Head2Head | Lui v Fensom
The Sea Eagles travel to Albury and are looking to get back to winning ways after their disappointing loss to the Dragons.
The team travel to the border for the first time and will be looking to leave the local fans with something to remember. It’s Lavington Sports Ground that will see two of the NRL’s young heavy-hitters go head to head in Dunamis Lui and Shaun Fensom.
Last week Fensom made 45 tackles in 60 minutes while Lui made 32 tackles in a 46-minute stint against the Dragons. Both players are hard hitters and their work rate is a testament to that, but as is often the case with tackling machines, they can walk a fine line with the level in which they hit. Fenson found this out as he fronted the judiciary hearing last week while Lui escaped this week by taking the early plea on a grade one dangerous throw charge.
The Green Machine’s Fensom currently holds the NRL record for most amount of tackles made during an 80th minute match when he completed 75 tackles during the Raiders Round 11 win against the Bulldogs back in 2011.
Lui has been impressive at lock since his move from Brisbane and the former Broncos man will be looking to get one up against the Green Machine when the two sides clash. The boys in maroon are desperate to return to winning ways and the match sees itself as an opportunity for the man they call the ‘Samoan Hulk’ to further cement his place in the side and with the Manly faithful.
Last week, Lui came up against NSW representative lock Trent Merrin while Fensom was up against QLD origin lock Guerra but this weekend will see the pair come up against each other in what will prove to be an intriguing battle between the two locks.
Lavington Sports Ground Albury is the venue and it will set the stage for a battle between two players who have plenty to prove to their supporters.
So make sure you are there on Saturday night in what will be a special night for the club as they look to get back to winning ways.