He might be a sharp shooter when it comes to try conversions but it will be field goal practice that will consume Soward’s preparations this week. Will Soward get his point across when the Dragons face Sandow’s Eels?
His week with Wenty has come and gone but the slippery Eels are still struggling to find another victory. Does little Chrissy have any tricks left in his gym bag or will the Eels continue to reside in the bottom half of the ladder in 2012?
If this was a contest of hair styles then Matai would be in all sorts of trouble. The menace from across the Tasman has been in terrific form for the Sea Eagles this season but does he have the edge over Lyon?
The kid they call ‘Killer’ has once again opted for the Sea Eagles’ maroon over the NSW blue... Perhaps he is waiting on a call from Big Mal to size him up for a Queensland jersey to keep his colours consistent.
Super Slater was struck by an aerial raid from the Blues in Origin I, but there will be no roof at AAMI Park on Friday and not much chance of Billy backing up with another bad performance. Be warned Broncos, Billy the Kid will have all guns blazing.
He is not the Hoff from Baywatch but this young Bronco is a life saver at the back for the Brisbane boys. Up against the mighty Melbourne Storm, Hoffman will need more than a flashy pair of red Speedos to keep himself afloat on Friday.
This top-of-the-table clash will be the second big rugby league game in Melbourne this week and coach Bellyache will be wanting to do his part for NSW and hand the Queenslanders a loss. Can the Storm deliver a state of despair for the Broncos?
Coach Griffin has once again decided to rest his Origin players from this match and will hand the duties over to the baby Broncos to once again show how much depth there is in the Sunshine state. Can the baby Broncs bounce to victory?
Things are looking shakey for the steel city Knights after struggling to find form so far this season. Can master coach Wayne find the right balance to rebuild the structure the Novocastrians are missing?
If you count the bye the Titans have just notched up two wins in a row and are now looking for the hat-trick against the Knights. Be warned Titans, coming up against a cranky Wayne Bennett is never a nice place to be.
Now that Locky has gone it is time for Captain Cameron to stand up and create his own Origin legacy. Can this number nine control the match the same way he does for the Storm or will the Blues target him with their battle rams?
With the help of Tiger Tim, Robbie has found his way back into the sky blue and gets a chance at Origin redemption for Game One. Watch out Robbie, things are not going to be any easier this time around.