A loss to the Wests Tigers on Friday night, the Storm's second this season against a team occupying last place on the ladder, has Melbourne on edge.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy didn't hold back when assessing his side's Round 21 loss to the Tigers, claiming Melbourne "have a problem" and were "soft".
Farewelling Richards and Galloway in their final game at Leichhardt Oval in Woods' 100th NRL game, the Tigers produced one of the upsets of the season.
Wests Tigers have scored their first win since Round 14, running in six tries to down the Storm in an entertaining clash at Leichhardt Oval on Friday night.
For the fourth time in five games the Storm head back out on the road to take on the Wests Tigers and Leichhardt Oval on Friday night.
While this game might seem a mismatch on paper, a closer look reveals the Tigers are in with a real chance of ending their five-game losing run on Friday night.
An experienced dummy-half gets one over his younger counterpart, a star playmaker's untimely injury, Melbourne's Kiwi connection, and the Broncos roll on.
Wests Tigers lock Martin Taupau and Broncos prop Adam Blair have both entered an early guilty plea, and will miss three and two weeks respectively.
Yet another Melbourne player will be UK-bound at the end of the season with forward Dayne Weston set to join Leigh Centurions.
Storm captain Cameron Smith has praised his side's ability to overcome a tough early period against a desperate Dragons side on Saturday night.