When you look at the way that the Storm are playing, you have to ask yourself – can anyone beat them?
This is the question that NRL teams will be asking themselves, after they had a comfortable 34-18 victory, on the back of a solid 2nd half performance, that means the Storm have won 8 games straight.
It was Will Chambers, Dane Nielsen and Billy Slater who starred – with three tries, two tries and three try assists respectively.
Although the Warriors had the rub of the green over the Storm in recent results, including last years preliminary final – it looked as if that would be the case early, after the Warriors crossed first, on the back of a superhuman effort from Warriors winger, Bill Tupou.
Although his side managed to go pound for pound with the Storm for about 50 minutes, Warriors coach Brian McClennan was disappointed that they could not pull it off for the entire 80 minutes.
“The game was a lot closer than that,” McClennan said.
“I’m really proud of the effort of the team. For 65 minutes we were pretty well in the contest so I was very proud of the team’s effort in that regard.”
The loss of Shaun Johnson before the game was a crucial one, and it showed – with matters not helped, after fullback Kevin Locke went off with a sternum injury.
McClennan hopes that both players will be fit for next week’s clash against the Broncos.
“You get injuries and you deal with it but we didn’t deal with it well enough,” he said.
“With Kevin coming off and Krisnan moving back, that didn’t prove too good for us.”
The Storm are now the first team to begin a season with 8 consecutive wins, and Storm coach Craig Bellamy is proud of his team for achieving the milestone.
“I think it is a bit special. To win eight games in a row in this competition is pretty tough to do,” Bellamy said.
“It’s not as if all the games have gone the same way.
“There’s been times when we’ve really had to defend well and times when the game really has been opened up … whatever the game has been it seems we’ve been able to handle it reasonably well, so that’s very pleasing.”