Roosters prop Sam Moa needs to aim up when he faces Storm prop Jesse Bromwich, who he labelled the best prop in the game.
One of the NRL's best young hookers goes up against the best dummy-half in the game when the Roosters play the Storm on Friday night.
Melbourne captain Cameron Smith is racing the clock to emerge from his sick bed ahead of Friday night's Qualifying final against the Roosters.
The Storm are desperate to snap their finals losing streak but face a Roosters side chasing a 13th straight victory after clinching the minor premiership.
Melbourne produce the goods, the Roosters' incredible run, Newcastle's unwanted history and the Bulldogs leave it late. The key numbers that defined Round 26.
Melbourne will begin their road back to finals redemption when they step onto Allianz Stadium against the Roosters on Friday night.
Melbourne found themselves in strange waters late Sunday afternoon, cheering on arch rivals the Sea Eagles as they helped secure the Storm a top-four spot.
The Roosters will clash with the Storm, Bulldogs will take on Dragons, Broncos host the Cowboys and the Sharks will meet the Rabbitohs.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has warned players to be careful not to bite the hands that feed them following concerns raised Cameron Smith and Craig Bellamy.
Storm captain Cameron Smith has signalled the intention of the Rugby League Players Association to put an end to five-day turnarounds in future NRL scheduling.