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White determined to be ready for decider

By John Marsh 27/09/2009 09:49:44 AM Comments (0)

Melbourne prop Brett White says there is no way a right shoulder injury is going to keep him out of Sunday's grand final against Parramatta.

White went straight up the tunnel when he was forced off in the first half of Saturday night's 40-10 second preliminary final win over Brisbane at Etihad Stadium, causing some alarm among Storm supporters before he returned after treatment.

Storm staff insisted it was only a pinched nerve and White doesn't want to join opposite Nathan Cayless on the grand final casualty list.

"I fell on it the wrong way and lost all strength in it," White said.

"I tried to go on, didn't have anything in there, went inside, the docs had a look, fixed it up.

"I went back out and it felt alright so I've got no worries about playing with it next week."

White described the Storm making a fourth consecutive grand final as a wonderful ride.

"We've just got to keep it contained this week," he said.

"We've got a few things we've got to fix up, work hard this week."

Coach Craig Bellamy reckoned his side's second-half attack was scratchy and he expected Parramatta would continue to attract most support.

"The real acid was on Parramatta and the Bulldogs and what sort of crowd they we're going to get there," he said of last Friday night's Sydney showdown.

"Obviously the AFL grand finals on down here so we were flying under the radar a bit, I imagine.

"But at the end of the day, there's obviously going to be a lot of interest in Jarryd (Hayne, judiciary).

"All we can do is control what we do and hopefully we can get it right."

Centre Greg Inglis described Parramatta as a very dangerous outfit to come from eighth place and make the grand final.

And five-eighth Brett Finch played down lining up against his former club for the first time, saying: "Happy to be there, play anyone.

"We've got what we want now which is a crack at the big one and I'm really looking forward to next week."

Finch was replaced early and had his left ankle heavily iced.

"It's sweet, he said.

"Just a cork in the back of my leg there. It's a bit of a precaution, keeping me off it."

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