Confidence is high for the Melbourne Storm heading into tomorrow’s NRL preliminary final against the Canberra Raiders.
Melbourne is coming off the back of a week off.
Storm Assistant coach Jason Ryles has told Nine, the players are feeling good.
“It was a welcome week off for us. We had a few guys a bit banged up [and] we had a few guys miss that last round as well so it’s been a week where we’ve worked on ourselves and rested and rejuvenated, and got ready for this week,” he says.
The other preliminary final will see the Penrith Panthers take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Saturday.
The Panthers will enter that match having lost just one match this season.
Bunnies captain Adam Reynolds says it will be a tough match but that his side is up for the challenge.
“[The Panthers] are playing with a lot of confidence at the moment and rightfully so – they’ve only lost the one game all year, so they’re doing something right,” Reynolds says.
“For us it’s about going out there and testing them. We need to apply pressure to them and put them under pressure that they haven’t been under this year – and if we do that, we can try and break them down and score some points.”
Meanwhile, the Sydney Roosters will be without five-eighth Charlotte Caslick for the rest of the NRLW season.
Scans of the Olympic gold medalist have revealed two spinal fractures.
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