I think you're referring to the game we beat them in Round 2 this year. Where we were discussing the game we beat them in 2020, when we won 14 nil, and they had quite a number of players out (Cam Smith, Vunavalu, Munster, Hughes, Jesse Bromwich, and Finucane). Cooper Johns and Rylee Jacks were the halves! We pretty much had the best team we could put on the field that day.We probably don't now. But I reckon that the Storm were weakened in that match is a bit overblown, They weren't really any weaker than they've been all season. Certainly their starting thirteen was at near full strength ( missing Finucane ) , and they were missing Grant, but he's been missing in a good deal of their games they've still won convincingly. And they had Papenhuyzen, who's also been a notable out for most their season.
If anything I reckon where we were lucky is that we got them early, and we started the season stronger than they did. A lot of which is probably down to adjusting to life without Smith.
Also I'd reckon picking a full strength Storm side now, would look a bit ( not a lot, but enough ) different to what you might have picked back then.