Will Chambers has loved every minute of playing alongside Cameron Smith during his seven seasons with Melbourne but come Saturday night it will be a different story.
The Storm, Maroon and Kangaroo teammates will find themselves on opposing sides during the NRL All Stars match at Suncorp Stadium.
While the Storm centre is looking forward to representing the Indigenous All-Stars he admitted to being a touch apprehensive about going up against his club skipper.
“I’m nervous, he is a special footballer who I have had a lot to do with over my career and I’ve looked up to,” Chambers said with a smile.
“He has really helped me with my footy and I probably wouldn’t be the footballer I am without him.”
It will be the second year in a row that Chambers will be representing the Indigenous All-Stars.
The future of the exhibition game has been cast into doubt during the week following the withdrawal of several key players.
However as far as Chambers is concerned, he remains as proud as ever to be a part of the showpiece event.
“It means a lot to myself and a lot to our people,” he said.
“It is something I always look forward to and I can’t wait to get out there on Saturday night and be a part of it again.”