Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy not often affords a smile however one crept onto his face after his workforce had knocked South Sydney down 50-0 at Stadium Australia.
A 71-year record-equalling six tries from star winger Josh Addo-Carr helped Storm run up the unlucky rating in opposition to the NRL premiership favourites on Thursday evening.
The win rocketed final yr’s premiers into second on the ladder however the coach was extra impressed with their full efficiency, which he says was their better of the season.
Earlier this yr, they scored 52 factors in opposition to Canterbury however let in three tries which examined Bellamy’s impossibly excessive requirements.
However Thursday evening’s win was the primary time this season they’ve held a workforce scoreless, and simply the third time they’ve finished so because the begin of 2017.
“That was simply our greatest efficiency of the season. I do not assume we have put collectively a great constant 80 minutes collectively this yr,” Bellamy stated.
“We have had a few good halves, and a few video games that we have been good for 60 minutes or so, however not 80 and I assumed tonight we did that.
“I do know Souths had been down in energy a bit however a workforce can solely play what’s put on the market and I assumed they had been super tonight.”
Addo-Carr’s unbelievable six-try haul pulled the highlight, however Bellamy reserved reward for his twin dummy halves, Brandon Smith and Harry Grant.
Smith began the sport with Grant approaching after 20 minutes to hunt across the ruck, with the pair working in tandem to punch holes within the line of defense.
It is a ploy that is labored for Bellamy to date this season, however maybe higher than anybody might have anticipated after shedding the sport’s biggest participant in Cameron Smith for this season.
“We had a giant entire to fill there with Cameron retiring, I am not fairly certain we have stuffed that gap however we have finished it another way with the gamers,” Bellamy stated.
“They care in regards to the membership, they care in regards to the workforce and so they care about their efficiency and so they play to their strengths and that is what we’re about.
“I am certain Cameron is sitting up there with a beer in his hand on the Gold Coast and actually having fun with it.
“He is given these two guys a variety of recommendation and a variety of assist and we’re seeing the outcomes of what they’ve spoken to Cameron about and practised.”