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.�