The Knights should have a big home crowd on hand for their clash with Wests Tigers with supporters buoyed by their strong start to the season.
That 20-6 win over the more-fancied Roosters was arguably the team performance of the opening round, with the new halves pairing combining well and recruit Dane Gagai adding much-needed spark.
The Tigers can take plenty of positives of their own from a hard-fought 26-16 loss to another premiership heavyweght in the Storm, with the contest sitting at three tries apiece until the final 15 minutes.
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Knights: A blow for the Knights on Saturday with skipper Kalyn Ponga ruled out after failing to recover from a knee injury suffered in the opening round. Tex Hoy takes over at fullback.
Daniel Saifiti (leg) was named among the reserves on Tuesday but dropped out of the squad on Saturday.
Wests Tigers: A setback for the Tigers on Saturday with co-captain James Tamou ruled out Alex Twal moving in to the front row and Thomas Mikaele joining the bench.
Tamou had been due to return from suspension.
Hooker Jake Simpkin has been named and is expected to be good to go despite hurting his shoulder against the Storm.
Match: Knights v Wests Tigers
Round 2 -
Fullback for Knights is number 20 Tex HoyFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
Winger for Knights is number 2 Dominic YoungWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
Centre for Knights is number 3 Dane GagaiCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 James Roberts
Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman BestCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Oliver Gildart
Winger for Knights is number 5 Enari TualaWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake CliffordFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Jackson Hastings
Halfback for Knights is number 7 Adam CluneHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Knights is number 10 Jacob SaifitiProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
Hooker for Knights is number 9 Chris RandallHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
Prop for Knights is number 15 Mitchell BarnettProp for Wests Tigers is number 15 Alex Twal
2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Kelma Tuilagi
2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
Lock for Knights is number 13 Kurt MannLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix CrosslandInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Tyrone Peachey
Interchange for Knights is number 16 Leo ThompsonInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Zane Musgrove
Interchange for Knights is number 17 Jirah MomoiseaInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth
Interchange for Knights is number 18 Mat CrokerInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Thomas Mikaele
Replacement for Knights is number 21 Simi SasagiReplacement for Wests Tigers is number 19 Luke Garner
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Touch Judge: Darian Furner
- Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein
Jake Clifford v Jackson Hastings: Clifford was among the Knights' best in the opening win, handing over some of the direction to Adam Clune while kicking and running the ball well and nabbing a crucial try. Hastings has looked polished through the pre-season and again in round one, with limited opportunity, and he will need to continue to take pressure off Luke Brooks if the team is to have a strong season.
The Knights missed just 13 tackles of any team in round one, the fewest of any side. The Tigers weren't far behind: their 21 misses was fourth best.