When Brisbane come to town it is always a big deal for the locals. I remember as a kid standing on the hill in the pouring rain back in 1988 just to watch Wally Lewis and Allan Langer dominate. These days the Broncos may not have the great players of the past but they still pull a big crowd.
The offseason purchases of Ben Barba and Martin Kennedy are still finding their way in the maroon and gold and Ben Hunt is slowly developing into a fine player at halfback.
For the Knights the return of Jarrod Mullen has boosted the clubs confidence and the number 6 will be out for a big game to celebrate his new 4 year deal with the club.
Since 1988 these two teams have met on 41 occasions. The Knights have only won 13 times while the Broncos have a far superior record of 27 wins.
I think Newcastle turned the corner last weekend and are now beginning to move on from the Alex McKinnon incident, so I believe the Knights can make in back to back wins this Friday night.
Who will be the stand out performer? Will Mullen steer the Knights to victory or will Ben Barba hit form?