When? Friday 3rd August, 09:00 (UK)
Where? McDonald Jones Stadium
What channel is it on? UK - Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers will not be televised live in the UK
Australia - Foxtel, LIVE PASS
Where can I stream the match? UK - N/A
Australia - https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer
Are tickets still available?
Head Coach: Nathan Brown
Starting 13: Ponga, Sio, Mata’utia, Denniss, Kenny-Dowall, Watson, Pearce, Ese’ese, Levi, D. Saifiti, Fitzgibbon, Barnett, Guerra – Interchanges: Buhrer, Heighington, King, Felise – Reserves: Meaney, Stone, Cogger, Yates
Unavailable: Tautau Moga, Jacob Saifiti, Slade Griffin, Nathan Ross, Jacob Lillyman
Head Coach: Ivan Cleary
Starting 13: Mbye, Nofoaluma, Marsters, Naiqama, Thompson, Marshall, Brooks, Packer, Farah, Matulino, Chee Kam, Garner, Taylor – Interchanges: Twal, Sue, Rochow, Eisenhuth – Reserves: Liddle, McQueen, Godinet, Watene-Zelezniak
Unavailable: Mahe Fonua, Josh Reynolds, Chris Lawrence, Josh Aloiai
The league’s most porous defence in Newcastle will host the team with the second worst attack, Wests Tigers. The Knights couldn’t make it three wins in a row last week when a late try for the Cowboys completed their comeback and all but ended the Knights’ slim play-off hopes. The Tigers’ play-off hopes were also dented as they turned in a turgid display against the Bulldogs, failing to build on brilliant back-to-back wins over the Dragons and Rabbitohs. Wests really need to win this but they seem to struggle when not playing the so-called bigger teams and the Knights can win their third home game in a row here.