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St George Illawarra Dragons Kyle Stanley believes he knows what it takes to overcome the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park, Melbourne on Monday.

Despite the possibility of benefiting from Melbourne’s speed, the Hurstville United junior is conscious of errors from previous games and is certain the Red V will improve their starts and attention to detail.

The 23-year-old believes the depth at halves is creating positive competition in the squad and is eager to take to the field alongside those selected to play.

“It’s really important that we stay upbeat and start fast against Melbourne; they are a quality side,” said Stanley.

“Our attention to detail hasn’t been the best over the past few weeks so it’s up to us to work on that and improve.

“Our forward pack are very versatile and agile so the fast game that Melbourne is known for may work in our favour.

“We’re hoping to go down there, get the job done and come away with the win.

“We have a diverse selection of possible halves combinations for this game and it’s up to the coaching staff to choose the best suited for the position.

“It’s not a negative to have so much movement around our halves; it creates competition for the position and drives us to improve our game.

“It’s Round 6 and we’ve only had Tyson Frizell ruled out with an injury and Jack de Belin suspended so we almost have a full strength side; it’s looking good for us.”

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