After a breakout 2019 season, Daniel Saifiti has two NSW Blues Origin jumpers in his top draw and an upgraded three year contract in his back pocket.
Twin brother Jacob has only hopes and dreams.
Virtually inseparable both on and off the field for almost all of their 23 years, injuries have conspired against Jacob over the past couple of seasons since the brothers made their NRL debuts together against the Gold Coast in round one, 2016.
So while Daniel has come on in leaps and bounds to reach Origin status and secure his future with the Knights, his brother has been left in his wake.
Jacob now finds himself vulnerable and playing catch-up. His own future at the Knights beyond the end of this season is clouded. It's a scenario the young prop is only too aware of.
"Yeah, I'm off contract so it's make or break for me," he said. "But I've put my best foot forward this pre-season to make sure I'm playing my best footy. It's definitely the fittest I've ever been, body composition-wise and all that sort of stuff.
"This is my first full pre-season since my first one back in 2014-15 so the body feels good. Hopefully in the trials and for round one, I'll be hitting the ground running."
He knows he'll need to be.
After playing 39 games in his first two seasons in the NRL, Saififi managed just 15 over the past two years with shoulder injuries in 2018 and a broken leg last season severely hampering his progress.
It was during this period the Knights signed props David Klemmer, Tim Glasby and Herman Ese'ese from rival clubs, all arguably now ahead of him in the pecking order leading into the opening round of the premiership.
Saifiti is the first to recognise he has a fight on his hands to find a spot in the 17 against the Warriors on March 14. But it doesn't mean he is not confident in his own ability and is already conceding defeat.
"I think I'm putting my hand up and going pretty good so all I'm worried about is training the best I can to be in the best position to put my hand up for round one," he said.
"I think I'm coming right at the right time. I was a bit slow to start [the pre-season] last year but it was more to do with getting used to the type of training we were doing [under new coach Adam O'Brien]. It's been pretty tough but the body is getting used to it and I think I'm going pretty well. The trials will be important. Like I said, I'm training alright but training and playing are two different things so I think trials will be the next big test."
Asked if a new coach coming in gives him a better chance of leap-frogging a frontrow contender, Saifiti said: "It's a chance for me but at the same time, there is Clem and Tim and Daniel with an Origin background and they are going to be ahead of me.
"But hopefully Adzy can see I'm training hard and putting my hand up."