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Bellamy might back up to coach Blues

By Todd Balym 05/10/2009 06:20:47 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has given his strongest indication yet that he will return for a third stint with the NSW State of Origin team.

Basking in the glory of his second NRL premiership in three seasons with the Storm, Bellamy said he would wait until at least the end of the club's title celebrations before contemplating his position with the Blues.

"I haven't even thought about that. Probably in two or three weeks I will I suppose," said Bellamy.

"I will get through this week first. We have a bit of planning with our preseason this week but there will be a bit of celebration in there as well.

"Hopefully next week or the week after we will sit down and have a think and I will talk to Geoff (NSW chairman Geoff Carr) about it and go from there."

Bellamy said he would have to weigh up whether he would receive enough support from both the NSW Rugby League and Storm to continue juggling both roles.

But considering his NRL club managed to win a title in the same year of his heavy Origin commitments, Bellamy no longer has a ready-made excuse to walk away from NSW.

And, of course, he still has a burning ambition to lead the Blues to a series win after two defeats to Queensland under his direction.

"It is tough to do (both) but it's about some of the help you get around you in both areas," said Bellamy.

"The help I get in Melbourne but also the help I get in Origin as well.

"That will be a little bit a part of doing Origin again too.

"I honestly haven't given it any thought, as soon as we played the third Origin game all the energy went back into Melbourne and that's been pretty full on from there."

Bellamy said he would return to work on Tuesday with his coaching staff to begin planning Melbourne's title defence and preseason training schedule before heading to Queensland next week for some well deserved time with his family.

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