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Mouth-watering matchup of the middles in Mudgee

It's a mouth-watering matchup through the middle as the Titans head to Mudgee to take on the Manly Sea Eagles in round six of the Telstra Premiership season.

Whether playing at lock or named at prop, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui and Jake Trbojevic will be the motors that keep their respective team's running.

Having lined up against each other in State of Origin, the Maroons and Blues representatives will be looking to inspire their team's to back-to-back wins with both the Titans and Manly notching last start victories.

Both weighing in at 107kg, Fa'asuamaleaui has the height advantage (197cm compared to Trbojevic's 185cm) while Trbojevic has the experience (144 games compare to 32 for Fa'asuamaleaui).

In 2021, it's Fa'asuamaleaui who has impressed with a fast start to the season with his new club.

The Titans enforcer is averaging 155 run metres over the first five games and over 15 hitups per game.

Trbojevic's start to 2021 sees him averaging 125 run metres and just over 13 hitups per game.

Fa'asuamaleaui's post contact metre count is incredible, sitting at 328 metres compared to Trbojevic's 230, while the young Titan also lead's in tackle breaks (12 to Trbojevic's 3).

Long considered one of the best middles in the game, Trbojevic rarely disappoints and he will again be one of the key players for the Titans to stop in Mudgee.

Both have a phenomenal work rate and expect to hear both of their names called regularly in commentary as they look to lead their teams to the two points.  

In their last meeting, the Titans scored a 42 points to 24 victory over the Sea Eagles at Lottoland Stadium in Sydney - part of a five game winning streak to finish the 2020 season.