2018 NRL Round 1: Newcastle Knights vs. Manly Sea Eagles
March 08, 2018 by Marc Jerbs

On Friday, the Newcastle Knights will have its opening season game against the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium in NSW, Australia. Game time is set at 6PM AEDT.

Newcastle's coach Nathan Brown has sprung a surprise prior to the game as he named Slade Griffin to start at hooker this Friday in lieu of Danny Levi. With a busy off-season, the Knights will have a mixed of talent, youth and experience. Playing as a cohesive team and reducing their miscues is vital for the new look team.

The Manly Sea Eagle are a team destined to continue to climb as a contender this season.

The team were able to keep it core players and have more playing time together compared to the Knights. This may put them in advantage over their opposition in critical times during the game.

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