For the first time since last year's NRL grand final, Micheal Luck's going through game day preparations as a member of the Warriors' 17.
He's recovered from shoulder and wrist injuries to finally take his place against the Sharks tonight in Sydney.
Prop Russell Packer says he'll make a massive difference to the side that's run hot and cold this year.
"Everyone knows how tough 'Lucky' is on the field but mentally he's a lot tougher, so he hasn't let it get him down and it's great to see him back in the side and I can't wait to play with him with this being his last year."
Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen's not expected to play after aggravating a knee injury in State of Origin during the week.
Packer says regardless, the Sharks defeat of the table-topping Melbourne Storm shows they're no longer competition easy-beats.
"There's only one reason why they beat them and it's because they work hard for each other and they do all the little stuff so it's going to be a tough physical game. They're physical, good defenders, they don't let a lot of points in."
Reports suggest Omar Slaimankhel will make his NRL debut on the wing, with a knee injury sidelining Manu Vatuvei.
Kick-off's at 7:30pm, while Parramatta hosts Souths in the late game.