Manly centre Brad Parker has a simple plan to get past his Sydney Roosters opposite Josh Morris in their sudden-death NRL semi-final on Friday night - send Tom Trbojevic at him first.
Morris is renowned as one of the best defenders in the competition and although retirement is looming, there are still no cracks in his armour.
Parker thought his superstar fullback teammate Trbojevic, who stands 194cm and weighs more than 100kg, might be able to at least add a few dents.
"It's hard - I don't know what to do really - his defensive game is first-class," Parker said.
"We might have to get Turbo (Tom Trbojevic) to run at him a couple times and hopefully I can get him a bit later when he's a bit tired.
"He's a good player and it should be a good match-up for me - I do like a challenge."
Parker will again partner Morgan Harper in the centres, with his teammate terrorised by Melbourne in their opening final loss last week.
Parker felt Harper would take learnt plenty from his first final experience into the BB Print Stadium, Mackay, match.
"He (Harper) was disappointed, obviously, and he put his hand up," 24-year-old Parker said.
"But it's not just an individual sport, we're a team and I don't think many of us played well on the weekend; it's not just Harps who had a bad game."
Parker was part of the Sea Eagles line-up who opened their 2021 campaign against the Roosters, falling to an ugly 46-4 defeat, with both Brett Morris and James Tedesco banking hat-tricks among the haul of nine.
But Parker said they were well prepared for their second meeting of the season.
"In round one we got absolutely demolished so I hope we don't put up a performance like that," he said.
"We're pretty confident in our coaching staff in reviewing what the Roosters have been doing lately so we've just got to listen to the words of Des (coach Des Hasler) and hopefully fulfill it."
Australian Associated Press