It's a vastly different Warriors side preparing for the annual Anzac Day clash from the team that suffered a 42-0 loss against the Storm last year.
Leivaha Pulu's decision to don the headgear in recent weeks came during his spiritual journey that he credits for finally achieving his dream of playing NRL.
Brad 'Freddy' Fittler and Will McCloy wrap up Round 8 of the NRL Telstra Premiership so far and preview the two Anzac Day blockbusters.
Rabbitohs forward George Burgess has taken the early guilty plea for a grade two shoulder charge arising from Friday's game against the Brisbane Broncos.
Luke Brooks made an immediate impact on his return from injury, helping the Wests Tigers to an emotion-charged victory over the Bulldogs.
Having already faced the Melbourne Storm twice in the last two months, the Warriors likely have a good understanding of their Round 8 opponents.
The traditional Anzac Day clash between the Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons has become the most significant regular season match on the calendar
Ken Wood began his career with North Sydney in 1928. He played seven years with 'The Shoremen', scoring 15 tries in 68 games as a centre-three-quarter.
After missing several weeks due to injury, North Queensland Cowboys centre Justin O'Neill is pleased that his performances have improved after two games.
The match reports, injury and judiciary news, highlights and talking points from the weekend's NRL action.