2021 NRL – Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights taking place? Saturday 10th April, 2021 – 06:00 (UK)

Where is Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights taking place? Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Where can I get tickets for Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

GOLD COAST TITANS

Starting 13: Brimson, Sami, Kelly, Herbert, Thompson, Boyd, Fogarty, Wallace, Rein, Fa’asuamaleaui, Proctor, Fifita, Peachey – Interchanges: Fotuaika, Lisone, Jolliffe, Clark – Reserves: Fermor, Ese’ese, McIntyre, Taylor

Unavailable: Anthony Don (Injured)

  • Gold Coast Titans struggled to break down a staunch Canberra Raiders defence last week and on the few occasions when they did, they were unable to take their chances as they fell to 2-2 for the season.
  • The Titans ended the game without both regular halves with Jamal Fogarty forced off with a quad injury but he has been named here and could line-up alongside usual partner Ash Taylor who is a chance of making his comeback from a broken hand.

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Starting 13: Ponga, To’a, Tuala, Shibasaki, Hunt, Watson, Green, Klemmer, Brailey, D. Saifiti, Frizell, Barnett, Sue – Interchanges: Randall, Saulo, King, Jones – Reserves: Johns, Musgrove, Sasagi, Smith

Unavailable: Edrick Lee (Injured), Lachlan Fitzgibbon (Injured), Jirah Momoisea (Injured), Bradman Best (Injured), Bailey Hodgson (Injured), Mitchell Pearce (Injured), Kurt Mann (Injured), Jacob Saifiti (Suspended), Tex Hoy (Injured)

  • Newcastle Knights suffered a second consecutive loss as they went down to St. George Illawarra Dragons last week but they will point to some key injuries during that game as a major contributing factor to that defeat.
  • The Knights will now be without Mitchell Pearce and Kurt Mann which will see a new-look halves pairing take to the field here but in better news, Kalyn Ponga is slated to return at fullback.

THE PREDICTION

Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights both suffered injury issues in the halves last week as they succumbed to defeats but the hosts look in much better shape for this Round 6 contest. The Knights will be without Mitchell Pearce for a prolonged period after he suffered a pectoral injury while usual halves partner Kurt Mann is also out of this clash which means a big reshuffle for Newcastle. Kalyn Ponga’s potential return will help their stuttering attack but their significant injury list is likely to hold them back here with the Titans able to get back to winning ways to make it three wins in four against the Knights.

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