Storm fullback Billy Slater is focusing his efforts to return from injury in the opening round of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Queensland heroes Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk return to Suncorp Stadium to face the Broncos with the Storm boasting an impressive record at the venue.
The Brisbane Broncos have been bolstered by the return of injured hooker Andrew McCullough for their Friday night blockbuster against the Melbourne Storm.
The results, injuries, judiciary news and talking points from the weekend's NRL matches.
Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona will miss up to eight weeks after scans confirmed the New Zealand-born forward tore his PCL in win over Wests Tigers.
In Round 7 this season, Cooper Cronk kicked a field goal in golden point to give his side a 19-18 win over the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.
The Storm were able to come away with a nine-point victory over the Wests Tigers on Sunday, but it wasn't without nervy moments late in the second half.
The Melbourne Storm survived a massive Wests Tigers second half comeback to record a win at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers have named their final teams for the Sunday afternoon clash.
Former Wests Tigers under-20s mates David Nofoaluma and Marika Koroibete will mark each other for the second and final time this weekend.