Melbourne Storm

Video preview: North Queensland Cowboys v Melbourne Storm

Road warriors: Johnathan Thurston and the Cowoboys are on the verge of something special.

10:45 PM   Two teams will big plans for September square off on Saturday night. Who'll give their title hopes a nudge in the right direction?

Bellamy expects Storm to lift for Cowboys match

Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Roy Ward 3:25 PM   The goods news is Melbourne Storm don't play another bottom side this season, the bad news is they will only face NRL finals sides for now on.

Slater confirms two-year deal with Melbourne Storm, aims for one-club career

Billy Slater

Roy Ward   Billy Slater aims to be a Melbourne Storm player for life with new deal to take him to age 34.

Hinchcliffe focuses on finals in last Storm home game

Ryan Hinchcliffe of the Melbourne Storm.

Roy Ward   After seven years in Melbourne, Ryan Hinchcliffe will play his last game at AAMI Park sometime in the next six weeks whether it's this Saturday night or later in the finals.

'We don't deserve to be in the finals'

Kurt Gidley of the Newcastle Knights  after scoring a try as Cameron Smith of the Melbourne Storm looks on during at AAMI Park on Monday night.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says his side hardly deserves to play in the NRL finals after losing to struggling Newcastle Knights at AAMI Park on Monday night.

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Knights upset Storm 20-6

Kurt Gidley of the Newcastle Knights beats the tackle of Cameron Munster to open the scoring in the clash with Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park on Monday night.

Roy Ward   In a round where three premiership contenders lost star players, Melbourne Storm lost their nerve.

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All the injury and suspension news for top-eight contenders

Hamstrung: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Carayannis   All the injury and suspension news for the top eight candidates.

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Storm focus on danger game against Knights

Jesse Bromwich of the Storm celebrates after scoring a try during the Storm's last game against the Cronulla Sharks.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm could move back into a tie for fourth place if they beat Newcastle Knights on Monday night.

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Storm’s Duffie overcomes injuries to put career back on track

Matt Duffie of the Melbourne Storm scores a try which was later disallowed by the video referee during the round 22 match against the Gold Coast Titans.

Roy Ward   Matt Duffie found a way back onto the field after over two years out of the game.

Storm expects Buderus to inspire Knights

Knights coach Danny Buderus.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says the Newcastle Knights will look to "bleed" for former captain, now interim coach Danny Buderus.

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Slater assumes coaching role in guiding Munster

Helping out: Billy Slater has been acting as a mentor to Cameron Munster.

Michael Carayannis   Billy Slater has taken to coaching, and he wants more.

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Live NRL: Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

Live NRL: Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

Follow full live coverage of the clash between the Storm and the Knights.

McKinnon injury won't spook Knights: Buderus

Chief Knight: Newcastle coach Danny Buderus.

Robert Dillon   The Knights return to the Melbourne venue for the first time since Alex McKinnon suffered his career-ending broken neck, but coach Danny Buderus says there are no psychological demons.

No bus no worries for Melbourne Storm who beat Cronulla Sharks 30-2 with Ben Barba injured

The Storm celebrate.

Michael Carayannis   Melbourne hold Cronulla tryless to win 30-2 and end the Sharks' late-season purple patch.

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Storm show Sharks how to wrestle according to Gallen

Pleading their case: Paul Gallen has words with referee Gerard Sutton at half-time.

Michael Carayannis   If Melbourne are allowed to wrestle as they did against his team they will go close to winning the competition, Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen said on Monday night.

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Live: Sharks v Storm

Sharks v Storm

Andrew Sonter   Follow full live coverage of the clash between the Sharks and the Storm.

Storm players forced to take taxis to clash against Sharks

Breakdown: Storm skipper Cameron Smith arrives via taxi for the game against Cronulla.

Michael Carayannis   Melbourne players were forced to hail taxis on the side of the road ahead of their match against Cronulla on Monday night.

Knights return to scene of McKinnon injury

Alex McKinnon.

James MacSmith and Russell Jackson   Skipper Kurt Gidley says McKinnon, who suffered a career-ending spinal injury, will be in the minds of Newcastle's players when they meet the Storm at AAMI Park.

Storm want to win for Proctor against Sharks

Kevin Proctor will play his 150th game against the Sharks on Monday.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm know they will have to focus if they are to beat the Cronulla Sharks.

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Storm coach Bellamy says finals-like test in Cronulla Sharks clash

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Storm coach Craig Bellamy looks on during a Melbourne Storm media session at Gosch's Paddock on August 6, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Roy Ward   The sixth place Storm will receive a tough test when they play fifth-place Cronulla on Monday night.