Sam Moa is expecting a resilient Melbourne Storm side this weekend when the Tricolours take on the team from down south on Sunday Afternoon.

With a string of first team players unavailable Moa suggests the Storm will be out to prove they can still get the job done.

“The Melbourne Storm are always tough at homer,” he said

“Craig Bellamy will definitely have them up for this game so we need to make sure we play to our strengths.”

The game holds special significance for Moa as despite a blossoming career that includes representing his country and winning a premiership he still has a box he’d like to tick.

“I’ve actually never played Melbourne so I’m looking forward to it as they are a team filled with world class players,” he said.

“We have a big job ahead of us as a forward pack coming up against Jesse Bromwich who has been one of the best players over the past few years so if we don’t do a job on him, they’re going to run a muck.”

Moa along with front row forward Jared Waerea-Hargrevaes and the rest of the forward pack are starting to find the kind of aggression and form opposition teams fear but the Kiwi International says it is still a work in progress.

“We are still off our best.” Moa said.

“We are trying to constantly improve and we’re not the finished product yet but we’re working on lifting our performances.”