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NRL Preview & Tips - Round 14
Paul and Tim give us an in-depth look at this week's NRL action with teams and tips for Round 14 of the Telstra premiership - Women in League Round.
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS vs. NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS FRIDAY 6.35pm AEST 8.35pm NZT MT SMART STADIUM
Referees: Steve Lyons & Bernard Sutton Touch Judges: David Abood & Ricky McFarlane Video Referee: Phil Cooley
WARRIORS - 1. Wade McKinnon 2. Kevin Locke 3. Patrick Ah Van 4. Simon Mannering 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Lance Hohaia 7. Stacey Jones 8. Sam Rapira 9. Ian Henderson 10. Steve Price (c) 11. Lewis Brown 12. Ben Matulino 13. Micheal Luck (vc) Interchange: 14. Aaron Heremaia 15. Russell Packer 16. Jesse Royal 17. Jacob Lillyman KNIGHTS - 20. Shannon McDonnell 2. James McManus 3. Junior Sau 4. Wes Naiqama 5. Akuila Uate 6. Ben Rogers 7. Jarrod Mullen 8. Mark Taufua 9. Isaac De Gois 10. Chris Houston 11. Steve Simpson 12. Zeb Taia 13. Matt Hilder Interchange: 14. Con Mika 15. Marvin Karawana 16. Richard Fa'aoso 17. Danny Wicks; Reserves: 18. Sione Tovo 19. Keith Lulia
An all pink Women in League week raising funds for breast cancer kicks off across the ditch tonight with the Warriors hosting the Knights. Halfway through the season and the Warriors, predicted by many at the start of the season to finish in the top four, are possibly playing for their year. After registering just one victory in the last six weeks, it is time for the real Warriors to stand up, with just Brent Tate and Joel Moon missing from their top side. The Knights on the other hand, have shown signs in recent weeks that their enthusiastic start to the season is in danger of unravelling. They have lost two of their last three and were noticeably flat against the Eels last week. Fullback and captain Kurt Gidley will miss the trip across the Tasman with calf soreness emanating from Origin 1 and backing up several days later. Coach Brian Smith has enforced a rest and recuperation policy for the Novocastrians to freshen them up after their sub-standard performance last Sunday. Warriors halfback Stacey Jones celebrates his 250th first grade game and will be looking to lead from the front and kick-start the Warriors