Melbourne have secured a home preliminary final, getting the better of a determined North Queensland side at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The Storm and Cowboys have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their qualifying final clash at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The team favoured for the premiership against the team with the best chance at going back-to-back in 20 years meet in a finals blockbuster on Saturday night.
While injuries threatened to derail Melbourne's season from the get-go, Cameron Smith believes his side's depth and spirit lifted them to the minor premiership.
A war of words has broken out between Craig Bellamy and Paul Green just 24 hours before the Storm host the Cowboys for a spot in a preliminary final.
The injury news and likely team changes ahead of the opening week of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
They've been beaten twice by the Storm this year but the Cowboys have learned how to keep calm when it matters according to Michael Morgan.
Storm skipper Cameron Smith is backing his forward pack to take it to the much-vaunted Cowboys big men when the sides meet in Melbourne on Saturday night.
12 months ago North Queensland knocked the Storm out of the finals and then went on to win the premiership and the rematch shapes as an epic blockbuster.
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