Melbourne are bracing for a Saturday night blockbuster with a feminine touch as they get set to welcome the reigning premiers to AAMI Park.
In his first game since round five, Melbourne fullback Billy Slater scored two tries and set up another in a comfortable win against the Eels.
The 15th-placed Eels managed to stay with competition heavyweights Melbourne Storm in a spirited first half but faded badly under relentless pressure.
A clinical 80 minutes of high-percentage football and two tries to Billy Slater has helped a disciplined Storm side outlast a willing and attacking Eels outfit
With an option to finish at the Storm in 2016 or 2018, Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is unsure what his future holds.
They might be at different ends of the ladder, but just two wins separate the Eels and Storm ahead of their Round 9 meeting at Pirtek Stadium.
Blake Green once had the job of fetching the footy around Pirtek Stadium but on Sunday he will be responsible for controlling it.
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Greg Bird is facing between six to eight weeks on the sidelines after he was charged by with a grade two dangerous throw on Kiwis winger Jason Nightingale.
Ben Hampton used the off-season arrival of fellow five-eighth Blake Green as motivation to improve his own game.