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Melbourne Storm confident of shutting down Tuivasa-Sheck in Anzac Day clash

Melbourne say successive NRL clashes against the Warriors and Roosters made Anzac Day planning for superstar fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck easy.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Source: Photosport

The Storm host the Warriors in their annual Anzac Day meeting at AAMI Park and coach Craig Bellamy fast tracked their preparation for Tuivasa-Sheck, as it was a repeat of the work they did for James Tedesco.

"Playing the Roosters and Warriors two weeks in a row, we didn't have to do as much preparation because (James) Tedesco and Roger (Tuivasa-Sheck)are very similar in a lot of ways - they're both very busy on the ball and hard to tackle," Bellamy said on Saturday.

"We showed some clips of Roger and I think they were the same clips as we showed for James last week.

"Roger is a wonderful player and he will be really missed when he goes to rugby union next year but hopefully we can help him have a quiet game tomorrow night."

Melbourne will be without their own "main man" with Ryan Papenhuyzen missing the match with a shoulder injury and Nicho Hynes starting at fullback.

The off-contract Hynes is out for a big game in his favoured position but Bellamy said they didn't want him to try to play like Papenhuyzen, who has been a competition stand-out this season.

"We would prefer Paps to be playing but Nicho has done a wonderful job for us off the bench in a few positions," Bellamy said.

"There are some things that Paps does that Nicho doesn't do but Nicho has a couple of other things that he can do so we want him to play to his strengths.

"He is smart with the ball, good with the ball and he knows where to be on the ball.

"We don't expect him to be a Paps, we expect him to be the best version of Nicho that he can be."

While Harry Grant looked to be the starting hooker in their final training session, Bellamy said he would continue to switch him and Brandon Smith.

"It will swap and change," the veteran coach said. "Having Brandon play a very good role in those other ruck positions, we don't lose too much at all (whoever is at hooker).

"It will be week-by-week and be a bit about how we are playing but it's a nice variation to have."