Newcastle
Knights
22
Brisbane
Broncos
34
FULLTIME
2017-07-15T07:30:00Z
McDonald Jones Stadium

Preview

The Knights almost had their third win of the season last weekend against the Bulldogs but were pipped at the post by a late runaway try from Moses Mbye and match-winning conversion by Kerrod Holland.

They are now four points below the Tigers in 15th position and face a side hopeful of breaking into the top four this weekend in the Broncos.

Dane Gagai will back up from Origin and return to centre in place for Joe Wardle, with Mickey Paea dropping back to the reserves.

Brisbane will be without David Mead following a knee complaint, and he’ll join Corey Oates and Herman Ese’ese on the injury list.

Matt Gillett and Josh McGuire will back up after Origin, and Anthony Milford has been named on the extended bench after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Brisbane shouldn’t have much trouble in this fixture.

Broncos by 12.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

4 Tries 6
3 Conversions 5
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

150 All Runs 166
1,454 All Run Metres 1,682
5 Line Breaks 6
9 Offloads 13

Defense

362 Kick Metres 510
0 40/20 0
316 Tackles 286
38 Missed Tackles 24

Discipline

3 Penalties Conceded 6
11 Errors 5
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Lucky win for the Broncos. Great debut by Isaako and excellent performances by Moga, Roberts, Glenn, Ofahengaue and Arrow. Milford was solid in his return and it was a better performance from Sims than in recent weeks. Blair and Thaiday were poor again and
    Sua contribution for 30 minutes wasn’t good enough. Pengai Jnr’s go forward was okay but his defence was poor. Hunt’s had some nice kicks but his defence was again poor. Kahu’s goal kicking was again excellent but he and Pearson just don’t contribute as much from the wing as their elite rivals.

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