The nib Newcastle Knights will return home for their next battle against the Parramatta Eels this Sunday.
Ahead of the NRL's ANZAC round, the Knights will line up in a special edition jersey as the club pays tribute to all Australian and New Zealand personnel who have served for their country.
The Knights will be looking to respond after four straight defeats and will be fired up to play the Eels at home.
The match also shapes as an Elimination Final re-match as the Eels knocked the Knights out of the competition in the 2021 finals series.
This is your Ultimate Guide to the Newcastle Knights Round 7 clash against the Parramatta Eels.
nib NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v PARRAMATTA EELS
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
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GAME DAY INFORMATION
Gates/ Fan Zone open: 11:15am
NSW Cup: 11:30am
Tickets: Purchase here
50/50 Charity Raffle: Invictus Australia
Match Day Spnsor: Brydens Lawyers
Kids will also be allowed on the field post match - subject to change pending weather and stadium direction.
Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn PongaFullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick LeeWinger for Eels is number 2 Hayze Perham
Centre for Knights is number 3 Dane GagaiCentre for Eels is number 3 Will Penisini
Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman BestCentre for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
Winger for Knights is number 5 Enari TualaWinger for Eels is number 5 Bailey Simonsson
Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake CliffordFive-Eighth for Eels is number 17 Jake Arthur
Halfback for Knights is number 7 Adam CluneHalfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
Prop for Knights is number 8 David KlemmerProp for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Hooker for Knights is number 9 Chris RandallHooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
Prop for Knights is number 15 Jacob SaifitiProp for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Brodie Jones2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
Lock for Knights is number 13 Kurt MannLock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown
Interchange for Knights is number 10 Daniel SaifitiInterchange for Eels is number 14 Makahesi Makatoa
Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix CrosslandInterchange for Eels is number 15 Ryan Matterson
Interchange for Knights is number 16 Leo ThompsonInterchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
Interchange for Knights is number 18 Simi SasagiInterchange for Eels is number 18 Bryce Cartwright
Replacement for Knights is number 17 Sauaso SueReplacement for Eels is number 20 Wiremu Greig
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy
TEAM LIST TUESDAY: Knights Head Coach, Adam O’Brien, has named Adam Clune at halfback as well as David Klemmer and Edrick Lee who both made successful returns last weekend from injury.
Phoenix Crossland moves back to the interchange bench while the remainder of the team is unchanged from the loss to the Dragons.
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For the Eels, representative prop Junior Paulo makes a return after missing the Easter Monday clash through suspension, shifting Oregon Kaufusi to the bench.
Marata Niukore (leg tightness) is out, replaced by Will Penisini in the centres with Hayze Perham coming onto the wing.
Reagan Campbell-Gillard has been named despite picking up an ankle injury on Monday.
Mitch Rein reverts back to the reserves with Jakob Arthur coming onto the bench.
The Knights suffered their fourth straight loss at the hands of the Dragons last round and will look to return to the winners circle against the Eels.
After a ding-dong battle, the 21-16 defeat to St George has slipped the Knights to 11th on the ladder ahead of the clash with Parramatta.
The Eels went down 21-20 in a thrilling battle against the Wests Tigers last time out.
Parramatta had previously won three on the trot before the Tigers game and currently sit in fourth spot on the ladder.
The Eels won the last occasion between the two sides in the 2021 Elimination Final coming away victors, 28-20.
Kalyn Ponga v Clint Gutherson: The battle of the fullbacks will light up McDonald Jones Stadium this Sunday.
Fresh off the massive news of his re-signing with the Club, Ponga will be ready to fire on all angles against the Eels.
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The Captain put in an incredible display in a beaten outfit last round running for a game-high 240 metres, scored a try and set-up another.
The Knights will look to limit Gutherson's impact having scored at least one try in his last four games.
The Eels No.1 has also averaged 160 running metres per game so far in 2022 while Ponga has made 15 tackle breaks this season.
The match poses an interesting contest for field position with the Knights leading the NRL in kick metres (3,717) while the Eels lead the NRL in kick return metres (1,340).
Jake Clifford tops the NRL stats with the most support plays in the NRL with 59.
Knights hooker, Chris Randall, sits second on the NRL tackle count with 264 so far this season.
Parramatta halfback, Mitchell Moses, leads the NRL for try-assists with 12.
The Eels currently hold a four-game winning streak over the Knights while Newcastle hold the lead on the overall head-to-head record.