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Newcastle Knights look to keep their improbable winning streak going on Saturday afternoon when they host competition leaders Melbourne Storm in NRL Round 24 action.
For the first time since 2015 the Knights have won three games in succession – but can they register their biggest win in years against dominant frontrunners Melbourne on Saturday?
Despite their significant improvement over the last month, it’s highly unlikely. Newcastle have been determined, enthusiastic and intense all season, and that sometimes is enough to beat teams that lack those traits on certain days, but to beat a side as professional, you need that something extra.
Unfortunately, the Knights are still lacking that genuine class and star quality that transforms a team into a genuine finals outfit and premiership contender.
Melbourne have only lost four games this season and can secure the minor premiership by beating Newcastle, with the Storm enjoying a big six-point buffer at the top of the table.
Craig Bellamy’s team have conquered three top eight sides over the last three weeks, taking out the Cowboys away from home before demolishing Manly a fortnight ago at home.
A narrow triumph over the Roosters followed last week, and now Melbourne will simply be hoping to maintain their momentum into the finals without losing any key troops to injury or suspension.
The Knights have a decent record against Melbourne, but it’s been the competition leaders who have won the last three meetings, including a big win earlier this season. Expect an energetic start from Newcastle, but I think Melbourne will hold them out and then gradually move away to a comfortable win.
Knights: 1. Dane Gagai 2. Ken Sio 3. Joe Wardle 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Shaun Kenny-dowall 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Jamie Buhrer 10. Josh King 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Danny Levi 15. Luke Yates 16. Sam Stone 17. Jacob Saifiti 18. Jack Cogger 19. Mickey Paea 20. Brendan Elliott 21. Chanel Mata’utia.
Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. William Chambers 4. Curtis Scott 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Joe Stimson 13. Dale Finucane 14. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 15. Jahrome Hughes 16. Kenneath Bromwich 17. Slade Griffin 18. Tohu Harris 19. Brodie Croft 20. Robbie Rochow 21. Nate Myles.