Cowboys hooker Jake Granville has been a work in progress for North Queensland coach Paul Green - a project that is now paying big dividends.
In a big warning to rival forward packs, in-form Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich says he is always looking to learn and improve.
Sydney Roosters have been dealt another significant injury blow with Jared Waerea-Hargreaves facing the prospect of a long stint on the sidelines.
The Storm and Roosters were both impressive in wet conditions at AAMI Park. Here are five key points from their thrilling Round 7 clash.
The Melbourne Storm have taken a one-point win over a brave Roosters side in one of the highest-quality games of the season at a drenched AAMI Park.
A match-winning try in the final two minutes from hat-trick hero Jake Granville gave the Cowboys a comeback win over the Warriors in Johnathan Thurston's 250th.
William Zillman and Josh Hoffman both scored doubles as the Gold Coast Titans ran away with a comfortable win over the Panthers on Saturday.
Can an injury plagued Panthers outfit overcome a resurgent Gold Coast? History says whatever the outcome, it will be a high scoring affair.
Can the Cowboys continue their blistering form or will the enigmatic Warriors steal the show in Townsville?
There will be State of Origin and International stars a-plenty when these two teams take to AAMI Park on Saturday night.