Storm coach Craig Bellamy has thrown his support behind Cameron Smith following a tumultuous few days for the embattled skipper.
The bye came at a good time for the Storm, who were reeling after three straight losses, while the Warriors will be keen to continue their recent good form.
The NRL has come out in strong support of Cameron Smith in the wake of criticisms that were aired over his actions during the Alex McKinnon incident last year.
Returning Maroons halfback lives for the opportunity to test himself in pressure situations. Wednesday night's Origin decider will give him such a chance.
Melbourne and Queensland captain Cameron Smith has expressed his shock and sadness over the alleged murder of Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh.
After turning down offers from rival clubs, rookie prop Felise Kaufusi has re-signed with the Storm through to the end of the 2017 season.
The Dragons have announced the signings of Storm utility Kurt Mann for 2016 and forwards Mark Ioane and Luke Page for the remainder of the 2015 season.
In the Bulldogs' return to Belmore the fans repaid them by selling out the match and the players repaid them in turn with a powerful 80-minute performance.
A three-try blitz in the opening 15 minutes has helped the Bulldogs to a comfortable win over the Melbourne Storm at a sold-out Belmore Sports Ground.
Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has been ruled out of their Monday night NRL clash with the Bulldogs.