NRL 2020 Indigenous round: Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights – live updates!

02 August 2020 05:54
Updates from the round 12 game Sunshine Coast StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 6.54am BST The Eels clung on in the end, 18-16 winners of the battling Bulldogs. Down to the wire #NRLBulldogsEels#NRLIndigenous 6.53am BST One of the highlights of Indigenous round is the art on display, on jerseys, on boots and around the competition. Most of the lads rate this jersey as our best ever ❤️Here's the symbolism of our Indigenous Jersey explained: 6.47am BST Count down to kick-off with Nick Tedeschi’s take on the latest Sonny Bill Williams saga. Related: Sonny Bill Williams is a surefire drawcard yet his NRL return still perplexes | Nick Tedeschi 6.40am BST But that run of favourites prevailing is being put to the test at ANZ Stadium where a resurgent Bulldogs have battled back from 0-18 to 16-18 with just ten minutes to go against the high-flying Eels. 6.38am BST Everyone at the business end of the ladder has claimed the two points so far this round, but only the Panthers have done it easy. Related: NRL roundup: Canberra sneak home against the Cowboys 6.36am BST Apologies for the paucity of updates so far. I’m going to be honest, I am keeping one eye on the news coming out of the press conference about the new restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19 in my home state of Victoria. If anyone has any tips on how to keep a 4.5 year old occupied for the next six weeks, I am all ears.I wouldn’t mind spending a few weeks on the Sunshine Coast with the Storm boys. Related: Coronavirus live news: Victoria declares state of disaster and nightly curfew for Melbourne 6.26am BST The walking wounded Knights call up fourth-choice hooker Chris Randall for just his second NRL outing, Josh King and Phoenix Crossland to replace Andrew McCullough, Connor Watson and Sione Mata’utia.1 Kalyn Ponga, 2 Enari Tuala, 3 Tautau Moga, 4 Bradman Best, 5 Hymel Hunt, 6 Kurt Mann, 7 Mitchell Pearce, 8 David Klemmer, 9 Chris Randall, 10 Jacob Saifiti, 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12 Aidan Guerra, 13 Mitch Barnett, 14 Phoenix Crossland, 15 Josh King, 16 Pasami Saulo, 17 Herman Ese’ese 6.24am BST Craig Bellamy has shuffled his pack this week, and that includes making a couple of game day changes to his Storm line-up. Marion Seve, Tom Eisenhuth and Jesse Bromwich all make the starting XIII, while Nicho Hynes comes in on the bench. Albert Vete, Brenko Lee, Paul Momirovski and Justin Olam all miss out.1 Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2 Suliasi Vunivalu, 3 Marion Seve, 17 Tom Eisenhuth, 5 Josh Addo-Carr, 6 Cameron Munster, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 21 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Cameron Smith, 10 Christian Welch, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Kenneath Bromwich, 13 Dale Finucane. INT: 8 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 14 Brandon Smith, 15 Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, 19 Nicho Hynes 6.12am BST Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of the biggest clash of this NRL 2020 Indigenous round between Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights. We’ll be underway at Sunshine Coast Stadium around 4.05pm.Aside from Penrith’s blowout over Manly last night it’s been a pretty tight round in the NRL, but this is the only fixture of the weekend with an all-top eight line-up, so hopefully we’ve saved the best for last. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian