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After winning their first four games of the season, the Roosters have slipped to back-to-back defeats against the Sea Eagles and Broncos, and they will be determined to return to the winners circle against resident battlers the Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday.
Firmly putting last season’s nightmare campaign behind them, the Roosters were the only team to match Melbourne and go unbeaten over the first month 2017 football.
However the Tricolours have lost their momentum, and after a last-minute loss to Manly a fortnight ago, they were comprehensively outplayed in a heavy 32-8 defeat to the Broncos at Suncorp last week.
The Roosters were found out defensively in what was easily their worst performance of the season. Fortunately, they have a great opportunity to bounce back this week against the reigning two-time wooden spooners.
Newcastle do deserve some credit this season – they’ve been in with a chance of winning every game apart from their 4-0 drubbing to the Panthers, but they’ve lacked the class to execute with the game on the line.
One week after narrowly falling 19-18 to reigning premiers Cronulla, the Knights again fought admirably against the Bulldogs last week, and if not for a few unlucky calls, they easily could have emerged triumphant instead of suffering a 10-point loss.
Nevertheless, you can feel the atmosphere in the Hunter slowly changing for the better, and if the Knights keep turning up and putting in the effort, the fans will reward them in voice.
Dane Gagai was great for the Knights last week, making eight tackle busts and scoring a try, and if he can reproduce that performance against a Roosters side who struggled on the edge last week, he could have a field day.
But it’s hard to tip against the Roosters. They’ve dominated Newcastle in recent meetings, and despite two recent losses, they should have too much class for a gallant Knights outfit.
Newcastle Knights: 1. Brendan Elliot 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson (c) 8. Jack Stockwell 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Mitch Barnett. Interchange: 14. Sam Stone 15. Anthony Tupou 16. Joe Wardle 17. Daniel Saifiti 18. Jaelen Feeney 19. Luke Yates 20. Jacob Gagan 21. Jacob Saifiti
South Sydney Rabbitohs: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Joseph Manu 4. Blake Ferguson 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend (c) 10. Isaac Liu 11. Boyd Cordner (c) 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra. Interchange: 14. Kane Evans 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Ryan Matterson 17. Connor Watson 18. Paul Carter 19. Lindsay Collins 22. Jayden Nikorima 23. Sio Siua Taukeiaho