Knights tickets up for grabs, weekly tips and a fractured cheekbone

Ahhhh, what a week it was for league fans!

For more than a decade, residents of the Banana Republic [Queensland] have been of the opinion their XXXX doesn’t stink after embarrassing NSW time and again in the State of Origin.

Now heads are bowed north of the border after a 22-12 loss and the embarrassment of being home to the Brisbane corporate executive dubbed the “Poo Jogger”.

As we continue to bask in the glory of Origin, can the Knights claw their way back up the competition ladder and give us another reason to celebrate? Check out what the experts have to say below.

Fears that Newcastle winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall may have fractured his cheekbone in last weekend’s loss to the Sydney Roosters were alleviated on Tuesday when he was cleared for Sunday’s clash against Melbourne Storm at McDonald Jones Stadium.

He will no doubt be a welcome boost amid all the doom and gloom surrounding the club’s crippling injury toll.

PICTURE: The winning moment: 1997 Grand Final victory. Picture: Fairfax Media

Only the result on the weekend will tell if the naysayers are correct, but at least we will always have the glory days to reminisce about...