Melbourne Storm chairman Bart Campbell says the club is considering playing the opening game of the 2019 season in Los Angeles.
Reports surfaced in March that the Rabbitohs are keen to play a home game in USA, and now the Storm have emerged are their potential opponent in what is being touted as 'round zero.'
"The club and the football department are really keen to see this game happen," Campbell told The Australian.
"We think it's a great initiative and we're willing and able to do whatever we can to make the game happen."
Round zero would see two teams competing for NRL points in America a week before the rest of the competition begins.
There are still a lot of finer details to be organised before anything becomes official, but Melbourne have officially thrown their hat in the ring to take part in the LA tour.