Our resident Dragons fan Stephen Gallagher is back, with his game of the week for Rd 5.
The game of the round as I see it! Round five already? WOW!
GAME OF THE ROUND: ROUND TWO – Melbourne Storm V Newcastle Knights – Friday, AAMI Park 19.45 local time.
LAST WEEK: Melbourne inflicted more pain on their opposition the Roosters with a rolling 44-4 win.
Newcastle looked a lot more better as they dismantled the Bulldogs 20-6 in a physical encounter.
THIS WEEK: The Storm are back in front of the lime green seats and their purple fans as they look to add another W to the undefeated season so far. A class above right now, and have been for about five years. A side which has very few flaws.
The Knights are slowly piecing their season together, though not rocketing out as most people had expected pre-season. They are a constricting team, who try to squeeze their opposition in to making mistakes and doing their best to capitalise.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Nothing but the best from Melbourne. They are just such a solid team. Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater. The Big Three. These guys just are phenomenal to watch. Their attacking prowess and backing up is just second to none. An onslaught from the start is what Melbourne will try achieve, they are so deadly.
Try to dominate the Melbourne forwards will be the key to success for Newcastle. They have a solid forward pack which has the potential to lead them to a Grand Final in the last weekend of September. Jarrod Mullen is coming in to his own since the injury to skipper Kurt Gidley. He has such solid confidence and direction that what he says goes.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON: Billy Slater – Eight tries in four games and not one of them was a fluke.
Alex McKinnon – This kid hits hard, shoulders of steel.
A tight encounter throughout the entire match, it will be a case of who leaks first. Melbourne Storm to win 20-14