They are two of the toughest second-row forwards in the NRL, and they are also two of 208 NRL players who are enrolled in university this year.
The crisis of confidence is a cycle North Queensland need to break, with the lack of self-belief resulting in a lack of communication in defence.
Newcastle Knights take on Penrith Panthers in a Grand Final rematch from last season, but Knights coach Matt Lantry says his team isn't looking for revenge.
Star off-contract duo James Maloney and Daniel Tupou are keen to remain at the club despite not receiving an offer as of yet.
In-form Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has been ruled of Friday night's clash with the Bulldogs, succumbing to a knee strain suffered last week.
Panthers weapon Jamal Idris has labelled Newcastle's centre pairing of Dane Gagai and Joey Leilua the best in the competitio
Herbert Thomas Bolt was an up-and-coming centre when he enlisted in the 17th Battalion in September 1915. He played for Newtown before being selected for NSW.
Neville Costigan discusses the family heartache that prompted his return to Australia to embark on the next phase of his career with the Townsville Blackhawks.
Rugby league fans can watch some of the best players in NSW face off for as little as $10 in the 2015 AAMI Country v City, which will be held in Wagga Wagga.
Luke Keary says South Sydney's growing injury toll won't be a factor this season because the club has contingency plans after handling a similar crisis in 2014.