Head to head: The flyers and enforcers

Heading into round 22, it's now or never.

Since being founded in 1995, the North Queensland Cowboys and nib Newcastle Knights have met 35 times, with the Knights coming out victors just once more than their rivals north of the border.

With the season on the line for both sides, this one shapes as an absolute cracker.

Having been on the end of some of the best tries in NRL history, the battle on the flank this week will be as hard fought as it is spectacular.

Kenny-Dowall’s move from part-time centre to permanent winger may have affected his try assist tally compared to his opposite, however his damaging kick returns and incredible ability to sniff out a try have helped him accrue an incredible 2574 run metres.

The seasoned pro up against the new kid on the block.

There’s no better sign of Mitchell Pearce in form than seeing him in full flight.

Not only has he been in career best form and made an Origin appearance this season, he has also run for 1425 metres.

That’s a lot for a halfback more known for his playmaking.

Barnett: “We’ve got no excuses”

The clash of the titans up front.

In his first hit up against the Cowboys, David Klemmer will cross the 3000 metre mark for the year.

An incredible stat considering he missed a month in the middle of the season with a broken wrist.