Melbourne have celebrated Cameron Smith's 300th game in style, putting in their best performance of the season to embarrass a hapless Panthers.
Melbourne prop and New Zealand international Jesse Bromwich says he can't thank the Storm enough for his rugby league success.
Of the 16 teammates that will play alongside Smith for his milestone game, none will have done so more times than Cooper Cronk.
Melbourne will be desperate to end their four game losing streak against the side they last defeated, Penrith, in what is also Cameron Smith's 300th game.
Melbourne entered the NRL in 1998 and made an immediate impression, capturing their first premiership only a year later.
On top of his soon-to-be 300 first-grade appearances, Cameron Smith is on track to go down as one of rugby league's true greats.
While there is no lack of effort from his side, Storm coach Craig Bellamy believes it is largely misguided as Melbourne slumped to their fourth straight loss.
The Warriors produced some attacking brilliance and defensive steel to beat the Storm 28-14 on Sunday afternoon, lifting themselves further up the ladder.
A contender for try of the year has helped the Warriors defeat the Storm in an entertaining contest in New Zealand.
Two of the Telstra Premiership's best props will clash when Ben Matulino's Warriors take on Jesse Bromwich and the Storm this Sunday.