Newcastle
Knights
34
Canberra
Raiders
20
FULLTIME
2017-05-14T04:00:00Z
McDonald Jones Stadium

Preview

Canberra enters the clash in the Hunter Valley as the hottest favourites of the round despite the loss of Josh Papalii, who was stood down by the club.

They face a Newcastle side that rank 18th in points allowed and 18th in points scored. Generally, and this case is no different when you sit at the foot of the table in those two categories, you won’t win too many games.

Trent Hodkinson is an outside chance to return for the Knights after being named on an extended bench while Sia Soliola takes the place of Papalii in the second row.

The green machine currently sit in 10th place on the NRL ladder and are in desperate need of a win in order to stay in touch with the top eight. Their 1-3 away record isn’t promising, however against a Knights side struggling to gel at either end of the park, they should have a little too much polish to get past the strugglers.

Raiders by 16.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Knights   Raiders
6 Tries 3
5 Conversions 3
0 Penalty Goals 1
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Knights   Raiders
169 All Runs 136
1,319 All Run Metres 1,328
4 Line Breaks 5
5 Offloads 9

Defense

Knights   Raiders
314 Kick Metres 180
0 40/20 0
268 Tackles 306
38 Missed Tackles 30

Discipline

Knights   Raiders
7 Penalties Conceded 8
7 Errors 13
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary