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.

Nathan Peats

Career NRL games: 100

Age: 25

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

Tries: 2

 

Peter Wallace

Career NRL games: 208

Age: 30

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

Tries: 3