Many of rugby league's most successful five-eighths wouldn't have reached great heights without the calming influence of their halves partner.
Footy pundits are always talking about a free-roaming pivot partnering a half who organises things around the ruck.
In the case of Orange Hawks in 2021, that's exactly the combination that Toby Westcott and Willie Heta hope to achieve, only in this scenario, the younger bloke will be the maestro, whereas the senior player will wreak havoc off-the-cuff.
Willie Heta's ability to break a game open is something the entire region is aware of. But, he can't always do that if he's trying to direct and organise things throughout every set of six.. that's where Toby Westcott comes in.
The Western Rams youngster hopes to alleviate some of the pressures the captain-coach faces, and after getting a taste for his role in the round one victory over Lithgow Workies, looks to bring his partner in crime the same luxury against St Pat's on Sunday.
"One of the big things we spoke about in the pre-season is how I can take a lot of pressure off Willie [Heta]," Westcott said.
"When he gets the time to play, he's absolutely electric."
It's not only Heta who's going to be a handful for opposing sides in 2021, it's the young man at the back.
"Bubba [Ryan] Manning is killing it and once he gets confidence in first grade, he's going to be one to look out for," he said.
Westcott knows the blue and whites bring their own weapons to Wade Park, but the halfback is more worried about his own squad.
"The focus this year has been more on us," he said.
"We had a few errors last week and we want to try to avoid this moving forward.
"We've also got to improve our timing in attack."
Kick-off is 3pm at Wade Park.
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