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All business for Storm on Gold Coast

Melissa Woods 07/08/2011 11:06:38 AM Comments (0)

Melbourne Storm may be escaping to the sunny climate of the Gold Coast but there's no chance of a holiday according to halfback Cooper Cronk.

And neither do they want or need one.

After steamrolling Penrith 26-6 to lay one hand on the NRL minor premiership, the Storm next face the bottom-placed Titans, who had a four point win over the Sharks.

Melbourne plan to extend their stay in Queensland from game day on Saturday until Tuesday as they prepare for a blockbuster clash with defending champions St George Illawarra at AAMI Park Friday week.

But Cronk said there was no chance they would be putting their feet up.

"I've been under Craig (Bellamy) for nine years now and I've never had a holiday under his tutelage so I doubt that's going to be happening," he said.

"It's just something we as a club have done over the last couple of years.

"We've got a pretty strenuous schedule coming up with Manly and the Dragons back to back."

The representative No.7 said he didn't feel like he needed to be rested during the remaining rounds before the finals.

"I'm enjoying my footy at the moment and trying to play as consistently as I can," he said.

"The sports science and coaching staff have got all the measures in place so if we're tired or overtrain, and you've got to put your faith in their hands."

Fullback Billy Slater, the standout performer against the Panthers, agreed.

"I'm feeling quite fresh and I'm more looking forward to getting out on the training paddock with my teammates and trying to work on our combinations and trying to make sure come September, we're as sharp as we can be."

Cronk said while the club wanted to win the minor premiership, it was only a by-product of their bigger goal.

"It's definitely held in high regard and is something we cherish."

The Storm have one injury concern after the Penrith win with prop Adam Woolnough suffering injury to his Achilles and calf.

While coach Bellamy was concerned it could be a longer term injury, Woolnough hoped he would only be sidelined for a week.

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