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League leaders Storm aren't perfect: Blair

Melissa Woods 20/04/2011 04:57:57 PM Comments (0)

Dismissing their NRL table-topping position, Melbourne Storm backrower Adam Blair says his side is far from playing perfect football.

The Storm have done a demolition job on most of their recent opponents, including an 25-10 away victory over the Panthers last round and have lost just one match from six.

Ahead of their next clash, against the Warriors in Melbourne on Anzac Day night, Blair says they still need to improve.

"Individually, everyone has something to work on each week," said Blair.

"I don't think anyone has had a perfect game, I think there's always something there that you want to work on to get better."

He said he had confidence the side would still succeed in 2011 despite the massive turnover in playing talent.

"We had to wait until the first game to see how we'd turn out, but so far, so good."

The 25-year-old, who is relishing the Storm's flamboyant playing style this season, said no-one in the club was getting carried away with their position on the NRL ladder.

"We haven't spoken about it, it's about playing every game to the best of our ability."

The Kiwi international says he hopes to have his playing future decided "sooner rather than later" and that he hoped to follow other recent re-signings Billy Slater, Matt Duffie, Ryan Hinchliffe and Kevin Proctor and stay in Melbourne.

The Storm have lost one player for next season with injury-prone centre Chase Stanley returning to the Dragons after signing a two-year deal.

The 21-year-old looked like he would finally deliver on his potential but suffered a season-ending knee injury in round one.

Stanley hardly played last year after undergoing shoulder surgery and then an elbow injury, only managing eight games in total for Melbourne.

The club is also struggling to retain fellow centre Beau Champion, who said he's considering leaving at the end of the season because he's home sick.

Stanley, who played 41 games for the Dragons between 2007-09 said he wanted to play alongside his brother Kyle, who recently re-signed with the club for three years.

He has another brother Jamie, 17, also at the club.

"There is a really great culture at the Dragons and that family feel is something I have missed," Stanley said.

"Playing alongside Kyle was a big factor in coming to the club and the opportunity to play alongside him would be special and one I am looking forward to."

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