Storm coach Craig Bellamy conceded that he is “concerned” after his side’s shock 36-6 loss to the Cowboys.
The three-time premiership-winning coach also admitted that he got Harry Grant’s halfback switch “wrong.”
Melbourne were without star duo Ryan Papenhuyzen and Jahrome Hughes once again and their attack suffered as a result, but Bellamy believes it was the “lack of competition” that really hurt.
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“Really disappointed tonight,” he said in the post-game press conference.
“I thought we really lacked some cohesion but we can handle that to be honest. I thought there was a lack of competing tonight which really disappointed me.”
Asked if it was time to be concerned, Bellamy said: “Yeah I’m concerned.