Cronk's class evident early, Broncos' backline woes continue, Storm extend their stranglehold over Brisbane and Vunivalu sets sights on try scoring record.
The Melbourne Storm have sent a message to the rest of the competition with an emphatic victory over the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.
The Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm have named their final teams for tonight's blockbuster clash at Suncorp Stadium.
The Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm go head-to-head in Round 17 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Storm fullback Billy Slater is focusing his efforts to return from injury in the opening round of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Queensland heroes Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk return to Suncorp Stadium to face the Broncos with the Storm boasting an impressive record at the venue.
The Brisbane Broncos have been bolstered by the return of injured hooker Andrew McCullough for their Friday night blockbuster against the Melbourne Storm.
The results, injuries, judiciary news and talking points from the weekend's NRL matches.
Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona will miss up to eight weeks after scans confirmed the New Zealand-born forward tore his PCL in win over Wests Tigers.
In Round 7 this season, Cooper Cronk kicked a field goal in golden point to give his side a 19-18 win over the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.