The Panthers got the chocolates the last time they faced the Storm back in round three (12-10) but a lot has happened over the intervening 17 weeks.
This match has been transferred from a 7.35pm kick-off on Saturday to a 4.05pm start on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane due to the revised round 20 draw brought about by Queensland's snap lockdown.
The Storm have won 15 straight while the Panthers have lost two of their past six as injuries and Origin commitments began to take their toll.
But since these two are locked on 34 points, with 16 wins each, this Sunday's contest holds plenty of appeal.
The minor premiership could well be decided if the winners can then hang on undefeated for the following five games - which is not beyond the capabilities of either side.
Match: Storm v Panthers
Round 20 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Storm: Harry Grant will return from a hamstring injury via the bench. He joins Jordan Grant, Chris Lewis and Ryan Papenhuyzen as the interchange players.
The 1-13 named on Tuesday will start the match with Tepai Moeroa the 18th man for Melbourne.
In changes announced on Friday, Aaron Pene, Tui Kamikamica and Tom Eisenhuth were the three players to drop out.
Nicho Hynes holds on to the No.1 jersey with Ryan Papenhuyzen on the bench.
The Storm have won their past 11 games at Suncorp Stadium.
Panthers: Penrith will start 1-17 with Paul Momirovski the 18th man.
Robert Jennings comes on to the wing to replace Origin star Brian To'o, who is expected to undergo syndesmosis surgery and miss around six weeks.
Tyrone May (knee) also faces a significant stint on the sideline. His absence sees Matt Burton move to five-eighth, with Brent Naden replacing him in the centres.
Lindsay Smith and Kurt Falls were the two players dropped from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.
The Panthers have won three of their past five games against the Storm.
Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho HynesFullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
Winger for Storm is number 2 Dean IeremiaWinger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis SmithCentre for Panthers is number 3 Stephen Crichton
Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin OlamCentre for Panthers is number 4 Brent Naden
Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-CarrWinger for Panthers is number 5 Robert Jennings
Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron MunsterFive-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt Burton
Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome HughesHalfback for Panthers is number 7 Jarome Luai
Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon SmithHooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian WelchProp for Panthers is number 10 Liam Martin
2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell
Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale FinucaneLock for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris LewisInterchange for Panthers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Storm is number 17 Ryan PapenhuyzenInterchange for Panthers is number 14 Izack Tago
Interchange for Storm is number 19 Harry GrantInterchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
Interchange for Storm is number 20 Jordan GrantInterchange for Panthers is number 17 J'maine Hopgood
Reserve for Storm is number 22 Tepai MoeroaReserve for Panthers is number 18 Paul Momirovski
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara
Jarome Luai v Cameron Munster: Origin foes just weeks ago, the No.6s get to face off again and will be eager to get another win over the other, even if it's back in club land and not the interstate arena.
Luai has 14 try assists and Munster just seven but Munster is coming into his favourite time of the year - the finals - as big games bring out his best.
Considering these two sides are level on wins and losses at the top of the NRL ladder it's surprising to find the Storm way out in front for the number of tries after 19 rounds - 118 - compared with 88 to the Panthers.
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