Mick Ennis helped to steer the Cronulla Sharks to their maiden premiership over Melbourne in 2016. The Fox League expert explains how the Storm can be beaten.
You must be ready for the war physically, emotionally and mentally – there are no shortcuts when it comes to beating Melbourne.
The Storm love to stand over you physically, so you need to show that you’re not intimidated. You need your big men to carry hard with support and plenty of energy from your halves and fullback. This keeps Melbourne’s numbers out of the tackle, which they love to commit to take control of the ruck.
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To put it simply, your forwards need to be ultra-aggressive and once they’re down fight hard on the ground to get the play the ball speed.