Rd 26 MATCH UP: Bird v Taumalolo

One is a powerful, dynamic runner on the edge while the other is a crafty, tough campaigner who inspires those around him.

Both are internationals in great form.

And when Greg Bird and Jason Taumalolo run out in the number 13 jerseys for their teams in Townsville on Saturday evening, how they perform will be critical to the result.

Let’s see how they match up:

GREG BIRD

Career NRL games: 233

Age: 33

Weight: 102kg Height: 183cm

Debut: Sharks v Bulldogs (round 7, 2002)

Average metres per game: 139

Average tackles per game: 25

Average runs per game: 16

Average minutes: 67

Line breaks: 2

Tries: 2

 

JASON TAUMALOLO

Career NRL games: 109

Age: 23

Weight: 113kg Height: 191cm

Debut: Cowboys vs Bulldogs (round 24, 2010)

Average metres per game: 166

Average tackles per game: 22

Average runs per game: 15

Average minutes: 50

Line breaks: 9

Tries: 6