Digital Image by Anthony Johnson copyright © nrlphotos.com:  Jake Trbojevic : 2015 NRL Round 9 - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights at Brookvale Oval, Sunday May 10th 2015

A great battle between the No 8s

Jake Trbojevic versus Andrew Fifita..it is worth the price of admission alone at Brookvale Oval this Sunday, July 5.

There are many intriguing battles across the park but the clash between the young bull in Trbojevic against the powerful Fifita is one that will go a long way to deciding which forward pack gets on top.

Trbojevic has been arguably the Sea Eagles' best forward this season. He has swiftly adapted to the speed and competiveness of the NRL and has a huge future ahead.

The Sharks have their own weapon in Andrew Fifita. At 194cm and 118kg, Fifita has recorded 194 hit ups, ran 1980 metres, made 370 tackles and bagged three tries in 12 games this season.

Although Trbojevic can’t compete in the run metres, the young prop has already outdone himself in defence with 314 tackles and attributing in attack with 131 hit ups

As to which number 8 comes out on top, the battle begins at 4pm this Sunday.