Two teams aiming to play their way out of a form slump go head-to-head, with the Roosters enjoying home ground advantage and Brisbane with more to play for.
Johnathan Thurston is out but some big names are back as NRL Fantasy coaches look to snap up the big guns for the crucial final few rounds of the season.
The Broncos' slide continues, the Raiders enter the top four and the Tigers' faith in the future is paying off on the field.
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes the difference between his side and those at the top of the table is the ability to make big plays when needed.
The Roosters may have scored first but the Melbourne Storm answered with 26 straight points to rise – temporarily at least – to the top of the ladder.
The Melbourne Storm were at their efficient best on Saturday night, rolling past the Roosters 26-10 to remain in the race for the NRL minor premiership.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson was forced to question his players' efforts the last time they played the Melbourne Storm, but there's no chance of it repeating.
Barring a minor miracle, the Roosters will not feature in the 2016 finals series. But that doesn't mean they've given up on the season at hand.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy believes his side needs to improve on last Sunday's performance against the Knights if they want to beat the Roosters this weekend.
The Storm handed the Roosters their biggest loss of the season six weeks ago, but an improving Tricolours outfit should pose more of a problem on Saturday.