Sunday’s second NRL Round 6 match is between Newcastle Knights and Wests Tigers. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:05 local time with the game to be played at Hunter Stadium. The home team Newcastle Knights are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Newcastle Knights and Wests Tigers.
When: 16:05 | Sunday 10/04/2016
Where: Hunter Stadium
Tip: Newcastle Knights at $2.10
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Sione Mata’utia at $13.00
Knights: 1 Dane Gagai, 2 Nathan Ross, 3 Sione Mata’utia, 4 Pat Mata’utia, 5 Akuila Uate, 6 Jarrod Mullen, 7 Trent Hodkinson (c), 8 Sam Mataora, 9 Danny Levi, 10 Korbin Sims, 11 Tariq Sims (c), 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Jeremy Smith (c). Interchange: 14 Tyler Randell, 15 Jack Stockwell, 16 Jacob Saifiti, 17 Pauli Pauli, 18 Daniel Saifiti, 19 Mickey Paea.
Tigers: 1 James Tedesco, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Tim Simona, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Jordan Rankin, 6 Mitchell Moses, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Aaron Woods (c), 9 Robbie Farah, 10 Tim Grant, 11 Dene Halatau, 12 Chris Lawrence, 13 Sauaso Sue. Interchange: 14 Curtis Sironen, 15 Ava Seumanufagai, 16 Joshua Aloiai, 17 Kyle Lovett.
Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona will miss the next three rounds after failing to have a crusher tackle charge downgraded at the NRL judiciary.
Simona was hit with a grade-two dangerous contact charge for a tackle on Cronulla’s Jack Bird in the Shark’s 34-26 win on Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium.
He pleaded guilty but attempted to have the charge downgraded on Wednesday night at the judiciary.
Had he accepted the early guilty plea, the Samoan international would have only sat out the next fortnight but, instead, will miss the side’s games against Newcastle, Melbourne and Canberra.
Coach Jason Taylor has not named a replacement for Simona for Sunday’s away match against Newcastle, with speedster Joshua Addo-Carr a chance to come into the backline.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change