The Battle of the Englishmen

The battle up front between two Englishmen and two of the game's premier front-rowers will be a highlight on Good Friday.

James Graham and George Burgess are two very different styles of English front-rowers, but two men who will be giving their all for their team on Friday afternoon.

The Bulldogs skipper has started the season with a bang, averaging more than 63 minutes, 163 metres and 40 tackles per game to stamp his authority as the best forward in the game and with Fridat set to be built on the battle of the forward packs, rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty is what Graham build his game on.

Burgess missed round one with suspension, but has returned to the Rabbioths forward pack averaging a tick under 100 metres per game and will need to lift his work-rate, because the Bunnies will be looking to him to inspire their side without older brother Sam against one of the best forward packs in the competition.

The match will be decided up front and whichever of the two can have the bigger impact for their side, expect them to be taking home the points.

2016 STATS:

GRAHAM | 3 games | 61 runs (20.3) | 488m (163m) | 4 tackles breaks | 2 offloads | avg 39 tackles | avg 63.5 minutes | 96.7% tackle efficiency

BURGESS | 2 games | 20 runs (10) |197m (98.3m) | 2 tackle breaks | 1 offload | avg 33 tackles | avg 50.6 minutes | 92.9% tackle efficiency