Melbourne lock Dale Finucane is adamant last year's grand final loss to the Roosters has been consigned to history and won't be used as ammunition for Friday night's rematch at AAMI Park.
The Roosters produced a dominant display in the 2018 premiership decider and have made an excellent start to the new season with four wins from their first five matches.
The unbeaten Storm are the only team with a better record this year and they will be keen to maintain that status when they welcome Cooper Cronk back to AAMI Park for the first time since he headed to Bondi at the end of 2017.
Finucane, a veteran of five grand finals, said last year's loss to the Roosters was an irrelevant formline as both teams have had plenty of personnel changes in the off-season.
"They have had players move on from their premiership winning team from last year and they are a different make up of their team," Finucane said.
"It's all about reviewing their games from this year.
"The Roosters are one of the benchmark teams in the competition and the current premiers of our competition and they are always a tough opponent to play against right across the park. I don't think there is really a weakness in their team."
While the Storm are yet to lose this season, Finucane admitted their form had been patchy at times and their inability to complete sets continues to be an issue.
In last year's grand final the Storm only completed 71 percent of their sets, while against the Cowboys last week the completion rate was even worse at 67 percent.
"We have been a little bit disappointing with our completions and especially last game when we were under 50 percent in that first half," Finucane said.
"If you are dwelling on the fact that you don’t want to drop the ball then you are probably talking yourself into dropping it.
"This week the biggest thing is staying in the contest."
Friday night's clash against the Roosters will be Finucane's 100th match for the Storm, after the 27-year-old made 66 appearances for the Bulldogs during a three-year stint in Belmore between 2012-14.
Finucane hasn't looked back since moving to Melbourne in search of more opportunities and is now one of the first players picked by Craig Bellamy.
"To think I have played more games here than I have at the Bulldogs is quite surreal," Finucane admitted.
"It feels like home here and it is the place where I have played my best football."