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GI, Barba to pose problems - Mason

Dangerous ... Greg Inglis.

Dangerous ... Greg Inglis. Photo: Anthony Johnson

WHAT the Indigenous All Stars lack in grunt up front, they more than make up for in strike power out wide, according to NRL All Stars forward Willie Mason.

While he conceded there was quite a discrepancy between the forward packs, Mason admitted his backs ''will have their work cut out'' trying to contain the Indigenous All Stars' lethal back line - including Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges and Ben Barba.

''Their forward pack lacks a little bit of experience, but that's it,'' he said. ''Their back line is super hot. They could match it with any team in the world. Our backs will have their work cut out. Our forwards are pretty big and pretty experienced so I think we'll handle our job. I'd hate to be in the back line marking GI or Benny Barba.''

Two of those players handed the arduous task of shutting down the Indigenous All Stars' strike weapons are Brett and Josh Morris.

The pair have represented NSW and Australia together in the past, but Josh said he's lucky to be playing in this Saturday's match at Suncorp Stadium.

''Having Benny in the Indigenous side, he probably would've got the most votes in our [Bulldogs] team,'' Josh said.

''It's lucky the fans chose both of us and we're really happy about playing this week.

''We've had the opportunity to play for NSW and Australia together and they were both very enjoyable for us. This is another game we can tick off and we're both really excited to play together again. We can't wait for Saturday night. Hopefully it's the start of a couple more games together this year.''

As expected, the NRL All Stars players are having trouble telling the identical Morris twins apart.

''I still can't tell them apart,'' Mason said.

''One's real cocky, one's real quiet. That's all I know, but I still don't know which one is which. One's better looking they reckon and one spikes his hair up.''

Four Nations 2014

Round 1
Sat, 25 OctTimes shown AEDT
ENG 32 vs SAM 26 Stats
AUS 12 vs NEWZ 30 Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 01 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEWZ 14 vs SAM 12 Report Stats
Sun, 02 NovTimes shown AEDT
AUS 16 vs ENG 12 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sat, 08 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEWZ 16 vs ENG 14 Report Stats
Sun, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
AUS 44 vs SAM 18 Report Stats
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Sat, 15 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEWZ 22 vs AUS 18 Report Stats
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Four Nations 2014
Overall standings
Team P W L +/- Pts
New Zealand 3 3 0 22 6
Australia 3 2 1 12 4
England 3 1 2 0 2
Samoa 3 0 3 -34 0
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