Key Match-Ups | Round 24

Ahead of our clash with the Dragons on Sunday afternoon, let's look at the key match-ups and stats for what is set to be an all-star showdown at Allianz Stadium.

BLAKE FERGUSON V JOSH DUGAN

19 PLAYED 14 

9 TRIES 2

2192 RUNNING METRES 2369

7 LINE BREAKS 10

7 TRY ASSISTS 0

Former teammates at the Canberra Raiders, there will be plenty of bragging rights on the line in this clash of Blues teammates.

MITCHELL PEARCE V BENJI MARSHALL

9 PLAYED 14 

1 TRIES 2

216 TACKLES 179

646 RUNNING METRES 840

7 TRY ASSISTS 8

Plenty of history between these two, who have gone head-to-head in plenty of big clashes. 

From golden-point thrillers to one-sided battles, there is always a bit more involved when these two face off.

JAKE FRIEND V MITCH REIN

21 PLAYED 21 

2 LINE BREAKS 3

1122 TACKLES 905

532 RUNNING METRES 1167

11 TRY ASSISTS 4

Both of these hookers boast a different style of game, and the stats back the statement.

While Friend plays more of a defensive playmaking role, Rein undoubtedly plays more of a running game.

TYSON FRIZELL V BOYD CORDNER

19 PLAYED 10 

1 LINE BREAKS 8

648 TACKLES 272

1818 RUNNING METRES 1417

0 TRY ASSISTS 2

While Boyd Cordner was outstanding in game one of the State Of Origin series this year, Tyson Frizell was quite handy as his replacement. 

They play a similar style, and they'll play together at a representative level for many years to come.