A powerful display from Storm forwards Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor and Tohu Harris has helped Melbourne to their sixth-straight win, downing Penrith.
The Storm and Panthers have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 13 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The NRL has postponed today's Holden Cup match between Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers at the Sunshine Coast due to the state of the playing surface.
The Storm will be boosted by the inclusion of at least one of their Origin stars on Saturday night, as Cameron Smith looks likely to back up against Penrith.
From Slater, to Lawrence, Sandow and Atkins' four-try effort, there have been some remarkable first grade debuts in recent years.
With Cronk in doubt all week and Boyd yet to be tested at fullback at Origin level, two of Queensland's most consistent performers showed what they're made of.
The Melbourne Storm will be out to make it six wins in a row when they take on the Panthers on Saturday night, but they may be missing their biggest stars.
If it were up to Blake Green, the Storm five-eighth will be playing in Melbourne next season, but he admits that there is another half who is more important.
While the Storm are sitting equal first with a win-loss record of 9-2, they know that one of the toughest periods of their season is upon them.
Cameron Smith will become the most capped player in State of Origin history when he runs out onto rugby league's toughest arena.