Saturday’s first NRL Round 11 match is between Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights. The opening bounce is set to commence at 15:05 local time with the game to be played at Campbelltown Stadium. The home team Wests Tigers are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights.
When: 15:05 | Saturday 21/05/2016
Where: Campbelltown Stadium
Tip: Wests Tigers at $1.30
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Kevin Naiqama at $12.00
Tigers: 1 Justin Hunt 2 David Nofoaluma 3 Tim Simona 4 Kevin Naiqama 5 Jordan Rankin 6 Mitchell Moses 7 Luke Brooks 8 Aaron Woods 9 Dene Halatau 10 Avagalu Seumanufagai 11 Joshua Aloiai 12 Christopher Lawrence 13 Elijah Taylor Interchange: 14 Tim Grant 15 Matthew Ballin 16 Jacob Junior Felise 17 Kyle Lovett 18 Michael Chee Kam.
Knights: 1 Dane Gagai 2 Nathan Ross 3 Sione Mata’utia 4 Pat Mata’utia 5 Akuila Uate 6 Brock Lamb 7 Trent Hodkinson 8 Sam Mataora 9 Danny Levi 10 Daniel Saifiti 11 Tariq Sims 12 Jacob Saifiti 13 Jeremy Smith Interchange: 14 Tyler Randell 15 Korbin Sims 16 Jack Stockwell 17 Mickey Paea 18 Pauli Pauli 19 Jack Cogger.
Wests Tigers fullback Justin Hunt is set to escape a suspension for his spectacular coat-hanger tackle on Canterbury playmaker Moses Mbye.
Hunt was given a grade two careless high tackle charge by the NRL match review committee on Monday but he can avoid a one-match ban with an early guilty plea.
Hunt felled Mbye when he hung his arm out and caught him high and late during the Bulldogs’ big win at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, prompting calls for him to be sent off.
In other judiciary news, St George Illawarra forward Joel Thompson has taken the early guilty plea on a grade one high tackle for his shot on Canberra pivot Blake Austin.
Thompson will sit out the Dragons’ round 11 fixture against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Thursday.
It is the second time Thompson has been suspended this year.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change