BY STAFF WRITERS
The Melbourne Storm are readying themselves for the reality that their season could be over this weekend if they lose to Parramatta at AAMI Park.
Craig Bellamy’s minor premiers are staring down the barrel of a straight sets exit but the coach wasn’t thinking like that.
“I don’t care what anyone says this group has done a wonderful job this year,” Bellamy said.
“I don’t care what happens on the weekend, I hope that doesn’t come back to bite me, but at the end of the day I’m really proud of this group.
“We will be disappointed if we don’t go any further – without a doubt – we’re going to be disappointed if we get beat in whatever time the rest of this season.
“But what these guys have done to win a minor premiership – they’ve worked really hard, they’ve really stuck with each other.
“It’s been a really good season and a successful season in that way, it’s also been some real good leanings for everyone. Our young players have learned a lot about themselves, a lot about our club and a lot about the players they play with, whatever happens I’m going to be really proud of them.”
The Eels come into the match on a roll after smashing Brisbane 58-0.
Saturday’s winner will face the Roosters at the Sydney Cricket Ground.