Key Match-Up: Round 4 vs. Storm
Two of the game's genuine speedsters are set to clash this weekend at Leichhardt Oval as David Nofoaluma and Joshua Addo-Carr go head-to-head in an intriguing Phil Gilbert Motor Group Key Match-Up.
Nofoaluma and Addo-Carr are former teammates, with the pair lining up in the Wests Tigers' backline together last year on eight occasions.
One of the Wests Tigers’ most improved players in 2016, Nofoaluma has established himself as a regular NRL player and has quickly amassed 66 first grade games despite a horrid run of injuries early on in his career.
The Campbelltown Collegians junior has continued that form into 2017, averaging just under 160 metres per game and making 23 tackle breaks.
On the other hand, Addo-Carr looks to have found a home on the wing for Melbourne in 2017 after leaving Wests Tigers to take up a three-year offer from the Craig Bellamy-coached side.
The former Cronulla Sharks’ Holden Cup star has averaged 154 metres in the opening three rounds, including a 202-metre opening round effort against the Bulldogs.
It makes for a thrilling encounter been two excitement machines this weekend, with both players possessing speed to burn.
Don’t be surprised to see plenty of involvement from both Nofoaluma and Addo-Carr on Sunday, with both players renowned for tough carries coming out from their own half.
Other notable positional match-ups include James Tedesco v Billy Slater, Aaron Woods v Jesse Bromwich and Elijah Taylor v Dale Finucane.