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It is going to be a tough, physical battle up front tomorrow when two teams desperate for victory go head-to-head at Cbus Super Stadium.

The Dragons’ Russell Packer has been in tremendous form since returning to the NRL for the Dragons and at 121kg and with an aggressive, direct style with how he approaches his running and tackling, he is going to be a major threat for the Titans forwards.

His front row opponent Ryan James has been in wonderful form and his stats are certainly compelling and he will take on a more senior role with Greg Bird absent.

Both props have played all six matches, both will be out to lead their teams with strong go forward and some intimidation in defence. Let’s see how they match up.


Age: 25

Weight:  187cm Height: 121kg

Games: 6

Avg metres per game: 82

Avg. Hit ups: 8.5

Avg. tackles: 25

Tackle busts: 5

Offloads: 3

Tries: 0



Age: 24

Weight:  193cm Height: 112kg

Games: 6

Games: 6

Avg metres per game: 118

Avg. Hit ups: 16

Avg. tackles: 32

Tackle busts: 12

Offloads: 3

Tries: 3