'Embarrassed' Bellamy's frosty reaction to upset

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has slammed their performance in the loss to Parramatta on Saturday night.

Bellamy said it was the worst effort he'd seen from the team for a major milestone game like it was for Felise Kaufusi in his 150th cap which ended the Storm's record-equalling 19-game winning streak.

"You wouldn't think it was too much pressure with (the record) but we had plenty to play for. It was Felise's 150th and there are about 14 guys in our club that have done that," he said after the 22-10 defeat.

"That is a big milestone for him but we didn't give a yelp tonight. That's deflating. I can't remember the last time I was as disappointed in a milestone game for one of our players. I am a bit embarrassed."

Storm coach Craig Bellamy (Getty)

Storm halfback Jahrome Hughes told Nine's NRL Sunday Footy Show that Bellamy was very frosty in the locker room.

"As you can imagine he wasn't happy," Hughes said.

"I think the less you say, the worse it is. We were disappointed how we played by Parramatta turned up and outplayed us.

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"We've still got a lot of work to do, especially after that game and build momentum into the finals."

The Eels emerged as a genuine premiership contender with the upset over Melbourne.

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