AS a kid, Gerringong’s Korbin Sims' backyard games with older brother Tariq usually ended in tears.
The Brisbane NRL star's tears, to be precise.
No wonder Sims has jumped at a chance at some long awaited payback, volunteering to help the Broncos exploit St George Illawarra back-rower Tariq's trademark aggression in Sunday's elimination final.
Brisbane enforcer Sims will line up against not only his brother but his future club this weekend when he makes his long awaited finals debut after 119 NRL games.
Sims - who recently signed a three-year Dragons deal - said if he crossed paths with his brother Tariq at Suncorp Stadium they would "light each other up".
Sims will no doubt hope their clash avoids the same fate as their childhood games.
"I was usually the one crying to mum whingeing away that I didn't get my turn - I think on the weekend it might be my turn," the Fijian international said of their games as kids.
Tariq Sims' aggression earned him NSW State of Origin selection this year.
But Brisbane bench prop Sims believed it could also be his brother's weakness, sparking silly penalties.
"He is really aggressive and it has worked really well for him this year but as a team we can try and work that against him," he said.
"If he is over aggressive we can try to exploit it."
No doubt still smarting from their backyard days, Sims looked forward to finding his brother on the field on Sunday.
He just hoped no one held any grudges when he lobbed at 2019 Dragons pre-season training.
"If we cross paths we will try to light each other up," Sims said of Tariq.
"I am sure he is thinking the same about me. We will wait and see.
"Depending on how the result goes I hope there are no grudges held next year."
Australian Associated Press