Newcastle will field 3 sets of brothers in their squad of 17 against Brisbane on Saturday night with the Sims, Mata’utia and Saifiti families all represented.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has priced the centre pairing of Sione and Pat Matau’tia to come out on top in the tryscoring battle at $1.85, just ahead of Korbin and Ashton Sims at $2.75.
The Sims family should get some revenge when it comes to most metres gained with the duo the $1.80 top picks to gain more ground than the more fleet-footed Mata’utias, who are at $2.50.
Identical twins Jacob and Daniel Saifiti are the outsiders in the quest for most tries and metres, but they’re an $8.00 chance to rack up the most tackles although it’s hard to see them doing more defensive work than the Sims’ at $1.03.
“It’s a shame Newcastle aren’t playing South Sydney this week because Knights coach Nathan Brown could have coached against Rabbitohs forward Nathan Brown.” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$1.85 Mata’utia brothers
$2.75 Sims brothers
$5.00 Saifiti brothers
$1.80 Sims brothers
$2.50 Mata’utia brothers
$7.00 Saifiti brothers
$1.03 Sims brothers
$8.00 Saifiti brothers
$51 Mata’utia brothers
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