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'The NRL Rookie' reaches its halfway point tonight and now it is the time for each competitor to step their game up to the next level (see it on DUKE, 9.45pm on Freeview 13 or SKY 23).

This is clear when the boys jet-set over the Tasman to New Zealand, where they will play the Vodafone Warriors' academy team in a nine-a-side fixture showcasing some brilliant attacking footy.

The captain's challenge proves to be the most difficult yet with only a handful of players crossing the finish line and the big question is whether Lou can make it four in a row?

A controversial decision in The Cut has Freddy questioning some of the rookies' honesty and he throws a curveball of his own.

At this stage of the competition the smallest flaws will be exposed and only the most consistent of the bunch will edge their way closer to the ultimate prize – to be a part of an NRL Team and claim the title of 'The NRL Rookie'.

Head to nrlrookie.com to watch full catch-up episodes of 'The NRL Rookie' as well as online exclusive extras.

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