How the hookers match up

With Nathan Friend missing the match, Nathan Peats could 80 minutes tomorrow against the Warriors up against the Warriors’ Kiwi international hooker Isaac Luke.

He has done that often for Parramatta and will be a real threat to the Warriors as he settles to the Titans’ style in his third match as the starting hooker and fifth game since moving to the Gold Coast.

Luke, whose form was widely criticised early in the season, has been back near his best in the past month as the Warriors and running the ball a lot more. He will have to be watched tomorrow, particularly from close range where he is strong and elusive from dummy half.

Let’s see how the two strike hookers match up.

 

NATHAN PEATS

Games in 2016: 11

Career NRL games: 94

Age: 25

Weight: 92kg Height: 181cm

Debut: Souths v Manly, rd 4, 2011

Average metres per game: 49

Average tackles per game: 38

Runs per game: 5.2

Line breaks: 3

Tries: 2

 

ISAAC LUKE

Games in 2016: 14

Career NRL games: 95

Age: 28

Weight: 91kg Height: 174cm

Debut: Round 14, 2011

Average metres per game: 76.5

Average tackles per game: 29

Runs per game: 9.2

Line breaks: 4

Tries: 3

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