How to watch the NRL’s blockbuster blockbuster clash between Sydney and Gold Coast at ANZ Stadium
Newcastle Raiders players and staff will be treated to an NRL blockbuster clash with Gold Coast United on Saturday afternoon.
Key points:Newcastle will try to earn a first win over Gold Coast since a 20-point win over St George Illawarra in the opening round of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership on November 29Auckland-born Gold Coast player who moved to New Zealand as a child is expected to feature in the NRL blockbusterThe clash will be live on Sky Sports, on ABC TV and on the ABC app.
The Raiders are yet to play in the first round of this season, losing their two previous meetings to Gold Coast, 13-9 and 15-7.
The clash is the third of two in the new season and the first time the teams will face each other.
Gold Coast, who have won the past two meetings, are hoping for their best start to the season.
They have won five of their past six games and will be looking to avenge a 34-point defeat at the hands of St George to win their third straight game.
The Magpies will be hoping to earn their first win since a 26-point victory over the Gold Coast Titans last season.
Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett said his side would take on the best side in the competition.
“I’ve been told they are a very good team,” he said.
“They’ve been playing well for a while.
They’ve had a few injuries but I think the players have been really focused and they’ve played well.”
We’re hoping to win the game and hopefully we can get our first win against a Gold Coast team.
“The boys will be very disappointed not to win, but hopefully we will get our second win tomorrow.”
It will be a huge opportunity for us, hopefully the boys will do well, we’ll have a lot of fun out there.
“The Magpie side has lost eight of their last nine games, but will be happy with a win over the Dragons.
The Dragons, who lost their first two games of the season to win only two of their final three, have a three-game winning streak snapped after winning their final two matches.
Coach Paul McGregor said his team would take their chances.”
There’s no doubt we’ve got to get back into it,” he told the club’s website.”
Hopefully we can start winning and I don’t think we can afford to lose a couple of games.
“Newcastle have not won a game since beating the Gold’s on February 10, 2016, and they are not looking back.”
It’s a tough side, but it’s an exciting one.”
We’ll get into it, get the win and see what happens next.
It’s a tough side, but it’s an exciting one.