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MELBOURNE Storm prop Tim Glasby says all 17 players must help contain Brisbane livewires Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt on Thursday night.
Storm returns to AAMI Park with a full head of steam after gritty back-to-back away wins against Canterbury Bulldogs and New Zealand Warriors.
“(The Broncos have) got strike (power) across the park, so it will be a tough job for us,” Glasby said.
“They’re two very dangerous halves and they complement each other really well.
“That will be a big job for all of us; the forwards, backs and our halves (must work together) to help control that threat.”
Milford and Hunt gained 198m from 25 runs in Friday night’s golden-point loss to nemesis North Queensland in Brisbane.
“Anthony Milford is very unpredictable. You’ve got to make sure you’re aware and ready whenever you’re around him,” Glasby said.
“There will be a bit of focus around (stopping) those two.”
Glasby said Storm would benefit from a tough start to the season, playing in wet conditions without stars Jesse Bromwich (dislocated thumb), Billy Slater (shoulder) and Tohu Harris (knee).
He said the return of last year’s Dally M best prop next week would allow his teammates to make a bigger impact in shorter stints on the field.
“Overall it’s a real positive for them,” he said.
Glasby said the prospect of playing dry-weather rugby league in front of a big home crowd was an exciting proposition.
“It’s always good to play at AAMI Park … we can’t wait to get back in front of our home crowd,” Glasby said.
“We always get a good crowd and with the Broncos it should be another good one. We can’t wait.”
Originally published as Bronco task needs perfect Storm