It'll be a big test on Thursday night when the Sydney Roosters take to the turf of Suncorp Stadium for a blockbuster battle with the Melbourne Storm.
While the Storm are riding high on the back of a big win over the Warriors, the Roosters are enjoying five straight wins since the resumption of the NRL competition.
The Roosters are sitting in third place, while the Melbourne Storm find themselves just below on fourth, separated by for and against alone.
Over the last few seasons, the majority of battles between these two competition heavyweights have been tight and tough.
It's only fitting that Round 8 kick off with a bang! Here's all the numbers and info you need heading into Thursday night's clash.
Storm v Roosters
Thursday, July 2nd
Kick off: 7:50pm
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BROADCAST: Channel Nine, Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App
Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan PapenhuyzenFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi VunivaluWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Storm is number 3 Justin OlamCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Storm is number 4 Paul MomirovskiCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-CarrWinger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
Five-Eighth for Storm is number 9 Cameron SmithFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome HughesHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Storm is number 14 Brandon SmithHooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian WelchProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale FinucaneLock for Roosters is number 13 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Storm is number 6 Ryley JacksInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Poasa Faamausili
Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tino FaasuamaleauiInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom EisenhuthInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell Aubusson
Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-SolomonaInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy
Storm: Cameron Munster's absence with a knee injury is likely to result in Ryley Jacks or Cooper Johns being called up to partner Jahrome Hughes in the halves. Josh Addo-Carr, Christian Welch and Kenny Bromwich will be monitored after head knocks.
Roosters: Isaac Liu is currently sidelined with a broken rib. Nat Butcher replaces Victor Radley at lock while Jake Friend will power through 80 minutes in Sam Verrills' absence. Josh Morris and James Tedesco both return.
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