Ferguson: Storm can be beaten

11 August 2017 18:10:01 GMTPlus11

Newly re-signed winger Blake Ferguson believes Sydney Roosters are capable of beating the Melbourne Storm for the second time this season.

The Tricolours can close the gap to Craig Bellamy's ladder-leading side to just two points if they come out on top on Saturday at AAMI Park.

Ferguson goes into the game boosted by having signed a new one-year deal.

It's also a shot in the arm for the club, who need to put last weekend's deflating loss to Manly behind them.

The Storm have only lost four times this year, once to the Eels last month when they were without four Queensland Origin stars in the form of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Munster.

They are most pundits' pick for the title, as since round 11 their only loss besides the Parramatta game was against the Roosters when they went down in golden point extra time.

Ferguson said the Roosters were "starting from ground zer"o again after the Sea Eagles loss: "I think everyone is beatable; we showed that last week. We were in some good form and got knocked back down to earth I guess," added the 27-year-old.

Having earned a new deal at Moore Park until the end of next year, the State of Origin representative is excited.

He said: "I think it was already sorted earlier this year, it just needed to get the finer details done. And we finally got it done the last couple of weeks."

Winger Daniel Tupou misses out for the Roosters, as he tore a groin against Manly, but they will welcome back co-captains Boyd Cordner and Jake Friend from injury lay-offs.

Sydney Roosters areĀ 3.25 to beat the Storm, who are 1.36.

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