NRL: Wahs who? Storm coach Craig Bellamy pleads ignorance of Warriors' beloved new moniker

The Warriors will look to end a nine-year losing record against the Storm, when they host them at a sold-out Go Media Stadium on Saturday. 

Though the Warriors will have a strong home crowd advantage over Melbourne, it might not work in their favour this time around.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy has certainly been oblivious to the 'Wahs' hype machine.

"I didn't even know about the Wahs," Bellamy said. "The other day I thought someone was talking about the Waratahs."

"There were a few people talking about it in the lift this morning, so I've got the message now."

But the prospect of it being chanted at their heaving Mt Smart Stadium fortress doesn't make the challenge any different, Bellamy insists.

"It's 100 metres long and 75 metres wide, and we play on grass," said Bellamy. "At the end of the day, we can only worry about what we can do."

Maybe it's that ability to block external noise paired with their dominance on the field that's helped them become a near impossible hurdle for the Warriors. 

They haven't beaten the Storm for 15 games, dating back to 2015.

"We know they're a great side," said Warriors coach Andrew Webster. "Even when they don't play their best footy, they know how to find a way to win."

But under the guidance of Webster, the Warriors have become a much different proposition.  

"He's a good bloke so I'm sure what he's been doing with the Warriors he will continue to do and they'll get better and better," said Bellamy.

The Storm know the Warriors pack will be one of their biggest threats.

"I thought we were very good against them last time but that doesn't mean we will be good again, so we have to go after it," Webster said.

Securing a win on Saturday would ensure Melbourne remember the Wahs name.