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Melbourne prop Peter Robinson believes the Storm cannot afford to underestimate the Cowboys this Saturday as it sets about trying to arrest a two game losing steak and keep its finals aspirations on track.
The 25-year old ? who is returning from a bout of severe tonsillitis that saw him spend the majority of last week bed ridden in hospital - says North Queensland are a better team than their 13th place would suggest.
?I don?t think it matters what team you play on their home ground it?s always a tough assignment. These are the games that are the hardest ones to win, the ones that you?re expected to win,? Robinson explained.
?This week?s match won?t be easy at all and we won?t be expecting anything less than the form they (Cowboys) have shown in the past few weeks.?
The Storm has yet to record a loss to the Cowboys in Townsville (overall record of 5-1) and Robinson is keen to keep that record intact despite his limited preparation.
?I?ve done a fair bit of training yesterday and today and my energy is coming back slowly,? Robinson said.
?I lost a bit of weight last week but I?m starting to put it back on already, so hopefully I?ll be back to full strength in no time. I?m feeling better every day and will be right to go on Saturday for such a big match.
?It was very tough to watch from the sidelines last weekend so I?m really looking forward to getting back out there this weekend.?