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Ash Taylor returns from injury to take up his quest of challenging for the Dally M rookie of the year award, in tandem with Tyrone Roberts.

The opposing number seven, Benji Marshall, is 10 years his senior with a whole lot more experience – Friday night will be his 250th NRL appearance.

The pair go head to head for the first time after Marshall missed the round seven clash because of injury.

It will be a fascinating match-up between the two who have a touch football background and can set alight their teams.

Let’s see how the two halves match up.



Games in 2016: 14

Career NRL games: 15

Age: 21

Weight: 87kg Height: 181cm

Debut: Brisbane v Melbourne (Round 26, 2015)

Average metres per game: 43.9

Average tackles per game: 16.9

Average Runs per game: 6

Line breaks: 4

Tries: 4



Games in 2016: 10

Career NRL games: 249

Age: 31

Weight: 97kg Height: 182cm

Debut: Tigers v Newcastle (Round 20, 2003)

Average metres per game: 67.6

Average tackles per game:12.8

Average Runs per game: 10

Line breaks: 3

Tries: 2