They typically stand side-by-side, but Gold Coast powerhouse duo David Fifita and Kevin Proctor will run from opposite ends of the field when the All Stars take centre stage in Sydney in a fortnight.
With 10 Titans set to represent their heritage in the highly-anticipated event on February 12 at CommBank Stadium, proud Maori Proctor will get his opportunity to overpower his back-row partner Fifita when the pair line-up against each other for the third time in the concept's history.
Joking about 'taking his head off' two weeks ago when asked about the prospect of facing off against the 21-year-old edge forward, the Kiwi International has always found the All Stars clash a special game to be part of.
"Whenever I get to put on a Maori jersey, it's not just representing your country, but you represent your culture as well," the three-time All Stars enforcer said.
“My mum and dad are from different tribes, so you get to represent both tribes.
“It's unreal. You feel like you're back in New Zealand. It's a good experience and I love being a part of it.”
Six men and four women will represent the Gold Coast in the clash, with NRLW youngster Jasmine Peters proud to be representing her Torres Strait Islander heritage for the second consecutive year.
"I'm very excited. Especially because it's something different from representing Queensland," the 19-year-old back said.
"I'm actually representing my culture and where I've come from, especially my mum's side of the family. I'm half Torres Strait Islander and half Filipino, so I've come from two different groups and it's just amazing to represent both of them.
"Also, being able to represent my mum's heritage on a bigger stage is just amazing.
"I guess it really hits home a little bit more than some of the other games I play in."
The selected Titans will join the All Stars camp on Monday.
Indigenous All Stars
David Fifita, Esan Marsters, Will Smith.
Jasmine Peters, Shaniah Power.
Maori All Stars
Erin Clark, Patrick Herbert, Kevin Proctor.
Shannon Mato, Tiana Raftstrand-Smith.