MELBOURNE - Melbourne Storm are confident of having a full roster to select from for their NRL grand final qualifier against arch-rivals Manly on Friday night.
The team appeared full of beans at training yesterday morning after their week's break, which gave players such as forwards Jason Ryles, Todd Lowrie and Sika Manu the chance to recover from injuries.
"Hopefully I'll have a few headaches there," said coach Craig Bellamy.
"They're coming along really good."
He said they will give the five players until Thursday to prove their fitness, with centre Will Chambers, who was absent from the main group on Monday, in the most doubt with a hamstring problem.
Winger Anthony Quinn looked to have overcome a calf strain.
Bellamy said they had tweaked their preparation from last year, when they were eliminated in the corresponding game by the Warriors.
"We haven't worked as hard as we did last year; we haven't had as many sessions.
"We had a tough session on Thursday and other than that we only trained on Tuesday and the boys had the weekend off.
"They're pretty fresh at the moment."
Bellamy said Manly's defence was the key in their semi-final win over the Cowboys last Friday night.
"It was a tough, physical game which is what you'd expect from Manly.
"They did a good job with their defence and they scored enough points.
"Manly were typical Manly at this time of year; they've got a very battle-hardened team.
"They know what semi-finals are about and they know how to perform in big games."