Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says Cronulla's verbal attack on his team is laughable, adding further spice to their NRL preliminary final tomorrow night.
The AAMI Park clash is threatening to erupt after barbs were launched this week from the Sharks, prompting Bellamy to defend his team today.
Sharks prop Matt Prior claimed the Storm practised ugly, niggling tactics.
"Most other clubs in the competition would be sitting back laughing about them calling us grubs," Bellamy said.
"They're trying to make out they're holier-than-thou and they're the squeaky- clean Sharks.
"Well, we all know better than that."
No love has been lost between the two sides since Cronulla's drought-breaking 2016 grand final win, with the Sharks dominating Melbourne since.
Bellamy said the Storm needed to put the blinkers on and focus on playing their own game.
"Whatever that record is we haven't had the best of it but the games have always been close," he said.
"We haven't changed things too much, some of our starts have been pretty poor when we've played them but we need to stick to what works for us and stick to the plan."
The Storm were preparing for Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen to play in the grand final qualifier despite a serious shoulder injury.
Gallen's inclusion will set the scene for another round with Storm centre Will Chambers, who was suspended for a grapple tackle on the Sharks forward earlier in the season.
Chambers hasn't played for the past month due to a three-match ban with his Storm coach saying he wanted controlled aggression from the Test and State of Origin centre.
"He's been training hard so hopefully he will be OK," Bellamy said.
"He's played a lot of big games, it's not like he's a 21-year-old coming in.
"Hopefully he's learnt from a couple of games this year when he's been suspended.
"We don't need that from him.
"We need him to go and get his job done and be aware when it's the right time to do certain things and when it's the wrong time."