Eisenhuth relishing chance to do double on Storm
Wests Tigers forward Matt Eisenhuth is relishing the chance to take on Melbourne twice in a month after springing an upset over the defending premiers in 2018.
On that night, it was the visitors who provided the spoils in Billy Slater's 300th match, and while there's been mixed results for both sides since that occasion, the second year forward was confident his side would rise to the challenge once more as they looked to do the double over Melbourne in 2018.
"It was probably a shock to them that we went down there and got them last time," Eisenhuth said.
"They were a bit off their game that night but I think we made them off their game at times. Our line speed and our pressure was good, and while it wasn't for the full 80, we were dominating in periods.
"Other periods they got on top of us so we've got just to try and be on top for as long as we can.
"They've got a point to prove, but we've got nothing to prove.
"We can just go out there and do what we've been doing — we know we can compete with them because we showed that last time — so we'll just work on what let us down against the Eels on the weekend."
Despite already having tasted success over Craig Bellamy's side in 2018 and currently sitting above them on the ladder, Eisenhuth added that Melbourne remained the benchmark for all sides this year.
"They're the standard," he said.
"They've been the standard for a long time and it shows in their results, and I think every team wants to go out and perform against them because you know it's a great chance to measure yourself.
"They won the competition last year and you always want to take down the premiers."
See what Matt Eisenhuth had to say about this week's game in full in the video above!