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Every coach will tell you trial form means nothing and Newcastle’s coach Nathan Brown will be hoping that’s true after the Knights lost both of their trials to the Dragons and this weeks opponents the Sharks. The Sharks loss will be of more concern considering both teams played their strongest sides for the majority of the game in which the Sharks dominated, Knight’s fans will be hoping Brown has kept a few tricks up his sleeve.
Newcastle have had their struggles in recent times and no side has inflicted more pain on them than the Sharks with eight consecutive losses to Paul Gallen and his men which includes a 62-0 drubbing at Hunter Stadium in 2016. In the return match that season a more spirited Knights’ side but in a better performance in a spiteful game, but the end result was another big win for Cronulla.
This lite a spark between the two sides who have traded barbs on the field and in media ever since, the Knights and their fans will want to finally put and end to this losing streak to the Sharks, especially to Gallen who has shown little respect to the Knights with his comments during this time. The cross over of a couple of star Sharks players in Jessie Ramien and Edrick Lee will also add some more heat to the pot that is already boiling over.
In comparison the Sharks won both of their trials and have looked like a side ready to start the year off with a bang despite an off-season filled with drama. After starting last year slowly new coach John Morris has made it a priority for his side to not make the same mistake again making sure all his stars have seen plenty of game time to dust off the cobwebs.
Newcastle Knights attempt to avenge a pre-season trial loss to Cronulla Sharks when they square off in the opening round of the 2019 NRL season on Friday night at McDonald Jones Stadium.
With arguably the most electrifying youngster in the game and after bringing in one of the sport’s biggest enforcers, much will be expected of the Knights in 2019 – at the very least a top eight finish after years of languishing at the foot of the ladder.
Kalyn Ponga is set for another spectacular season after his extraordinary breakout campaign last year, and if he can avoid any lengthy injuries along with Mitchell Pearce, they could transform into the best halves pairing in the competition.
David Klemmer also arrives from the Bulldogs and will be determined to re-establish his reputation as one of the NRL’s most feared forwards. He is set to make his Knights debut on Friday, along with fellow fresh faces Edrick Lee, Hymel Hunt, Jesse Ramien, James Gavet and Tim Glasby, while Kurt Mann will come off the bench.
It’s been another off-season of controversy for the Sharks, this time surrounding the salary cap, while coach Shane Flanagan was axed mid-way through the pre-season.
John Morris has taken the head coaching gig as a result, but while he has a roster capable of challenging for the premiership, I’m not sure how the Sharks will go this season.
Shaun Johnson doesn’t really suit their gritty style of play, while the loss of Luke Lewis (retired) could be a massive one. Paul Gallen also isn’t getting any younger, while a second row pairing of Briton Nikora and Kurt Capewell isn’t exactly a jaw dropper…
Cronulla have a better team on paper, but I’m liking the Knights to start the season with a bang. Newcastle love playing at home, and if Ponga and Pearce are clicking, I think they can steer the home side to an opening round win.
Knights: 1 Connor Watson 2 Edrick Lee 3 Hymel Hunt 4 Jesse Ramien 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6 Kalyn Ponga 7 Mitchell Pearce 8 David Klemmer 9 Danny Levi 10 James Gavet 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12 Sione Mata’utia 13 Tim Glasby.
Interchange: 14 Kurt Mann 15 Aidan Guerra 16 Mitchell Barnett 17 Daniel Saifiti. Reserves: 18 Jamie Buhrer 19 Herman Ese’ese 20 Josh King 21 Brodie Jones.
Sharks: 1 Matt Moylan 2 Sosaia Feki 3 Josh Dugan 4 Josh Morris 5 Sione Katoa 6 Shaun Johnson 7 Chad Townsend 8 Andrew Fifita 9 Jayden Brailey 10 Matt Prior 11 Briton Nikora 12 Kurt Capewell 13 Paul Gallen (c).
Interchange: 14 Blayke Brailey 15 Jayson Bukuya 16 Aaron Woods 17 Jack Williams. Reserves: 18 Scott Sorensen 19 Kyle Flanagan 20 Bronson Xerri 21 Braden Uele.