They’re both big, strong finishers for the teams and in this week’s head-to-head we look at Nene Macdonald and Manu Vatuvei.

Macdonald is co-leading the Titans top try-scoring account for the year with Anthony Don on nine tries. The Papua New Guinean international has been a great attacking asset for the Titans under the high-ball reeling in five Tyrone Roberts cross-field kicks for tries.

Vatuvei has had a disrupted season but is finding his form and was great in the Warriors golden-point win over the Panthers last week running for a 118 metres.

Let’s see how their stats stand up.

Nene Macdonald

Career NRL games: 39

Age: 22

Weight: 100kg Height: 192cm

First Grade Debut: Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs (Rd 11, 2014)

Average metres per game: 130.2

Average tackles per game: 6.7

Average runs per game: 13.6

Line breaks: 1

Tries: 9

Try Assists: 2

 

Manu Vatuvei

Career NRL games: 273

Age: 30

Weight: 107kg Height: 189cm

Debut: Warriors vs South Sydney (Rd 11, 2004)

Average metres per game: 117.4

Average tackles per game: 3.5

Average runs per game: 12.8

Line breaks: 4

Tries: 4