Plenty of team changes are expected for this weekend's games, no more so than in New Zealand with Warriors coach Andrew McFadden dropping six players.
The Storm have been dealt another huge injury blow to their outside backs, as both Young Tonumaipea and Marika Koroibete are in doubt for Sunday's match.
The battle on the edges between Titans pairing of Chris McQueen and Zeb Taia and the raw power of Storm duo Tohu Harris and Kevin Proctor will be vital.
The Dragons start to climb while the pressure mounts on the Warriors and Wests Tigers two months into the 2016 season.
Big wins from Canberra and the Storm are cause for the whole heap of green and purple that headline NRL.com's Round 8 Team of the Week.
Try scoring feasts in Canberra and Melbourne, another crazy put down from Corey Oates and a massive shot from Luke Lewis headline our plays of the week.
While holding the Warriors to nil was the most pleasing aspect of the win for Craig Bellamy, players and fans alike were glad to see Melbourne's attack click.
There was plenty of drama, controversy, injuries and some massive scores in Round 8 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. Here are the main talking points.
Suliasi Vunivalu's dream run continues, Tohu Harris stars and the Storm attack clicks into gear. The five key points to come from Melbourne's big win.
The Melbourne Storm have concluded Round 8 with an emphatic 42-0 thrashing of the Warriors at AAMI Park on Monday night.