It’s likely to be the last clash between the Minis in the NRL with Anthony’s pending retirement. It is the 13th time they have gone head to head since 2002 after Mark made hias debut alongside Anthony for the Roosters in round 12, 2002.
The brothers, who grew up on a small property at Prestons in Sydney’s south-west, have been inspirational figures for their respective teams – Anthony after fighting back from almost three lost seasons with a back injury and Mark as a constant for the Titans since being a foundation player in 2007. In both cases their form has been as impressive this year as just about any other.
It will be Anthony’s 295th NRL performance and Mark’s 255th, an amazing achievement.