Knights vs Broncos Round 6 Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:
Knights vs Broncos Tips

Brisbane are desperate to avoid a four-match losing run on Thursday nights since the NRL’s resumption when they face an improved Newcastle outfit to launch Round 6 action.

Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL tips, predictions and preview – Broncos have lost seven of their last eight matches in New South Wales…

Knights vs Broncos Tips

Knights vs Broncos Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Thursday June 18
Time: 7.50pm AEST
? Stadium: Central Coast Stadium

Knights vs Broncos 2020 Form

Knights (WWDWL)

  • R1: Knights 20-0 Warriors
  • R2: Tigers 24-42 Knights
  • R3: Panthers 14-14 Knights
  • R4: Raiders 18-34 Knights
  • R5: Knights 12-26 Storm

Broncos (WWLLL)

  • R1: Cowboys 21-28 Broncos
  • R2: Broncos 22-18 Rabbitohs
  • R3: Broncos 6-34 Eels
  • R4: Broncos 0-59 Roosters
  • R5: Sea Eagles 20-18 Broncos

Knights vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)

Knights have won their last two meetings.

  • 29/6/19: Knights 26-12 Broncos
  • 7/4/18: Knights 15-10 Broncos
  • 15/7/17: Knights 22-34 Broncos
  • 16/4/16: Broncos 53-0 Knights
  • 26/6/15: Broncos 44-22 Knights

Knights vs Broncos Preview and Prediction

Despite suffering their first defeat of the season last week against Melbourne, the Knights are still flying high near the top of the ladder, coming into this showdown in fourth spot after five rounds.

However, they will need to be weary of a Broncos side who showed great character against Manly last week following their 59-0 shellacking at the hands of the Roosters.

Adam O’Brien has transformed Newcastle into an extremely steely side, and they threatened to pull off an almighty second-half comeback against Melbourne before falling away late.

Bradman Best has been a revelation in the backline, scoring a try in four of his last six games.

Broncos fans would have been happy with the way their team responded to their thrashing by the Roosters, but ultimately they weren’t able to capitalise on a rather sizeable early lead and ended up being beaten by two points.

Playing their fourth Thursday night fixture on the trot, Brisbane desperately need a win to boost morale and get them heading in the right direction on the table.

Brisbane have won eight of their last 10 matches against Newcastle, but the Knights have won their last two encounters.

I think we will see a close game if Brisbane can compete like they did last week, but the Knights have been ultra-impressive all season and they should be able to dig out another win on Thursday.

Newcastle vs Brisbane Teams

Lachlan Fitzgibbon returns from a hamstring injury for Newcastle, pushing Brodie Jones out of the side.

Kotoni Staggs is sidelined for Brisbane after suffering a hamstring injury at training. Corey Oates moves back to the wing, Herbie Farnworth goes to centre and Alex Glenn and Tevita Pangai Jnr return in the second row.

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Herman Ese’ese 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Aidan Guerra 18. Gehamat Shibasaki 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Starford To’a

Broncos team: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Corey Oates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Cory Paix 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Tesi Niu 15. Ben Te’o 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Thomas Flegler 18. Issac Luke 19. Rhys Kennedy 20. Tom Dearden 21. Jamil Hopoate

Newcastle vs Brisbane Stats

  • Knights have won their last two meetings
  • Brisbane the eight games before those
  • Broncos have lost seven of their last eight matches in NSW
  • Seven of their last nine meetings have gone over the total points line
  • Bradman Best has scored a try in four of his last five appearances
  • Corey Oates has scored at least one try in five of his last six games vs Knights

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