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Premiership teammates one day, opponents the next.

On Friday night the Storm pack is preparing to face a man who they have long stood side by side with.

Jordan McLean moved north to join the Cowboys after helping Storm to a Grand Final victory last year.

‘A night with Cam & JT’ is the occasion where McLean will face Storm and his former teammates after five seasons in the purple jersey.

“It is going to be tough, I have always enjoyed playing with Jordan,” Tim Glasby said.

“He is going to be a tough bloke to play against, he’s big and has a lot of speed. It will be a tough job for us but hopefully we can contain him.

“That is part of footy I suppose, you play with blokes and then they move on and you end up playing against them.”

Over 30,000 fans expected to turn out for the Cameron Smith and Jonathan Thurston testimonial match at Suncorp Stadium.

Many of Storm’s younger players have never experienced a crowd that big, providing them with invaluable experience.

“It is exciting for our younger players who have never played in front of a crowd that big,” Glasby said.

“It is a special game for JT and Smithy so it is great they are getting a big crowd for it.

“We are paying tribute to two amazing players and two blokes who have done a lot for our game so I think everyone will be putting in a good effort for it. 

“We’ve got a lot of work to do heading into the season so we are looking forward to going out there and doing it.”

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.