Despite a few flashes of brilliance from the minor premiers, the Storm were able to graft out a two-point win. Five key points from Melbourne's upset victory.
The Storm are just one victory away from another grand final appearance after they ended the Roosters' 12-game winning run at Allianz Stadium on Friday night.
All the late mail heading into the business end of the season, with four blockbuster matches to start the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
Vote for who you thought the best props and hooker were in the Telstra Premiership in 2015.
Roosters prop Sam Moa needs to aim up when he faces Storm prop Jesse Bromwich, who he labelled the best prop in the game.
One of the NRL's best young hookers goes up against the best dummy-half in the game when the Roosters play the Storm on Friday night.
Melbourne captain Cameron Smith is racing the clock to emerge from his sick bed ahead of Friday night's Qualifying final against the Roosters.
The Storm are desperate to snap their finals losing streak but face a Roosters side chasing a 13th straight victory after clinching the minor premiership.
Melbourne produce the goods, the Roosters' incredible run, Newcastle's unwanted history and the Bulldogs leave it late. The key numbers that defined Round 26.
Melbourne will begin their road back to finals redemption when they step onto Allianz Stadium against the Roosters on Friday night.