Darius Boyd and Josh Dugan will face off as fullbacks for their clubs as the Broncos take on the Dragons in Round 6 of the Telstra Premiership, but these two protagonists could also be the Queensland and NSW State of Origin fullbacks come Game One on June 1 in Sydney.
Boyd and Dugan could even mark up on each other on the wing for their respective states depending on where they are selected. Both players had slow starts to the 2016 season but are heating up just in time for this big Round 6 clash.
St George Illawarra have been struggling to score points this season, averaging just 8 points per game compared to Brisbane's average of 27.25. The Dragons are conceding an average of 20.4 points per game while the Broncos are allowing an average of 14.6
The Dragons have scored just six tries in five games, all coming from within their opponents' 20m zone, while the Broncos have scored 17 tries so far in 2016 – nine of them from inside 20m.
Boyd and Broncos coach Wayne Bennett won the 2010 NRL Grand Final with the Dragons, but will have no sympathy for their struggling opponents on Thursday night.