Written by Christopher Tearse
The Knights losing to the Melbourne Storm last round showed a lot of fight after winning the second half and looking to stage a comeback to take the win, although it never happened it showed the rest of the competition they are serious competitors this year, the Brisbane Broncos also staged some fight against the Manly Sea Eagles beating Manly 18-4 in the first half but then losing the second half and losing the match 20-18, make no mistake the Knights will be assembling the cavalry this week so the Broncos need to turn up.
The Newcastle Knights
|Gehamat Shibasaki||Brodie Jones|
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Herman Ese’ese
Reserves: 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Aidan Guerra 18. Gehamat Shibasaki 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Starford To’a
Coach: Adam O’Brien
The Brisbane Broncos
|Alex Glenn||Kotoni Staggs|
|Issac Luke||Rhys Kennedy|
|Tevita Pangai Junior|
1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Corey Oates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Cory Paix 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan
Reserves: 14. Tesi Niu 15. Ben Te’o 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Thomas Flegler 18. Issac Luke 19. Rhys Kennedy 20. Tom Dearden 21. Jamil Hopoate
Coach: Anthony Seibold
The last time these two teams met the Newcastle Knights at home thumped the Broncos 26-12. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, matches played between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos have favoured the Broncos having won in total 22 from the 36 total matches played giving the Broncos a 61% chance of winning before this match even begins, on the flip side all the head to head statistics for this season ways heavily in favour of the Knights as their scoring is almost double the Broncos and overall their defense has been almost twice as good.
Brisbane Broncos for the win.
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