Written by BetEasy
A week of off field controversy at Newcastle translated into an on field horror show at Campbelltown, when the Knights were blanked in the first half and down 30-0 at the break, before losing 46-4 to the Tigers and effectively ruling themselves out of finals contention. Coach Nathan Brown stepped down on Tuesday and won’t coach the final two games of the 2019 season.
The side features just one change, with Connor Watson getting the start at hooker for the injured Danny Levi. The Knights play their final home game against the lowly Titans, who are coming off a spirited 24-8 loss to Melbourne.
It has been a miserable season for the Coast, who welcome back Jarrod Wallace at prop, with Jai Arrow sliding to lock. Ash Taylor is named as a reserve. They have won just one of their past 10 matches.
One of Gold Coast’s four season wins came in round 6 against the Knights at Robina, where they won 38-14. The Titans have actually won three of their past four against the Knights, and in their past three visits to the Hunter, have covered the 10-point start on offer in this one, winning one of those three matches straight up.
The Wolf can’t back the Titans to get the two points against anyone at the moment though. Newcastle is rocking after falling away badly late in the season, but they’ll farewell the home faithful with a big win on Saturday.
Newcastle Knights for the win