While all eyes will be on the showdown between rookie of the year contenders Ash Taylor and Nathan Cleary in the halves, the battle of the number nines will be a ripper.
Statistically, there is little between Nathan Peats and Peter Wallace, two of the NRL’s unsung heroes.
Peats has slotted in seamlessly since his mid-season switch of clubs, while Wallace’s service, clever kicking game and ability to organise has been a valuable addition at dummy half since his switch from halfback.
Let’s see how their stats stand up.
Career NRL games: 100
Weight: 92kg Height: 181cm
Debut: South Sydney v Manly, Round 4, 2011
Try assists: 4
Average tackles per game: 34.7
Average Runs per game: 5.8
Line breaks: 1
Career NRL games: 208
Weight: 85kg Height: 177cm
Debut: Penrith v Canberra, Round 17, 2005
Try assists: 9
Average tackles per game: 31
Average Runs per game: 5
Line breaks: 2