Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, August 2, 4.05 PM, Round 12, Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast Melbourne Storm take on Newcastle Knights NRL Match Preview
An interesting match fixture you might say, the Newcastle Knights didn’t showcase their ladder position last round against the Bulldogs and were beaten in a very big upset, this week they will be looking for redemption against a team that only knows one way to play which is down to the last minute, it really is a tough one for the Knights and it comes straight after a terrible performance, it would be an absolutely amazing turn around if the Knights were to win this one but how likely is that when the Storms win rate this season is 82%? the Knights need a miracle but stand a chance.
The Melbourne Storm
|Darryn Schonig||Albert Vete|
|Jesse Bromwich||Brenko Lee|
|Marion Seve||Paul Momirovski|
1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane
Reserves: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16. Albert Vete 17. Tom Eisenhuth 18. Ryley Jacks 19. Nicholas Hynes 20. Darryn Schonig 21. Jesse Bromwich
Coach: Craig Bellamy
The Newcastle Knights
|Chris Randall||Andrew McCullough|
|Jirah Momoisea||Connor Watson|
|Josh King||Sione Mata’utia|
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Tautau Moga 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett
Reserves: 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Josh King 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Herman Ese’ese 18. Tex Hoy 19. Jirah Momoisea 20. Mason Lino 21. Mathew Croker
Coach: Adam O’Brien
The last time these two teams met the Knights at home lost to the Storm 12-26. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 42 matches played between the Storm and the Knights favour the Storm winning 27, all other statistics indicate this Storm should win comfortably.
Melbourne Storm for the win.
If we had to pick a line?