June 17, 2021
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Saifiti brothers to start against Warriors

Fiji Bati brothers Daniel Saifiti and Jacob Saifiti will start for the Newcastle Nights against the NZ Vodafone Warriors in round 15 of NRL on Saturday.

It will be after five rounds, when fans will see Daniel and Jacob partnering together from the starting line- up.

A huge battle will take place in the middle between two of the game's leading front-row enforcers Daniel and Warriors front rower Fonua Blake.

Daniel has averaged 148 running metres this season and is fresh off a monumental performance in the Origin arena.

Fonua-Blake returned to the Warriors line-up last round after a lengthy injury lay-off.

The Tongan international has averaged 128 running metres in five games this season which includes 12 tackle breaks.

Knights: 1.Kalyn Ponga, 2.Dom Young, 3.Kurt Mann, 4.Enari Tuala, 5.Hymel Hunt, 6.Jake Clifford, 7.Mitchell Pearce, 8 Jacob Saifiti, 9.Jayden Brailey (c), 10.Daniel Saifiti (c), 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12.Brodie Jones, 13.Mitchell Barnett. 

Resreves: 14.Connor Watson, 15.David Klemmer, 16.Sauaso Sue, 17.Jack Johns 18.Josh King, 19.Mat Croker, 20.Brayden Musgrove, 21.Tex Hoy

Warriors: 1.Reece Walsh, 2.Marcelo Montoya, 3.Rocco Berry, 4.Euan Aitken, 5.Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 6.Kodi Nikorima, 7.Sean O'Sullivan, 8.Addin Fonua-Blake, 9.Jazz Tevaga, 10.Ben Murdoch-Masila, 11.Bayley Sironen, 12.Tohu Harris, 13.Josh Curran

Reserves: 14.Eliesa Katoa, 15.Leeson Ah Mau, 16.Bunty Afoa, 17.Kane Evans 18.Edward Kosi, 20.Jack Murchie, 21.Adam Pompey, 23.Taniela Otukolo

The Knights will take on the warriors at 5pm on Saturday.

By Romeka Romena  

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