Billy Slater will captain the Melbourne Storm for the first time in his career on Saturday night.
The superstar fullback will add the honour to his illustrious list of achievements when he leads his teammates onto AAMI Park against arch rivals the Manly Sea Eagles.
The elevation comes after Cameron Smith accepted an early plea from the NRL Judiciary which saw him receive a one‑week suspension.
Slater is sure to fondly remember his 309th NRL games when he assumes the captaincy duties in Smith's absence.
The Storm will face the Sea Eagles at 9.35pm Saturday while the West Tigers will take on the Panthers at 9.50pm today.
Tomorrow, the Eels will take on the Warriors at 8pm while the Broncos will play the Roosters at 9.55pm.
On Saturday, the Titans will take on the Knights at 5pm, while the Cowboys will play the Rabbitohs at 7.30pm.
On Sunday the Dragons will take Raiders at 5pm while the Sharks will play the Bulldogs at 6.10pm.
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