Storm have scored 124 points in their last three games is a result of plenty of hard work – and coffee.
Bellamy revealed that at the start of each week the team's key playmakers brainstorm their attacking strategies over a brew.
"Adam O'Brien, our assistant coach, handles our attack and he's done a wonderful job," Bellamy said.
Match: Storm vs Warriors
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"Obviously Cameron [Smith], Billy [Slater], Cameron Munster and Ryley [Jacks] - they all get together at the start of the week and have a chat about how we want to attack, dependent on how we see our strengths, and what the opposition might do and what do. They've done a tremendous job in the last three weeks."
Storm captain Cameron Smith enjoyed the win against the top-of-the-table Warriors team and acknowledged the younger players were still growing into their roles as regular Telstra Premiership players.
"It's always nice to have a win against I'd say one of the form teams of the competition," he said.
"They're playing outstanding this year, the Warriors. We started the year with the understanding of the quality of our team.
"We knew we had some younger guys and new faces in our squad. We just didn't started the year the way we wanted to. But the last three weeks we have."
Centre Curtis Scott's ankle injury is still to be assessed but prop Tim Glasby is out for four-to-six weeks with a thumb injury.
That could put in jeopardy his place in the Queensland State of Origin side. He made his debut for the Maroons in last year's series.