He beat Robbie and the Blues and then stopped Super Cooper and the Storm, so can Thurston now play Tarzan and tame the Tigers or will Benji bring his big guns and out-smoke the Cowboys? It is the show-and-go versus the fancy flick pass and the winner is up to you.
It is often said that the Tigers’ success or failure rides on the back of Benji’s brilliance, and this season has been a bumpy ride for the joint venture. From pre-season favourites to soft-centred also-rans and now back to premiership contenders... where to next for Benji and the boys?
Des and the Bulldogs already have T-Rex sized up for a jersey next season, but this Friday he will be out to show his future team-mates that he is not to be messed with. Will Williams be a marked man or will this endangered species be protected by the Sea Eagles?
When Franky gets cranky it takes a courageous player to stand in his way, and unfortunately for T-Rex he is too big to run and hide. When these two giants come face to face on the field it will be a fierce battle. Who gets your vote?
He is the player that opposition fans love to hate as he never takes a backward step. Is the man with two first names the Dragons’ only hope of making the finals, or will the winning be left up to team-mate Creagh?
The Dragons showed last week that they have not forgotten how to throw an offload and it sent the Sharks into a spin. Can Creagh keep up the momentum and win this battle against his Red V offsider?
A two-point loss to the Broncos has kept the Warriors two points out of the top eight and only two points clear of the Knights. With time running out on Maloney’s Kiwi career he needs to kick-start his team to keep them in finals contention.
There has been no Wayne Bennett miracles in the steel city this season but the Knights still have a slight chance of being around in September. Can Jarrod re-energise the Newcastle boys and help postpone their end-of-season celebrations?
Like silky smooth Gold Coast sand in an hour glass, the Titans’ season is slowly sliding away. Can Carty continue to keep touch with top teams or will this local derby be the end of the road for hopes of the coast?
Coach Griffin is looking to beef up his defence so he can stop the rampaging Idris from taking control of the game and show their neighbours that the big brother Broncos are still the team to beat in the Sunshine state.
With a place in the top four within reach are the Sharks starting to look like fish out of water or is the recent patch of choppy water just a passing storm? If the Sharkies are serious title contenders they will need to show it against the struggling Raiders.
While a premiership might be out of reach for the Green Machine this season they can still cause some headaches for the teams fighting it out for finals placings. Watch out Sharkies, the Raiders are ready to spoil the party.
The Panthers have been in the headlines for the majority of 2012 but not always because of their on-field acumen. Can Ivan, Gus and Luke show a united front to finish the season or will the mountain men get lost in the Penrith valley?
With their hearts still breaking after the Rabbitohs took revenge for their Round 1 miracle, the Bondi boys will need to show the Penny Panthers that lightning doesn’t strike twice. Can the Roosters rejoin the race for the top eight?
Scoring tries at Brookvale Oval is second nature to Stewart, but what makes him even more valuable is his ability to shut out the opposition. As the Sea Eagles’ goal line protector Brett will need to be on the look out for little Benny Barba.
Under the reign of Dessie this pint-sized point-scorer has turned from being a defensive liability into a fierce last line of defence. How will Barba go when faced with the Sea Eagles at fortress Brookvale on Friday night?
The final curtain is about to close on his long and glorious career but will this blue and gold workhorse with the tight shorts be able to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon? Time to pull up your shorts Hindy and finish the season strongly.
With Hindmarsh on the way out can Cameron take hold of the mantle of the hardest-working warrior in the game? Who will come out on top in this battler as they line up against each other for the very last time?