THE clash of the two explosive Fijian wingers is dubbed the major attraction in tonight's National Rugby League (NRL) battle between the Wests Tigers and the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium in NSW, Australia.
And new kid on the block Marika Koroibete is ready to take on one of NRL's most prolific try scorers and fellow countryman Akuila Uate at 8pm (Fiji time).
The 20-year-old Koroibete who became an instant hit after making his NRL debut late last season is hoping for a better outing this year.
The Naraiyawa, Namosi lad had played six matches for the Tigers and scored seven tries - four of which he scored against Jarryd Haynes Parramatta Eels in August last year.
"I'm looking forward to the game especially meeting up with Uate," Koroibete told Times Sport from Sydney yesterday.
"I have only played six matches for the Wests Tigers and it will be tough for me but I have done my preparations and will give my very best in that game."
Regarded by many as the fastest player in the NRL, Koroibete has added six kilos of muscle in preparation for his second NRL season.
"Training is important for fitness and strength but what's more important is the commitment," Koroibete said.
"Also putting God first to everything you do because through Him I have achieved so much."
Meanwhile Uate, who has been playing for the Knights since 2008, can see a lot of him in Koroibete.
"I got to talk to him at a Fijian dinner we had in Sydney last weekend," Uate told The Sunday Telegraph. "He is very quiet. Doesn't say much. He talked Fijian more than English. I just wished him luck for the game and he said the same thing to me.