NRL Match Previews - Newcastle v Brisbane (Round 24)

20-08-2010 07:35PM at EnergyAustralia Stadium

Referee: Tony Archer and Alan Shortall
Touch Judges: Russell Turner and Grant Atkins
Referee: Steve Clark

Friday night under lights at EnergyAustralia Stadium in Newcastle sees the Knights playing for pride and the Broncos desperate to stay in the top 8. Desperation is exactly what they will need to survive without Darren Lockyer this week and after conceding 30 points at home to the Eels; there are a few questions to answer for Brisbane. Can they answer them against the Novocastrians?  

Yes. Newcastle have won their past 4 home games dating back to mid June and will play with plenty of spirit in front of their fans but the Broncos forward pack will do enough damage early to create plenty of space for their very young and very quick backline. Brisbane will not have a lot of points in them without their captain but they may not need to. Desperation and defence wins.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Corey Parker
My Tip: Brisbane 16-14

The Teams

  Newcastle Knights               Brisbane Broncos 
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C. Paterson
M. Karawana
E. Tuimavave
S. Simpson
K. Lulia
J. McManus
B. Rogers
C. Mika
1. Shannon McDonnellFullback1. Josh Hoffman
2. Akuila UateWing2. Antonio Winterstein
3. Junior SauCentre3. Alex Glenn
4. Adam MacDougallCentre4. Israel Folau
5. Cooper VunaWing5. Jharal Yow Yeh
6. Jarrod MullenFive Eighth6. Corey Norman
7. Kurt GidleyHalfback7. Peter Wallace
8. Ben CrossProp8. Shane Tronc
9. Isaac De GoisHooker9. Andrew McCullough
10. Antonio KaufusiProp10. Ben Te'o
11. Zeb TaiaSecond Row11. Matt Gillett
12. Cameron CiraldoSecond Row12. Sam Thaiday
13. Matt HilderLock13. Corey Parker
14. Wes NaiqamaInterchange14. Ben Hunt
15. Daniel TolarInterchange15. Josh McGuire
16. Richard Fa'aosoInterchange16. Mitchell Dodds
17. Mark TaufuaInterchange17. Scott Anderson
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D. Lockyer
J. Hodges
D. Copley
R. Ahern
K. Lingwoodock
D. Kemp

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 8 Suncorp Stadium Newcastle Knights 30-22
2009 Round 8 Energy Australia Stadium Newcastle Knights 28-12
2008 Round 26 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos 24-2
2008 Round 5 Energy Australia Stadium Brisbane Broncos 34-22
2007 Round 11 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos 71-6

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