Whilst most of his team-mates are eager to get back on the paddock and get wins in order to accrue competition points legally, for Anthony Quinn, the long road to recovery is finally complete.

Quinn, who has spent the last two seasons almost on the sidelines with a range of injuries, is looking at getting back to the form that saw him rewarded with a wing spot for NSW, back in 2008.

In 2010, the Storm as we all know were found guilty of rorting the cap, but for Quinn, after Round 9, he played no games at all.

An operation on his back prevented him from doing so, coupled with the fact that the back injury was sustained whilst he was recovering from thumb surgery.

Quinn, who is now 28, says that he feels refreshed after a lengthy spell out of the game, and is looking to make his mark for the Storm, and NSW if he gets the chance.

“The last two years have freshened me up a fair bit,” Quinn said.

“Last year I only got to round nine and the year before there was that neck issue.

“Everything’s been resolved now, I just have to monitor the workload I’m doing.”

Quinn, who played on the wing in three Origin games in 2008 for NSW, knows that he faces stern competition from a sea of younger players in Justin O’Neill, Matthew Duffie and Chase Stanley, in order to keep his Melbourne starting spot.

“I don’t want to give up my spot at all.

“Since I’ve been back at training I can see I’ve definitely got a job cut out for me to regain that spot in the backline.

“I think I’ve got the knowledge and I’ll definitely be putting in the hard work to regain that spot.”

The Storm, who were forced to shed a large proportion of their team as a result of the cap breach, are yet to discuss their primary ambitions for the 2011 season, according to Quinn.

“We haven’t thought about that yet.

“We’ve had such a large turnover of players in the club, we’re just focused on performing to the standard we feel we should be at and whatever comes from that, so be it.”

By ricky

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