Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters
Ausgrid Stadium, 3.00pm
Knights $1.65, Roosters $2.20
Knights: Wes Naiqama, James McManus, Junior Sa’u, Keith Lulia, Akuila Uate, Ryan Stig, Kurt Gidley (c), Richie Fa’aoso, Matt Hilder, Evarn Tuimavave, Chris Houston, Neville Costigan, Joel Edwards. Interchange (from): Isaac De Gois, Antonio Kaufusi, Cameron Ciraldo, Dan Tolar, Tyrone Roberts, Steve Southern, Peter Mata’utia.
Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Sam Perrett, Justin Carney, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Joseph ‘BJ’ Leilua, Todd Carney, Mitchell Pearce, Jason Ryles, Jake Friend, Nate Myles, Braith Anasta (c), Boyd Cordner, Frank Paul Nuuausala. Interchange: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Mose Masoe, Aidan Guerra, Tom Symonds.
The Roosters are back from a bye except for Todd Carney who did a stint with NSW Cup side Newtown last week in an attempt to find form he has been missing so badly in 2011.
These two only played each other in Round 11 where the Roosters were the 12-10 victors.
I’ll be keeping a close eye on Newcastle five/eighth Ryan Stig who made his debut last week in the wake of Beau Henry moving to the Titans.
Mike’s Best Bet: None