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Head to head: Blues debutants and try scoring specialists

It’s great to be back at home! A massive sea of red and blue are expected when the Knights take on the Broncos this weekend.

It was a thrilling encounter when the two sides met last. The Knights won that battle 15-10.

Unfortunately, the last six times before that, the honours went to Brisbane.

There’s some definite excitement when it comes to match-ups, most notably two blues debutants will go at it.

Saifiti v Haas

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Daniel Saifiti has a few more NRL games under his belt at 75 to just 12 for Payne Haas.

The big Broncos forward has notched up more minutes this season, adding his first NRL try and smashed the run metres at 1486.

Both a competitive force in the middle, Saifiti has shown pure grit and determination do pay off.

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300 post contact metres, 261 tackles at 89 per cent. Impressive!

Meanwhile Haas has created havoc, his big frame busting out 36 tackle breaks.

Lee v Oates

These two were almost teammates for the maroons in Origin two, but they’ll be going head to head to see who can dominate out wide on the weekend.

When it comes to scoring… it’s their specialty. Corey Oates takes the cake with 10 tries this season, the third highest in the league. Edrick Lee has slammed down a respectable five.

Although, the Knights winger can boast two try assists and a try save so far.

Run metres look exceptionally good…. Lee 1737, Oates 1869.

Tackle breaks are also a highlight with Lee on 38 and Oates a very impressive 50. The Broncos wingman has also notched up 12 line breaks to Lee’s 6.

Ball in hand, something exciting usually happens!

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Fitzgibbon v Fifita

Lachlan Fitzgibbon has a little more experience on his NRL resume than David Fifita.

The Knights forward has proven a solid contributor in the middle with 1207 run metres this season and 393 post contact metres.

But while Fifita has played less minutes, the young enforcer is building up some note-worthy stats. 25 tackle breaks, 3 line breaks and 2 try assists.

Both have two tries to their tally and tackle efficiency has been kept in the 90s.