Both teams are desperate to turn their season around, who will want it more when the Knights host the Titans in Newcastle?
The battle for top try-scorer heats up, Newcastle's silver lining, the Broncos end the Bulldogs' streak, and the Sea Eagles' mid-season revival.
Newcastle captain Kurt Gidley has thrown his support behind embattled coach Rick Stone, saying the NRL team's attitude is the problem.
Austin stars, another slow Newcastle start, and Canberra aim up in defence. The key talking points to come from the Raiders' big Round 18 win over the Knights.
After racing out to an early 24-0 lead in almost as many minutes, the Raiders have held on to defeat a resilient Knights side at GIO Stadium on Friday night.
On their day, the Raiders and Knights are two of the most freewheeling teams in the NRL - but they both rely on the hard yards from these key forwards.
Newcastle forward Tariq Sims says he's prepared to face the cold against Canberra on Friday night, which he reckons will be a real physical affair.
NSW forwards Trent Merrin, Beau Scott and James Tamou have all entered guilty pleas to charges arising from State of Origin III.
The NRL has come out in strong support of Cameron Smith in the wake of criticisms that were aired over his actions during the Alex McKinnon incident last year.
Both sides are desperate for victory and are playing at almost full strength for this Friday night showdown.