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Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

League

Melbourne Storm prepare for 'blockbuster' against arch-rival Brisbane Broncos

Raiders recruit: Storm winger Sisa Waqa will line up for Canberra in 2015.

Roy Ward The Storm head to Suncorp Stadium for a Friday night clash with the Broncos.

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy hopes departures will drive finals run

An ankle injury and some defensive struggles have slowed Sisa Waqa in the past month.

Roy Ward With Ryan Hoffman and Sisa Waqa leaving the club, Melbourne Storm hopes departing stars will fuel a finals run.

Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders

Storm v Raiders live blog.

Jon Tuxworth The Melbourne Storm host the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park, from 5.0pm (AEST) Saturday.

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Storm's Craig Bellamy and Cameron Smith repeat calls for one referee

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith gets a pass away under pressure from the Raiders' defence.

Roy Ward Craig Bellamy and Cameron Smith call for "chief" referee to either listen to his junior referee or lose him altogether.

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League

What we learnt: Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders

Reece Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth The Raiders were in the match for an hour, but were torn apart on the edges by the Storm when it counted.

League

Melbourne Storm takes down error-prone Canberra Raiders

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19:  Tohu Harris of the Storm is tackled during the round 19 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on July 19, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Roy Ward The Canberra Raiders fumbled and the Melbourne Storm bumbled but in the end, the home side found enough points to score a much-needed victory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

League

Melbourne Storm shut down Anthony Milford in crucial 28-14 win over Canberra Raiders

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Jon Tuxworth No Anthony Milford, no Canberra Raiders?

Rugby League

Storm's new acquisition Koroibete is quick and strong

Marika Koroibete looks to offload the ball against the Raiders on Saturday.

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy knew he was getting speed with the mid-season signing of Wests Tigers winger Marika Koroibete, but has been surprised by the Fijian flyer’s strength.

Rugby League

Melbourne Storm's leading try scorer Sisa Waqa off to Canberra

An ankle injury and some defensive struggles have slowed Sisa Waqa in the past month.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm winger Sisa Waqa has left for Canberra Raiders but the Storm has kept its eye on playing Brisbane on Friday night.

Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Penrith Panthers v Cronulla Sharks

Carrington Park, Bathurst, Saturday 3pm (AEST)

Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels

Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)

Canterbury Bulldogs v North Queensland Cowboys

ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)

NZ Warriors v Manly Sea Eagles

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday 2pm (AEST)

Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Monday 7pm (AEST)

League

Wests Tigers v St George Illawarra Dragons

Benji Marshall.

ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sunday 3pm (AEST)

League

NRL stars who factor with 'X' appeal heading into the year's finals

Prolific scorer: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has scored some spectacular tries for the Roosters.

Michael Chammas The league season is into the home stretch. Michael Chammas looks at the players who could be the X-factors for the teams still in contention to win this year's NRL title.

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Raiders to pay tribute to Alex McKinnon against Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park

Raiders forward Joel Edwards played with Alex McKinnon at the Knights.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders will pay tribute to courageous Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon on Saturday.

Rugby League

Melbourne Storm demands more as fight for NRL finals begins

Up you go: The Melbourne Storm's Tohu Harris experiences some heavy lifting during his side's clash with Canterbury.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm knows it needs more wins to make the finals.