Storm fullback "doubtful" to face Newcastle as Craig Bellamy hints he could rest Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk in the coming weeks.
The Knights led against the Storm earlier this season until a Cooper Cronk try-scoring double got Melbourne home. Can they do one better this time?
All Felise Kaufusi wanted to do this year was force his way into the Melbourne Storm squad and play regular first-grade football.
Storm utility Young Tonumaipea has re-signed with his hometown team of Melbourne until the end of 2018.
Had Melbourne lost their past few games they could have been forgiven for using injuries as an excuse, but Storm forward Kenny Bromwich doesn't see it that way.
Ahead of his final Origin appearance, departing NSW skipper Paul Gallen claims Queensland counterpart Cameron Smith is the best player he's ever seen or faced.
He already trains alongside Queensland's Cooper Cronk at the Melbourne Storm, and Brodie Cronk is also out to emulate the star for Queensland's under-20s.
Melbourne Storm forward Felise Kaufusi has been added to the Maroons squad ahead of Origin III as 18th man.
It's been the fashion statement of the 2016 season that has garnered its fair share of detractors but Storm centre Cheyse Blair is happy with his long sleeves.
It's a deal that has been close to being finalised for more weeks than Craig Bellamy would care to recall but he remains hopeful that Cooper Cronk will sign.