There are not the Bulldogs of the Trent Barrett era and with Mick Potter unlocking a potent attack and the Knights without Kalyn Ponga this could get all kinds of ugly for the Knights.
Canterbury continue to impress under Mick Potter, showing just how bad a coach Trent Barrett was. The Bulldogs scored 30-plus just once in 34 games under Barrett and have now done so in three of their last five under Potter. In the eight games under the new coach the Bulldogs have scored 18-plus in seven with their only failure in a deluge. They have also covered four of their last five.
Newcastle are in just a horrid spot too, before factoring in that star Kalyn Ponga is now out for the year.
The Knights have covered just one of their last eight at home. They have covered just three of 11 as a home underdog.
Canterbury are the biggest favourites they have been in five years but this line does not look big enough.
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Josh Addo-Carr has not seen his try scoring rate drop this year even with his shift to the Bulldogs with 14 tries that have included five multi-try games.
Jake Averillo has six tries in four games when starting at fullback.
Bulldogs rake Jeremy Marshall-King is enjoying his best tryscoring season with five tries in 18 games. This includes tries in two of his last four games. The Knights have conceded to a middle forward in three straight games.
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