The forwards would always have a big part to play if the Knights were going to hold their own against the Bulldogs, and Pauli Pauli and Mickey Paea were two of the best.

Pauli continued his strong showings in the second row, while Paea earned his first Players' Player award of the season due to the sheer impact he made at prop when he came off the bench.

PAULI STATS

. 80 minutes
. 24 tackles
. 83% tackle accuracy
. 13 runs
. 133 metres

PAEA STATS

. 34 minutes
. 22 tackles
. 96% tackle accuracy
. 10 runs
. 89 metres