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'Taka' has improved as the season has progressed and handled both centre and five-eighth during an injury crisis. His 'in and away' to get himself outside of a defender and set up his winger can be effective or, as he has shown In recent weeks, his passing and running game can cause defences headache. He's back in the centres where he is most comfortable but faces formidable foes in the Sea Eagles.

Matai, the Kiwi international, has been long regarded as the most lethal defensive centre in the game, despite a chronic shoulder problem, but it is his attack this season that has impressed as much, as evidenced in his try tally of 12 for the season.