Scully Park will play host to Saturday's Round 16 NRL game between New Zealand Warriors and Newcastle Knights. The game kicks off at 3:00 pm with Newcastle Knights heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the New Zealand Warriors vs. Newcastle Knights game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday August 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Where: Scully Park
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New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights Odds
New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights Preview
The Knights will venture outside of Newcastle for the first time this month as they travel to Tamworth to take on the Warriors.
After a rocky month of July, the Knights have turned their season around with three wins on the trot, but there are some concerns about the legitimacy of Newcastle’s credentials.
After hanging on for dear life against Manly a week earlier, the Knights managed to score only 12 points in another less than convincing performance against the Cowboys last week.
To be fair, Newcastle are still on the mend with Bradman Best, Erdrick Lee and Andrew McCullough all on the sidelines, but they’ll need to dig deep again this week with a spirited Warriors side up next.
New Zealand have won three of their last four games after defeating the Bulldogs 20-14 last week.
The Kiwis also hung tight with the top of the table Panthers a week earlier, a form line that reads well heading into Saturday’s contest.
The Warriors were shutout 20-0 against the Knights back in Round 1, but they’ve been a very steady betting play as the line underdog ever since.
New Zealand are 9-7 in this scenario over the last 12 months, so there’s a lot to like about them laying +6.5 on a neutral ground.
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New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights Tip
New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights Teams
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Adam Pompey 3. Hayze Perham 4. Peta Hiku 5. George Jennings 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Karl Lawton 10. Lachlan Burr 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jack Murchie 18. Isaiah Papali’i 20. Gerard Beale 21. Josh Curran 22. Paul Turner
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To’a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Kurt Mann 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Josh King 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Brodie Jones 19. Chris Randall 20. Tex Hoy 21. Jirah Momoisea