One of the NRL's fiercest rivalries enters yet another chapter in its short but tumultuous history as the Storm and Broncos prepare for post-Origin battle.
Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2015 NRL season with a shoulder injury.
Melbourne Storm's Strategy and Communications Director, Dave Donaghy, will be the Club's next Chief Executive Officer it was announced on Thursday.
Forget about Game Three or even this weekend, there is every chance we might not see Billy Slater again this season with the risk of shoulder surgery looming.
What we learned from Parramatta's comeback win over an Origin-depleted Storm side in Melbourne on Monday night.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy was left fuming at several key moments that went against his side following the Storm's 26-22 defeat.
It was not pretty but the Parramatta Eels have escaped with an entertaining win against an undermanned Storm side at AAMI Park on Monday night.
With two Storm home games and Origin II in the space of seven days, rugby league is taking centre stage in the Victorian capital.
The Storm are proving their doubters wrong yet again, with an 8-4 record after 13 rounds putting them in calculations for a top four finish.
Melbourne will play Monday night's game without their captain, champion fullback, two leading try-scorers and key playmaker. But the Eels have their own issues.