If you count the Bye, it’s back to back wins for Sandow and the much maligned Eels. Despite a desperately needed win, they still find themselves propping up the NRL ladder with a mortgage on the spoon. Can Chrissy shock South Sydney?
Marked by an impressive array of ink, even by NRL standards, this rookie Rabbit was supposed to struggle in filling Sandow’s shoes. But he’s shown there’s substance on top of his tattooed style, will he make his mark when it counts?
Big Bryce might be the clown prince of the Sharks pack, but who will get the last laugh when he squares off with Auckland’s baddest bros? They can hit you from anywhere across the park, watch out for your funny bone Bryce.
He is built like a brick wall and there is definitely nothing soft about this Warrior. Can Packer pack the heat onto the Shire boys and make them melt, or will he be spread across the field like dirt sandwich?
If the Blues are going to win Game II and the series, every player will need to play like Greg Bird did in Game I. Can Bird smash his Titans team-mates and force a decider, or will Myles give him 7 years of bad luck?
His man of the match performance in Game I lifted the Maroons over the Blues, but can he replicate the result on the soggy Sydney soil?
Filling the shoes of a club legend is never easy, particularly when that legend is the great Darren Lockyer. Has stormin' Norman put the Broncos fans at ease with his great start to the season or will their be tough times ahead for Corey?
He dominated at the Broncos for over a decade but has now been brushed aside by the new kids on the block. Can the great man ever really be replaced or are there still deep wounds following his departure?
Under the reign of Des, the Sea Eagles developed a real rivalry with the boys below the border. It all erupted in the Battle of Brookvale last year, can the premiers keep their cool and collect the cigar this year?
While Bellamy no longer has the ‘Blair Witch Project’ at his disposal he still has a few other blockbusters in his cabinet ready to roll. Can these enemies learn to co-exist or will there need to be another rumble in the jungle?
We’ve heard of swimmers crossing the English Channel covering themselves in Vaseline, but the sight of Graham lathered up in petroleum jelly is just not cricket.
When he’s not lubeing up for some on field action, the Pommy powerhouse is in line to replace Ellis and Burgess as England’s finest NRL import. Does Graham really need the grease?
Sticky has plucked this giant prop from the Panther pen and lined him up against the most dominant pack in Origin history. Has Stuart granted him every boy’s biggest wish, or will this turn into a nightmare for the NSW rookie?
He stood tall against King Wally and smashed a few canetoads in the process, but even he admits his Origin career never reached great heights. Was Geyer a better hit man than Grant will be?