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Finucane stitched up and ready to fire against Sharks

Finucane is no stranger to wearing head tape due to cuts and bumps, but he admitted his wife was startled by his appearance on Monday morning.

“It’s a regular occurrence for me, unfortunately,” Finucane said.

“I didn’t get home until late [on Sunday] so she didn’t see me until the next morning so I did scare her a bit when we woke up.

“Ever since she keeps forgetting it’s there. It’s scaring her each time. My son is all right with it, he’s only five months old, so he doesn’t know what’s going on yet.”

Finucane’s wounds may not be pleasant viewing but they shouldn’t keep him from playing for the Storm when they face Cronulla in Sydney on Saturday night, as the swelling has gone down in recent days.

In normal times, the Storm-Sharks clash would be a keenly anticipated, but as a young father, Finucane admits he also is closely watching events and how many nappies, wipes and other baby essentials the family has at home.

Talk continues about the NRL taking players into quarantine or isolation to keep them from contracting the virus and being forced off the field.

Finucane accepts the team must travel interstate for games, especially as the NRL is using chartered flights at present, but he admits he would be torn if his side was asked to move away from Melbourne for any period of time.

“Not seeing my family for that period of time would be very hard,” Finucane said.

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“Ask me a year ago and I probably would have been fine to do that.

“But I have got obligations at home and I want to be at home as well for my family.

“Everyone is in different stages of their life so you are going to have differing opinions throughout the league.”

Storm play Cronulla at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney on Saturday at 7.30pm.

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