A total buy in from the entire playing group is what it has taken for the Storm to overturn what was a lacklustre first 18 weeks of the season.
New Storm winger Marika Koroibete is quick, powerful and plays with a take-no-prisoners approach. If you doubt that, just ask Mitchell Moses.
This time last year Ben Roberts had one hand on a wooden spoon and the other on a ticket to Japan. Now he's in the running for a fairytale finish to his career.
Ben Hampton had a tough decision to make: return home to North Queensland, or stay in Melbourne and learn from some of the game's greatest mentors.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy has expressed his frustration with the dual referee system, saying inconsistencies on Monday night were frustrating for both teams.
One of the most tumultuous weeks in Wests Tigers' history has ended with a frustrating 28-6 defeat to a surging Melbourne Storm on Monday night.
Both these sides are still well and truly in finals contention, yet appear to be heading in opposite directions.
For the second week in a row Melbourne will face opposition that has endured a week of off-field distraction.
Rival clubs were circling but in the end Ben Hampton has re-signed with the Melbourne Storm for the next two years.
Storm forward Ryan Hoffman is looking at a fourth victory lap on Grand Final day on October 5 to bring to an end his 11 seasons in Melbourne.