Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, August 16, 2.00 PM, Round 14, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, Newcastle Knights take on Manly Sea Eagles NRL Match Preview
The last time these two teams met there was a controversial ending that favoured the Knights! will that still be in the back of the Manly Sea Eagles minds as they take the field on Sunday to again face the Knights? The Knights completely obliterated the Wests Tigers last round and the Wests Tigers were left in ruins, the Knights started fast and had an attitude that showed they weren’t mucking around, this week they will need that same attitude as they are not good at winning the games they should! expect a fight as this could be the Sea Eagles last chance at making a run to the finals.
The Newcastle Knights
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To’a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Blake Green 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Kurt Mann 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett
Reserves: 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Herman Ese’ese 17. Josh King 18. Tex Hoy 19. Brodie Jones 20. Chris Randall 21. Mason Lino
Coach: Adam O’Brien
The Manly Sea Eagles
|Abbas Miski||Addin Fonua-Blake|
1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic
Reserves: 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Sean Keppie 17. Haumole Olakau’atu 18. Morgan Boyle 19. Tevita Funa 20. Abbas Miski 21. Jack Gosiewski
Coach: Des Hasler
The last time these two teams met the Sea Eagles just lost to the Knights 12-14. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 33 matches played between the Sea Eagles and the Knights favour the Sea Eagles winning 18, all other statistics suggest the Knights getting the job done!
Newcastle Knights for the win.
If we had to pick a line?
Sea Eagles +7.5