The finals have come a week early with a grudge match between two premiership heavyweights to begin Round 26, with history very much with the visitors.
Storm star Cooper Cronk is playing down the battle of the halves ahead of Thursday night's showdown against Brisbane duo Ben Hunt and Anthony Millford.
Consecutive five-day turnarounds has led Storm coach Craig Bellamy to question the hand his side have been dealt to round out the regular season.
The impact of Morgan's absence, the Storm's dramatic turnaround and the finals equation for both sides. Five key points from the Storm's win.
A super defensive performance has carried the Melbourne Storm to a 14-6 victory over premiership contenders the Cowboys at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says Robbie Farah's looming exit from the Wests Tigers should have been handled in a more "respectful" way.
Following the announcement of a new two-year deal with the Storm, fullback Billy Slater insisted he never considered moving to another NRL side.
Finals football is in the air and Saturday night shapes as the perfect appetizer to the big dance with two of the competition heavyweights facing off.
Fullback Billy Slater has signed a new deal with the Storm, which will see the Queensland and Australia representative remain at the club until the end of 2017.
Melbourne had their season rocked by an upset loss to the Knights on Monday night, now they need to quickly recap against the Cowboys.