The Sea Eagles sit one game outside the eight and need to gain some momentum if they are to play finals but old rivals Melbourne arrive at 4 Pines Park on a three-game winning streak
and looking ominious.
The X-factor in this clash is the availability of a host of Origin stars - Jake Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans for the home side and Cameron Munster, Felise Kaufusi and Harry Grant
for the Storm.
Munster appears to be in most doubt after picking up a shoulder injury in Origin and his absence would certainly enhance Manly's chances of picking up an eighth win and keeping the
heat on the likes of the Dragons and Rabbitohs.