Joeys 1sts played Marist Canberra (and won 83-15) and Joeys 2nds played Marist Ashgrove 1sts and drew 12-12. I don't know which Barker team struggled against Ashgrove just recently, but I suspect Barker might really struggle against Nudgee on Saturday.
Barker hasn't played Marist Ashgrove since 2019. They won CAS that year. And they didn't struggle against Marist Ashgrove that year either. 36-17 with a 1sts squad, not a cemented 1st XV team. They also convincingly beat Marist in Canberra a few weeks prior to this.
Barker will probably struggle against Nudgee, although Barker is more talented. Especially now that Robert Toia isn't playing. Any NSW school would struggle because there would have been a month break between games for any NSW school. Match fitness is going to be in the bin.