Sport Cronk to tell Storm's NRL secrets: Bellamy

06:25  14 november  2017
06:25  14 november  2017 Source:   MSN

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Craig Bellamy expects Cooper Cronk to tell Roosters all of Storm ’ s secrets to success.Source:AAP. “I would have preferred that he didn’t but he’ll always have my support in whatever he wants to do.” After playing his entire NRL career in Melbourne

Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has called for faith and patience after his side was thoroughly outplayed by Sydney Roosters on Monday. After a team performance that his coach Craig Bellamy described as both "phyiscally weak and mentally weak", Cronk insisted the Storm needed to stick to

Cooper Cronk thanks team-mates after being presented with the match ball, during the Round 26 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders, at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Saturday, September 2, 2017.© AAP Image/Joe Castro Cooper Cronk thanks team-mates after being presented with the match ball, during the Round 26 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders, at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Saturday, September 2, 2017. Craig Bellamy fully expects Cooper Cronk to share Melbourne Storm's secrets with the Sydney Roosters but says the halfback won't know everything his former NRL club is up to.

After 14 seasons with the reigning premiers, the veteran joined the Roosters on a two-year deal after moving to Sydney to be with his fiancee.

He went with Bellamy's blessings, although the coach would have preferred he retired rather than lined up against the Storm.

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy knows part of an era is coming to an end but wants his side to focus on advancing to the 2017 NRL grand final for the sake of everyone, not only for departing halfback Cooper Cronk .

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"I don't particularly like him playing with another team but it's his decision and what's best for him," Bellamy said on Tuesday at the announcement his club would host Leeds in the World Club Challenge in February.

"I would have preferred that he didn't but he'll always have my support in whatever he wants to do."

After playing his entire NRL career in Melbourne, Cronk knows the club inside out and Bellamy believes the Roosters would benefit from that.

But he said the Storm would be making changes to accommodate his absence and the departures of Jordan McLean (Cowboys) and Tohu Harris (Warriors) and would be tweaking their playing style.

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Small Business Secrets . SBS Home. Top Stories. Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says veteran Storm halfback Cooper Cronk hasn't told him about any plans for an early retirement at the end of the NRL season.

"Craig Bellamy slams his Melbourne Storm team after thrashing by Canterbury Bulldogs". Herald Sun. Injuries to Cronk (broken arm) and Billy Slater (shoulder) during the Origin period saw the Storm lose four of six games during that stretch as they were left clinging to 8th spot on the NRL

"He can share a whole heap if he wants and I'm sure he will," Bellamy said.

"We won't be playing the same style next year, mainly because we haven't got him.

"We try to tailor the way we play to the strengths of our players so we'll have different players next year so we'll be changing a few things."

Storm newcomers including former Raiders winger Sandor Earl, who is returning from a four-year doping ban, have commenced training.

Bellamy said he'd been impressed by Earl's fitness and attitude.

"He's in really good shape and we have to get him in good footy shape now," Bellamy said.

"He's had a great attitude and he's impressed all of our staff with his willingness to work and also to ask questions and try to find the best way to be doing things so we're really happy with him."

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