When is Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys taking place? Sunday 23rd August, 2020 – 07:05 (UK)Where is Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys taking place? McDonald Jones Stadium, NewcastleWhat is the expected weather for Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys? 15c, sunny
What channel is Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys 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 Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys? 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
Where can I get tickets for Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys? Click here for ticket information on 2020 NRL matchesAdam O’Brien’s enigmatic team, five points clear of ninth place, is looking good to secure Newcastle’s first finals berth since 2013 and can keep itself in the top-four conversation by beating the Cowboys.
Consistency has been an issue for the Knights but perhaps they’re about to go on a run after securing back-to-back wins for the first time since round two with a nervous triumph against Manly on Sunday.
North Queensland, meanwhile, haven’t won a game since they defeated Newcastle in round seven. They have shown heart and promise but failed to execute at the right moments.
Captain Michael Morgan was sensational last week against Souths but coach Josh Hannay lamented the side’s “bonehead” errors that led to a 31-30 loss after leading 30-24 with six minutes to go.
Starting 13: Ponga, To’a, Tuala, Shibasaki, Hunt, Green, Pearce, Klemmer, Mann, J. Saifiti, Fitzgibbon, Guerra, Barnett – Interchanges: Crossland, Ese’ese, King, Saulo – Reserves: Jones, HoyUnavailable: Jayden Brailey (Injured), Tim Glasby (Injured),
Edrick Lee (Injured), Andrew McCullough (Injured), Connor Watson (Injured), Sione Mata’utia (Injured), Bradman Best (Injured), Daniel Saifiti (Injured)
Newcastle Knights got off to a poor start in their key game with Manly Sea Eagles last week but they responded well and were able to earn an important two points in a
topsy-turvy game. Manly raced into a 0-12 lead but Newcastle hit back with 20 unanswered points, although the Sea Eagles found a way to retake the lead until the closing stages of the contest when Enari Tuala’s converted try snatched a 26-24 victory.
That win has opened up a five-point gap over the teams in ninth place and below and another win here would all but confirm their spot in the finals but they will be without Daniel Saifiti after the prop suffered another knee injury on his return last week so Pasami Saulo returns following a ban.