Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster has quelled doubts over his fitness by declaring himself ready to take on the Raiders in Saturday night's qualifying final at AAMI Park.
Munster has been battling a shoulder injury since round 23 and sat out the Storm's final game of the regular season.
But the Queensland Origin star has trained well this week and appears certain to run out when the minor premiers attempt to win a berth in a preliminary final by beating the Raiders.
"I am fine and ready to go this weekend," Munster said on Friday morning.
"I have trained all week with the boys and am fit and ready to go.
"It’s a big occasion for us ... we win tomorrow and we get another home final in a fortnight and that is something we are looking towards."
Munster will partner versatile back Jahrome Hughes in the halves on Saturday night after the Kiwi got the nod to wear the No.7 jersey ahead of Brodie Croft.
Croft was the preferred option at halfback for much of the season, but Storm coach Craig Bellamy re-jigged his side last month to ensure dynamic fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen was among the starters.
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Munster admitted it has taken some time to get used to his new combination.
"It is a little bit of a different transition as Crofty and Jahrome are different players," he said.
"Crofty is a bit of an organiser with some pace and some good football skills ... while Jahrome is a runner of the ball who is always going to cause headaches and ask questions to the defensive line."
Despite the fact the Storm finished the regular season six points clear of their nearest rival at the top of the ladder, they sit behind the Roosters in premiership betting.
Munster believes the Storm's conquerors in last year's premiership decider remain the benchmark but is confident his side can upset them should they meet.
"We have been getting that criticism all year," Munster said.
"We weren't even going to make the top four and we have proved the critics wrong there.
"The Roosters are the hot favourites as they are the best team in the comp."