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Grand Final: Battle of the halves

Grand Final: Battle of the halves

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 03/10/2021
[Photo: Supplied]

Two of the best NRL halfbacks this season will battle it out in the Grand Final tonight.

Penrith Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary has been outstanding this season assisting the Panthers to their second consecutive Grand Final.

Cleary played in 17 of the 28 matches, scoring ten tries and kicking 91 goals.

The 23-year-old was also named the 2021 Dally M Halfback of the Year.

However, Rabbitohs captain Adam Reynolds is one of the most accurate goalkickers of all time and he sits second on the Clubโ€™s point-scoring list for all-time behind Club legend Eric Simms.

The 31-year-old veteran played 24 games this season, collecting five tries and 116 goals.

Reynolds will take up the kicking role from rookie fullback Blake Taaffe for tonightโ€™s clash against the Panthers.

The last time the Panthers lifted the NRL title was in 2003 while the Rabbitohs last title win was in 2014.

The Grand Final is scheduled for 8.30 tonight.

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