The race to replace Kevin Proctor on the Storm's right edge is heating up with several candidates pushing hard to impress Melbourne's coaching staff.
They play one of the most important positions on the field both in attack and defence and there is no shortage of great custodians in the game today.
They may have lost a key playmaker in Blake Green but the Melbourne Storm say up to half a dozen young guns are ready to step up in the No.6 role in 2017.
Taking part in a Craig Bellamy pre-season is never easy, but for Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater, it beats sitting on the sidelines.
He's hardly the biggest star at his club but Melbourne Storm prop Jordan McLean's exploits haven't gone unnoticed where it matters most.
Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo squares off against Melbourne Storm pair Jesse Bromwich and Tohu Harris on the shortlist to be named Kiwis player of the year.
Melbourne believe Cameron Munster is the right man to take over the five-eighth role vacated by Blake Green's departure.
Storm lock Dale Finucane believes there's no reason Billy Slater won't be fit for the side's 2017 season opener against the Bulldogs on March 3.
Storm recruit Brandon Smith says he is eager to pick the brains of captain and fellow hooker Cameron Smith once he returns from Four Nations duties.
The fixture list for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season is out, giving a few early clues about which players will be value buys in the NRL next season.