TOOVEY'S FINAL WORD v Storm

Despite a sizeable injury list and some players remaining under an injury clouyd heading in to our clash with rivals the Melbourne Storm, Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey believes his side will be ready come kick-off.

The sides fought out a brutal 10-all draw the last time they met at AAMI Park, with neither side able to break the deadlock in golden point extra-time.

“It’s a big test and it’s always a great encounter between us and Melbourne and I expect nothing different down there.” Toovey said.

“It’s going to be tough, we’re under the pump and the underdogs and we relish that, but either way it’s going to be a tight game.”

Toovey also played down the teams form over the first eight rounds of the season, believing the side is yet to play for the full 80-minutes.

“We’ve been very good for parts of each game this year,” he said.

“In the first round we lost Brett Stewart at halftime which didn’t help us but we’ve been hot and cold so if we perform well both halves we will be a good chance.”

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