The Warriors play their first game of the season at their home base of Mt Smart Stadium, as they look to continue winning ways against a struggling Knights outfit.
Newcastle will be looking for a repeat performance after coming up agonisingly short against Manly, and with ownership issues finally being resolved during the week, there is no better time to let their football do the talking.
New Zealand has a great record at home against the Knights, having won 7 of the past 8 clashes played at this venue.
Since 2006, they have also won 11 of the past 14 matches against Newcastle home and away, so things certainly appear to stack up well for the kiwi side.
The Knights have struggled on the road this season, winning just once in six attempts, so they will be desperate to get their season back on track with a victory here.
Matches between the two are generally low scoring affairs, with only 1 of the past 5 games at this venue recording over 40pts, so this could well prove a nice angle in what should be a keenly fought contest.
Verdict: Total Match Points Under 42 at $1.90 with