We take a look at Friday’s (12/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 17 match is between Newcastle Knights and Canterbury Bulldogs. The Newcastle Knights go into the match as the pretty short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Friday July 12, 7:55pm.
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Newcastle will hope to regain half back Mitchell Pearce for their Friday night clash with the Dogs in the Hunter as they look to keep in touch with the top four.
Pearce, David Klemmer, Tim Glasby and Daniel Saifiti have all been named to back up for the Knights, with their three forwards listed as reserves and Knights fans will be hoping they can back up from Origin on Wednesday. The Dogs don’t have any such issues, with second gamer Brandon Wakeham shifting into the starting side in their only notable change.
Canterbury won its last NRL match against Cronulla, but will have their work cut out for them if they want to make it two in a row. The Knights dominated their Magic Round clash to win 22-10, racing out to a 16-0 lead. Prior to that, it was the Dogs who held sway in the head to head, winning six in a row. Despite the absence of Kalyn Ponga, Newcastle should have too many ace’s in the deck for the Dogs to trouble them and The Wolf is backing the home side in on Friday night.
Tip: Newcastle Knights at $1.40
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Shaun Kenny-Dowall at $8.00
Knights: 1. Connor Watson 2. Hymel Hunt 3. Kurt Mann 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. James Gavet 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh King 11. Jamie Buhrer 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Herman Ese’ese 14. Jacob Saifiti 16. Phoenix Crossland 19. David Klemmer 21. Tim Glasby 18. Tautau Moga 20. Daniel Saifiti
Players cut: 15. Pasami Saulo 17. Aidan Guerra 22. Brodie Jones 23. Chris Randall
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Marcelo Montoya 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jack Cogger 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Chris Smith 14. Adam Elliott 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Ofahiki Ogden 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Jeremy Marshall-King 21. Kerrod Holland
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change