We take a look at Saturday afternoon’s NRL Round 24 clash between the Newcastle Knights and the Melbourne Storm. The Storm have secured their position as minor premiers but won’t be taking their foot off the pedal anytime soon.
When: 15:00 | Saturday 19/08/2017
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium
Everyone knows that the Knights are building a strong future.
They have brought players that will see them grow over the next few years and hopefully be a finals team, then you’ll see the best players want to go there as they’ll have a chance to win a premiership.
There are two things that motivate players and that is money and premierships.
Most guys won’t be playing 250 games or Origin, so they need to squeeze the most out of their time.
The Knights are a team that you can’t really plan to beat because you’re never quite sure which team will turn up, so in a way that gives them a little edge to begin with.
For the Knights they’ll be looking to stop Cameron Smith from making easy metres and making early kicks that turn them around.
The Knights’ backline need to control Billy Slater and stop him when he runs around the back on the last play to provide extra numbers on the fringe.
Suliasi Vunivalu’s attempted hurdle was a brain snap and I don’t think that he even knew he was doing it.
Every player on the field was shocked and laughed at what was happening.
I guarantee he won’t be doing it again unless he signs up to the NFL.
I can’t believe it but I’m going for the Knights in an upset.
Newcastle at $4.70
Melbourne at $1.20
Tip: Newcastle at $4.70
Line tip: Newcastle +13.5
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