How the NRL grand finalists shape up

STATS THAT MATTER FOR SUNDAY’S NRL GRAND FINAL

Head to head

* Played 42, Brisbane 29, North Queensland 11, Drawn 2

* In finals – Played 4, North Queensland 3, Brisbane 1

This season

* Round 3 – Brisbane won 44-22 at Suncorp Stadium

* Round 10 – North Queensland won 31-20 at 1300 Smiles Stadium

* Qualifying final – Brisbane won 16-12 at Suncorp Stadium

Regular season finish

* Brisbane – 2nd with 17 wins, 7 losses

* North Queensland – 3rd with 17 wins, 7 losses

Grand finals played

* Brisbane – 6 (1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006)

* NOrth Queensland – 1 (2005)

Premierships

* Brisbane – 6 (1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006)

* North Queensland – nil

Players’ big game experience

* Brisbane – 158 finals, 10 grand finals, 100 State of Origins, 124 Tests

* North Queensland – 147 finals, 5 grand finals, 58 State of Origins, 86 Tests

Key regular season stats (averages)

* Points scored – North Queensland (24.8, 1st), Brisbane (23.9, 4th)

* Points conceded – Brisbane (15.5, 3rd), North Queensland (17.9, 5th)

* Tries scored – North Queensland (4.3, 1st), Brisbane (4.2, 2nd)

* Tries conceded – Brisbane (2.7, 3rd), North Queensland (3, 4th)

* Completion rate – North Queensland (79.1 per cent, 2nd), Brisbane (77.8 per cent, 4th)

* Run metres – North Queensland (1592m, 1st), Brisbane (1451, 4th)

* Metres conceded – North Queensland (1326m, 1st), Brisbane (1479m, 13th)

* Linebreaks – North Queensland (5.4, 2nd), Brisbane (5.2, 4th)

* Linebreaks conceded – Brisbane (3.7, 3rd), North Queensland (4.3, 5th)

* Missed tackles – Brisbane (4.9, 1st), North Queensland (6.1, 3rd)

* Tackled in opposition 20 – North Queensland (32.6, 1st); Brisbane (22.3, 16th)

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