MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 1

KNIGHTS

V

SHARKS

KnightsNEW WIN BY 6
14
FT
8
McDonald Jones
CROWD: 21,813
2019-03-15T07:00:00Z

Preview

Team News: Newcastle will have a whopping seven club debutants, with Kalyn Ponga named at five-eighth. Herman Ese’ese is the unlucky man to miss out. Briton Nikora will make his NRL debut at Cronulla in the back-row, with Kurt Capewell filling Luke Lewis’ vacant right edge spot. Blayke Brailey also debuts from the interchange bench, while star signings Josh Morris and Shaun Johnson have both been named.

Prediction: Seven club debutants for Newcastle may make them look clunky together, but let’s not forget that they had eight in the opening round last year – and still won. Newcastle have been the talk of the pre-season, Ponga’s move to the halves and the recruitment of some genuine superstars. Cronulla have been busy as well – snaring internationals Josh Morris and Shaun Johnson, and actually head into this game as somewhat underdogs. But in a packed McDonald Jones Stadium, it’ll be the Knights that get the job done on the back of a strong showing from Mitchell Pearce, although 58% of the ZT community are with the visitors. Knights by 10.

Previous 5 Games

Knights

DATE OPP RESULT
1/9/18DragonsL 14 - 24
26/8/18SharksL 38 - 12
18/8/18PanthersW 12 - 20
10/8/18WarriorsL 20 - 4
3/8/18Wests TigersL 16 - 25

Sharks

DATE OPP RESULT
21/9/18StormL 22 - 6
14/9/18PanthersW 21 - 20
8/9/18RoostersL 21 - 12
2/9/18BulldogsW 18 - 30
26/8/18KnightsW 38 - 12
 

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats


Knights

Sharks

All Runs
MATCH
178
162
192.2
2024 AVG.
2114
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
196.3
2024 AVG.
1963
2024 TOTAL
All Run Metres
MATCH
1633
1462
1697.4
2024 AVG.
18671
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
1707.9
2024 AVG.
17079
2024 TOTAL
Line Breaks
MATCH
1
4
4.2
2024 AVG.
46
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
5.5
2024 AVG.
55
2024 TOTAL
Offloads
MATCH
5
9
5.7
2024 AVG.
63
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
8.7
2024 AVG.
87
2024 TOTAL
Kick Metres
MATCH
458
463
626
2024 AVG.
6886
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
597.6
2024 AVG.
5976
2024 TOTAL
Forty Twenty Kicks
MATCH
0
0
0.1
2024 AVG.
1
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
0.3
2024 AVG.
3
2024 TOTAL
Tackles Made
MATCH
294
360
366.1
2024 AVG.
4027
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
340.8
2024 AVG.
3408
2024 TOTAL
Missed Tackles
MATCH
32
22
29.2
2024 AVG.
321
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
30.7
2024 AVG.
307
2024 TOTAL
Penalties
MATCH
9
9
4.8
2024 AVG.
53
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
5.8
2024 AVG.
58
2024 TOTAL
Errors
MATCH
8
13
10.1
2024 AVG.
111
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
10.1
2024 AVG.
101
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats



Match Summary


Knights

Sharks

2TRIES1
Tim Glasby 68'
T. Glasby 68'
Edrick Lee 74'
E. Lee 74'
 
Sione Katoa 72'
S. Katoa 72'
2/2CONVERSIONS1/1
Kalyn Ponga 70'
K. Ponga 70'
Kalyn Ponga 76'
K. Ponga 76'
 
Shaun Johnson 72'
S. Johnson 72'
1/1PENALTY GOALS1/1
Kalyn Ponga 49'
K. Ponga 49'
 
Shaun Johnson 46'
S. Johnson 46'
0HALF TIME0
ATTENDANCE
21,813
 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Its round 1 bricktop, its about as indicative of the final top eight as trying to predict the weather with an ouija board.

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