Round 21 Preview: Knights Vs Tigers

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Newcastle Knights V Wests Tigers
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium Newcastle
Date: Friday 3rd August
Time: 6:00pm AEST

1.Kalyn Ponga
2. Ken Sio
3.Sione Mata'utia
4.Cory Denniss 
5.Shaun Kenny-Dowall
20. Jack Cogger
7.Mitchell Pearce
8.Herman Ese'ese
9.Danny Levi
10.Daniel Saifiti
11.Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12.Mitchell Barnett
13.Aidan Guerra      
14.Jamie Buhrer
15.Chris Heighington
16.Josh King
17.JJ Felise
18.Nick Meaney
19.Sam Stone


1.Moses Mbye 

2.David Nofoaluma  
3.Esan Marsters 
4.Kevin Naiqama
5.Corey Thompson
6.Benji Marshall
7.Luke Brooks
8.Russell Packer
9.Robbie Farrah
10.Ben Matulino
11.Michael Chee-Kam
12.Luke Garner
13.Elijah Taylor
14.Alex Twal 

15 Sauaso Sue
17.Matthew Eisenhuth
18.Jacob Liddle
19.Chris McQueen
21. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak    
Match Preview
With the Warriors losing last week, the Tigers now have a chance to get into the top eight even if it is an uphill battle to get there. Both teams are coming off strange losses last week and the Tigers need to win this if they have any chance of making the finals. The Tigers have taken some big scalps over the last month only to lose to a team they should have beaten given recent form.

Key Matchups
I reckon this week it will be the comeback battle for the fullbacks. Moses Mbye will be looking to turn things around and have massive impact after last week's loss to his former team. Kalyn Ponga had an unusual so-so display in the Knights loss to the Cowboys and will need to be at his creative best this week

Jeremy's PredictionBoth teams are looking to get some winning form back after strange shock losses last week. Shaun Kenny-Dowall will chalk up his 250th NRL game and the Knights will step up for him this week. The Tigers need this to have a chance at the finals, so we will see which team crushes the other's dream this weekend. I reckon the tigers will make a comeback - Tigers by 10

- Jeremy


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