2024 NRL: Round 10 Preview, Tigers Vs Knights

Check out the match preview and prediction for the round 10 clash between the Tigers and Knights in Tamworth.



Wests Tigers Vs Newcastle Knights
Venue: Scully Park
Date: Saturday May 11, 15:00


Tigers: 1. Jahream Bula, 2. Charlie Staines, 3. Starford To’A, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Brent Naden, 6. Lachlan Galvin, 7. Jayden Sullivan, 8. Stefano Utoikamanu, 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. David Klemmer, 11. Samuela Fainu, 12. John Bateman, 13. Isaiah Papali’i, 14. Jake Simpkin, 15. Alex Twal, 16. Alex Seyfarth, 17. Fonua Pole, 18. Tallyn Da Silva, 19. Solomon Alaimalo, 20. Asu Kepaoa, 21. Alex Lobb, 22. Solomona Faataape

Knights: 1. David Armstrong, 2. Greg Marzhew, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Enari Tuala, 6. Tyson Gamble, 7. Jackson Hastings, 8. Jacob Saifiti, 9. Jayden Brailey, 10. Leo Thompson, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Kai Pearce-Paul, 13. Adam Elliott, 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Dylan Lucas, 17. Brodie Jones, 18. Jack Hetherington, 19. Jack Cogger, 20. Mat Croker, 21. Jed Cartwright, 22. Kristian Mapapalangi

Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adasmki

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With Wests Tigers half Aidan Sezer suspended for the next four weeks, Jayden Sullivan returns at halfback, while skipper Api Koroisau is back after missing last week with hip spasms, so Jake Simpkin drops back to the bench. Starford To’a returns from injury, so Brent Naden shifts to the wing and Solomon Alaimalo has been dropped back to the reserves.

The Knights receive a big boost in the forward pack, with Jacob Saifiti to start in the front row, while Tyson Frizell also returns in the second row. Jack Hetherington and Jed Cartwright are the pair to make way, with Dylan Lucas dropping back to the bench.

Many expected Newcastle to falter without star fullback Kalyn Ponga, but Adam O’Brien’s men have stepped up in his absence to win their last two matches. The Knights withstood a lot of pressure in their 14-8 win over the Warriors in wet conditions last Sunday, but they will be hoping they can unlock some more points after scoring just 32 over the past two weeks.

The Tigers have hit a roadblock after a hot start early, losing their last five matches. They led by eight points at half time against the Bulldogs last weekend but were held scoreless for the rest of the match, as Canterbury ran out 22-14 winners in a hard-fought contest.

Koroisau back in the side should provide a much-needed boost, but extra pressure will be on young gun Lachlan Galvin in the halves without the experienced Aidan Sezer next to him. History is against Wests, however, with the Knights winning the last four games between the two sides, while the Tigers have only won one of their four games played at Scully Park.

Head-to-head stats can be found at Round 10 Number Crunch.


Check out all the NRL Predictions for round 10 here.

Knights by 2 points.

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