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Alex Glenn

Jayson Bukuya

Brisbane Broncos Broncos
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Sharks
2012 Stats
Tackles:
518
Missed Tackles:
78
Offloads:
8
Breaks Tackle:
88
Errors:
13

Age: 26

Height: 181cm

Weight: 102kg

Alex Glenn
2012 Stats
Tackles:
578
Missed Tackles:
70
Offloads:
11
Breaks Tackle:
58
Errors:
15

Age: 25

Height: 184cm

Weight: 90kg

Jayson Bukuya
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When the big boys are away on Origin duty this young Kiwi has been handed the keys to the captain’s locker. With his strong work ethic and handy ball skills you can certainly see the potential. But is it a smart move to trust someone with two first names with such a responsibility?

Speaking of interesting names, Jayson will be searching for another consonant to go with his y – and that’s a w in the win column for the Sharks. Can he lead from the front and deliver a blockbusting start for the Shire boys?

John Sutton

Nathan Merritt

South Sydney Rabbitohs Rabbitohs
South Sydney Rabbitohs Rabbitohs
2012 Stats
Tries:
4
Tackles:
539
Linebreaks:
11
Try Assists:
13
All Runs:
319

Age: 19

Height: 190cm

Weight: 105kg

John Sutton
2012 Stats
Tries:
14
Tackles:
57
Linebreaks:
11
Try Assists:
1
All Runs:
211

Age: 31

Height: 181cm

Weight: 90kg

Nathan Merritt
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Trips to the finals have been few and far between for Sutton and his flash assortment of tats, but as a good combination forms with his ink loving halfback Adam Reynolds, it looks like a finals finish in 2012. Does this long time red & green Rabbit deserve NRL glory more than Merritt?

For years he kept the points ticking over for Souths with his try scoring tricks, but has taken second stage lately to the superstar form of Greg Inglis. Despite this sideways promotion, has Merritt been a greater servant to South’s than Sutton?

Konrad Hurrell

Ashley Graham

Warriors  
North Queensland Cowboys Cowboys
2012 Stats
Appearances:
17
Tries:
12
Linebreaks:
12
Breaks Tackle:
86
All Run Metres:
1891

Age: 23

Height: 183cm

Weight: 100kg

Konrad Hurrell
2012 Stats
Appearances:
24
Tries:
21
Linebreaks:
19
Breaks Tackle:
56
All Run Metres:
2667

Age: 30

Height: 186cm

Weight: 90kg

Ashley Graham
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The hardest player to tackle in the NRL and boasting a surprising turn of speed, Hurrell’s main battle is with the elusive mark of consistency. This match up against the Cowboys Mr. Consistent will shape as a good test for the Kiwi kid.

The underrated Graham is the NRL’s leading meat pie merchant and hasn’t missed a minute all season. But when it comes to representative duties for QLD, it appears the selectors aren’t hungry for this Cowboy. Can he make Hurrell eat humble pie?

 

Brisbane Broncos

Broncos

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Sharks

Coach: Anthony Griffin
Coach: Sharne Flanagan
2012 Club Stats
Played:
24
Wins:
12
Losses:
12
Byes:
2
Points Difference:
34
Comp Points:
28
2012 Club Stats
Played:
24
Wins:
12
Losses:
11
Byes:
2
Points Difference:
4
Comp Points:
29
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Friday night at Suncorp is a sweet way to end the week for many Broncos fans, especially with the whiff of next week’s epic Origin decider about. But does the predictability of yet another Friday night draw make it all too easy for Brisbane? Will they fall to complacency?

While the bye round helps some clubs it can unpick others, so the Sharks will need to be 100% set to snatch victory at Suncorp. The team who comes out number one in this battle could end up number two on the ladder.

 

The New Wendell

The Old Wendell

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Monday 25th June
Monday 25th June

Many athletes are tagged as the next big thing but plenty of them fail to deliver. With two tries to his name already and the physique of a young Sailor in his prime, can Edrick live up to the imposing yardsticks Wendell staked out for NRL wingers?

Who can forget the big white shorts and delightful dance moves of Big Dell. The one-man promotional machine delivered a raft of highlights during his career and many young wingers are now being measured in his mould. Will there ever be another Dell?

Blue & Gold Timana

Blue & Red Timana

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Monday 25th June
Monday 25th June

He was the golden boy of greater western Sydney with his size and strength causing damage to all who stood before him. Was Tahu at the top of his game during his time at the Eels?

Any talk of Tahu being too old and too slow was quickly swallowed after his hat-trick against the Tigers. Can this twice Knighted warrior add to his legacy at Newcastle, or did he peak in Parramatta?

 
 
 
 
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