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  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights predictions for Saturday’s NRL game
  • Enari Tuala has scored 6 tries in his last 3 games
  • Will the Knights winger continue his scoring spree?
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Newcastle’s Enari Tuala has scored 6 tries in his last 3 games (Getty)
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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights Tips


Canterbury’s season has been a horror show that can’t end soon enough. They are likely to lose again here.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Form
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Team News
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Line Up
  • Newcastle Knights Form
  • Newcastle Knights Team News
  • Newcastle Knights Line Up
  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights FAQs

Knights winger Enari Tuala has been excellent on the wing where he should get more opportunities to score.

  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 36 of their last 41 games.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 13 of their last 14 games.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have seen under 44.5 total points in their last 3 games.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have won 8 of their last 10 games against Newcastle Knights.
  • Newcastle Knights have won their last 3 games.
  • Newcastle Knights’ Enari Tuala has scored 6 tries in his last 3 games.
  • Newcastle Knights have seen under 44.5 total points in 7 of their last 10 games.

Head to Head


Canterbury have a 28-22 advantage against Newcastle with 1 draw in 51 games. 

The Bulldogs have won eight of the last 10 encounters.

Canterbury Bulldogs Form


Canterbury sit bottom of the NRL table after going 2-19 in 2021. They have now lost 36 of their last 41 games stretching back to last season.

The Bulldogs have lost their last eight games. They lost 34-6 to Gold Coast Titans to start August and 28-16 against Wests Tigers where they missed 40 tackles.

Trent Barrett’s side lost 24-10 against the Warriors last week. 

Canterbury Bulldogs Team News


Kyle Flanagan looks set for another shot at half back with Bailey Biondi-Odo moving to the bench.

Jeremy Marshall-King (personal reasons) has returned to Sydney with Jackson Topine named to start at hooker. 

Luke Thompson (suspension) is set to return which sees Ava Seumanufagai move onto the bench.

Five-eighth Jake Averillo is in doubt due to a foot problem and could be replaced by Lachlan Lewis.

Nick Meaney (head knock) needs to pass concussion protocols to play.

Corey Allan was a late withdrawal on Sunday but is back in the starting side.

Canterbury Bulldogs Line Up


1. Nick Meaney, 2. Corey Allan, 3. Will Hopoate, 4. Aaron Schoupp, 5. Jayden Okunbor, 6. Jake Averillo, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Luke Thompson, 9. Jackson Topine, 10. Ryan James, 11. Adam Elliot, 12. Corey Waddell, 13. Josh Jackson, 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo, 15. Ava Seumanufagai, 16. Corey Horsburgh, 17. Joe Stimson, 19. Falakiko Manu, 20. Chris Patolo, 21. Lachlan Lewis, 22. Matt Doorey

Newcastle Knights Form


Newcastle have won their last three games to get back into the top 8. 

Adam O'Brien’s side beat Canberra 34-24 with Enari Tuala scoring a hat-trick and won 28-20 against Brisbane.

The Knights won 16-14 against Cronulla last week with Tuala crossing for another two tries.

Newcastle Knights Team News


Daniel Saifiti (knee) is out for a month. David Klemmer start sin the front-row, with Josh King coming onto the bench. 

Tyson Frizell (suspension) is out with Brodie Jones coming into the starting side and Jirah Momoisea making his NRL debut off the bench.

Chris Randall is on the bench this week with Connor Watson to start.

Newcastle Knights Line Up


1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Enari Tuala, 3. Kurt Mann, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Jake Clifford, 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer, 9. Jayden Brailey, 10. Jacob Saifiti, 11. Brodie Jones, 12. Mitchell Barnett, 13. Connor Watson, 14. Sauaso Sue, 15. Josh King, 16. Jirah Momoisea, 17. Chris Randall, 18. Jack Johns, 19. Pasami Saulo, 20. Phoenix Crossland, 21. Simi Sasagi

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights FAQs

Where can I watch the Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights live stream.

What time does Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights start?

The Round 23 clash is being played on the Gold Coast at 5.30pm AEDT on Saturday, August 21.

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Verdict

I am avoiding the handicap and focusing Knights’ winger Enari Tuala who is flourishing on the wing. With the Bulldogs continually struggling to score, under 44.5 total points is on my betslip.

Best Bet: Under 44.5 Total Points $2.55 at Unibet Australia - 3 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Enari Tuala First Tryscorer $8.00 at Unibet Australia - 1 Unit

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