The Knights are on fire! Six in a row and looking to knock off another top of the ladder team.
The Storm would be the ultimate scalp. A hard task to do in Melbourne.
If you look at history, Melbourne have dominated over the red and have won the last six encounters.
But when you’re on a roll like the Knights, anything is possible.
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Let’s have a look at some of the match-ups that could make all the difference this weekend.
Hunt v Chambers
Will Chambers may have a few more runs on the board game wise, but there’s no denying Hymel Hunt is having a remarkable season so far.
The Knights no. 3 has shown up his veteran opponent with six tries on the board to Chambers’ 3 and pulled off an inspiring 25 tackle breaks.
Hunt has shown his worth with an impressive 434 post contact metres and a respectable 1460 run metres.
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Chambers on the other hand doesn’t mind a kick here and there (not Hunt’s speciality) and is helping his team mates to find the line with two try assists.
It’d be beneficial for both sides to get the ball in their hands!
Kenny-Dowall v Addo-Carr
23-year-old Addo-Carr is known for his blistering pace and the Storm will most definitely use that to their advantage.
Addo-Carr’s speed has allowed him to rack up 9 tries this season, the fifth highest in the league, a few more than Kenny-Dowall's 3 (but still noteworthy).
The Storm winger can also add a try assist to his tally, while Kenny-Dowall a try save.
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With similar run metres in the 1400s and high 40s for tackle breaks, the wingers have a lot of similar stats that makes them hard to tear apart.
Glasby v Finucane
Dale Finucane has played 153 minutes more than Tim Glasby, hence comes out on top in the stats department.
Finucane has pulled off 160 runs at 1490 metres, an awesome 567 post contact metres and credible 22 tackle breaks.
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But don’t count out the maroons 18th man, Glasby is a work horse in the tackle stakes. He has 332 tackles made with a mint 95 per cent efficiency.
And the Knights no. 13 can also boast one more try than his opponent. Glasby has 2.
The forecast is set for some exhilarating football this weekend. Stay tuned!