Gold Coast's rising star, the Roosters' deceptive losing run and the Green Machine's disciplined effort: the key numbers and stats from Round 8.
Daly Cherry-Evans has ended a tumultuous week in the best possible way, leading Manly to another victory over the Storm.
Manly break their Melbourne duck and defy their defensive record but suffer another brutal injury blow as the Storm rue the one that got away.
The Sea Eagles have made it two from two this season over arch rivals the Storm, recording just their second win of the year in Melbourne on Anzac Day.
Two Manly players speak about their family connections to the Australian armed services ahead of an emotional Anzac Day clash with traditional rivals Melbourne.
It may be a battle of the league leaders against the cellar dwellers, but the Storm know they face tough test against rivals Manly on Saturday.
Melbourne Storm will have star halfback Cooper Cronk in their line-up to take on Manly at AAMI Park on Saturday night after he recovered from the flu.
Manly got the wood over Melbourne earlier this year but with the two sides now at the opposite ends of the ladder it could be a different story this time.
Gold Coast-bound Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans has lashed out at the treatment he and his family have received at the hands of media over the past week.
Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans has agreed he's 100 per cent committed to his four-year NRL deal to join Gold Coast from next year.