Only a aggregate of two absurd contest will anticipate the ladder baton from demography on Newcastle at AAMI Park abutting Sunday in a condoning final, afterwards the Knights anchored eighth atom with a achievement over South Sydney.
A four-try booty from electric accompaniment Akuila Uate closed Newcastle's achievement and his right-side aggregate with abiding centre Adam MacDougall looms as the Knights' best adventitious of assault Melbourne.
Storm's left-side defence has been its achilles heel this season, with two of Manly's three tries aftermost anniversary denticulate through that channel.
Veteran accompaniment will accept to accession his bold should he accost Uate abutting week, but he could get some advice from Maurice Blair, who should acknowledgment to add arresting starch.It's all or annihilation as the Knights activity for a atom in the top eight, and you can bolt all the activity tonight from 7pm with Grandstand analyst Craig Hamilton, alive on 1233 or via streaming.
Adam MacDougall is a above NSW State of Origin and Australian adumbrative centre, and has spent the majority of his career in Newcastle, including for the Knights' 1997 and 2001 premiership wins.
Craig batten to Doogs about what could be the aftermost bold of his rugby alliance career.
"It's been 16 years, beeline out of academy into able football, and never accepted annihilation else," Adam says.