Suncorp Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 20 NRL game between Newcastle Knights and Canberra Raiders. The game kicks off at 5:30 pm with Canberra Raiders heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Newcastle Knights vs. Canberra Raiders game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday August 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Where: Suncorp Stadium
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Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders Preview
The Green Machine is back in full swing as they look to extend their winning streak to four on Saturday night against a desperate Knights team.
Canberra’s defensive effort was huge last week in their two-point win over Parramatta, a performance Ricky Stuart will be hoping his side can build on with a few big games coming up against the Storm, Manly and the Roosters.
Newcastle remains in the hunt for the eight, but recent efforts have certainly left a lot to be desired.
The Knights copped a walloping last week at the hands of the Roosters, but all is not lost as Newcastle prepares to potentially welcome back Bradman Best, David Klemmer and Mitchell Pearce from injury this week.
On the injury front, the Raiders could also be bolstered by the return of Elliott Whitehead and Jack Wighton, adding some spice to an intriguing matchup between 9th and 11th.
The Knights have won their last two games over the Raiders, but the way Canberra has been playing defensively over the last three weeks is tough to ignore.
The Raiders have held their last three opponents to under 20 points, which doesn’t read well for a Knights team that ranks second-last in points scored.
With a chance to jump back in the eight, the Raiders look a good bet to win a low-scoring contest.
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Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders Teams
Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Kurt Mann 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Phoenix Crossland 7. Jake Clifford 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. David Klemmer 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Jirah Momoisea 19. Simi Sasagi 20. Tex Hoy 21. Mitchell Pearce
Raiders team: 1. Jordan Rapana 2. Harley Smith-Shields 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Semi Valemei 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young 14. Tom Starling 15. Matthew Timoko 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Joseph Tapine 18. Matt Frawley 19. Ryan James 20. Bailey Simonsson 21. Dunamis Lui