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Round 13 Key Match Ups

Fifita v Tom Burgess

Andrew Fifita is likely to come face to face with all three Burgess brothers, with the battle in the middle of the field going a long way to deciding the outcome of tonight's match.

Fifita had been outstanding in the absence of some of his experienced teammates, before taking a break to rest a sore knee last week, with the big fella missing the win over the Knights.
On the other hand, the improvement in the Burgess boys, Tom in particular, in 2018, has been noticeable, with his form turn around key to their results so far this season.

The backs might again take all the glory, but the game tonight might be won up front by Fifita, and whichever Burgess it may be, who can dominate in the middle.

Brailey v Farah

While Jayden Brailey's NRL journey is just beginning, it would be fair to say Robbie Farah is at the other end of his celebrated career, which makes it an intriguing match-up between the pair at ANZ Stadium tonight.

Brailey stated early in the week, as a young hooker Farah was one he looked up to and tried to learn from, with the apprentice keen to try to steal the thunder from the 'master' in the big game between the Sharks and Bunnies.
Farah will be equally intent on keeping the youngster in his place and showing he still has something to offer at NRL level.

The battle of the hookers will be an interesting one and certainly a contest worth watching.

Feki v Campbell Graham

Such is the strength of the Sharks backline and the form they are currently in, Sosaia Feki has found himself on the outside looking in, with Edrick Lee having taken his opportunity and locked down a wing spot in 2018.

But that doesn't make Feki, an integral member of the Sharks 2016 Premiership success, a bad player. Feki is a finisher and a good one at that, with his young opponent Campbell Graham set for a torrid encounter on the left-hand flank.

Graham is a kid with promise, still learning his craft, against a player approaching the wily veteran stage, and whoever can best take the opportunities that come their way will likely be on the winning side come fulltime at ANZ tonight.

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