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Melbourne are bracing for one of the toughest road trips on the NRL calendar.

They face a red-hot Raiders side in the nation’s capital for what shapes as a Monday night blockbuster.

Both teams will be chasing their seventh win in a row, making this first versus third clash crucial to the make up of the NRL’s top two.

Canberra will be full of confidence, leaving Storm with plenty to ponder ahead of the clash.

“They’ve got a really good forward back and some really dangerous backs. They are on a real run at the moment and played very well against the Sharks at the moment,” Tim Glasby said.       

“I havn’t had a close look at them yet but they are looking really good. It has been tossed around that they are one of the form teams at the moment and it is hard to argue with that.

“It will be a big game. They play really well at home and it is not easy for other teams to go there.”

Be at AAMI Park when we take on the Broncos, Friday 26 August, 7:30pm.

Glasby has not missed a beat since returning from injury two weeks ago.

The consistent prop was ruled out for five games with shoulder injury but has slotted straight back into the starting side.

“I’ve never missed that much footy since I started playing NRL so I wasn’t sure how I’d go coming back but I’ve been happy with it,” Glasby said.

“I think the competition for forwards has been good all year. We probably didn’t change our forwards that much all year.

“Guys like Matt White and Mark Nicholls have been playing really well in Queensland Cup, everyone has been nipping our heels all year so nothing has really changed too much.”

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