2022-08-07 04:38:00

The Wests Tigers will chase back-to-back wins for just the second time this season when they take on the Knights at Campbelltown Stadium in the final game of Round 21.

The Knights got the bragging rights last time these two teams faced off but a lot has changed since then.

Both are languishing near the bottom of the table, but the Tigers are coming off an inspiring win over the Broncos last week, while the Knights have lost four consecutive games — and are coming off a dramatic few days for the club.

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The Knights will be without David Klemmer after the star prop was stood down from selection due to disciplinary reasons in a storyline that has since blown up in the club’s face.

Jacob Saifiti takes Klemmer’s place in the starting pack, while star centre Bradman Best makes a welcome return from a thumb injury.

For the Tigers, Jackson Hastings is out for the season, opening the door for young gun Fonua Pole to start at lock.

Filling Pole’s spot on the bench is 27-year-old debutant Tom Freebairn — captain of the Western Suburbs Magpies’ NSW Cup side.

A win for the Tigers will see them leapfrog the Knights on the ladder and move further away from the wooden spoon. But if the Knights get a much-needed win, they will jump to 13th, ahead of the Warriors.

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