Round 11: Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed May 21, 2017.
  1. Knights 13+

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. Knights 1-12

    12 vote(s)
    52.2%
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Panthers 1-12

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  5. Panthers 13+

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Jarrod Mullen

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    Except Brown?
    Only kidding! Maybe

    Rossy opened up and talks honestly... fair enough.... isnt that something most people liked about willie mason?
    Didnt beat around the bush and said it how it is.
    Credit where due and Brown should be the bigger man and not banish Ross for speaking his mind and truthfully.

    If he came out saying ive busted my gut to be flogged every week cause the coaching is failing id get dropping him.
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ross is being screwed.
    Brown has never seen him as part of the long term plan, and has been pretty reluctant to pick him at times, and certainly won't give him a shot at fullback.
    Ross has forced his way into the side by training and playing his guts out, but because of his age he is on fringe money, despite playing much better than that.
    Ross was very reluctant to sign his last contract.
     
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  3. MisterLevy

    MisterLevy Tony Kemp

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    For once the club doing the screwing instead of being screwed.

    Not sure if it is wise considering how much power the players have but probably worth a shot.

    The players need to harden up. Most people would love to earn above average wages to have fun doing something they love.
     
  4. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Jarrod Mullen

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    Very true,

    Though when that window is not very long and u gotta be farking great to get there u deserve it and as much as possible.
    His manager needs taking out the back and shot tho... what a dipstick.
     
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  5. Nickwpearce

    Nickwpearce Steve Simpson

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    Brown can't recruit anyone but a kid to come here and pay him millions, but drops our BEST player for saying he is unhappy... He was venting, most likely to the wrong people but its not something players have even been dropped for...

    If I was him I'd ask for a release and go for the bigger $$$$, its a business not a sport or a loyalty program... He has shown plenty for
     
  6. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Coach provides Round 11 update


    Thu 18th May, 03:10PM


    As the nib Newcastle Knights prepare for Sunday’s match against the Penrith Panthers, coach Nathan Brown provided a squad update following Thursday’s training session.

    “We have a few blokes carrying some niggles, so whether they make it or not we’ll have to wait and see,” Brown commented.

    “Jaelen (Feeney) hasn’t been able to train yet... whether he makes game day or not we probably won’t know until Saturday.

    “It will just be a straight swap with Hokko (Trent Hodkinson), he has had two great games in Reserve Grade and is waiting for an opportunity.

    “Jaelen played very well the other day and you’d like to see him play again, he’s earnt the right to play but rugby league is a rough game and sometimes these things happen.”

    Forward Lachlan Fitzgibbon has already been ruled out with a knee injury while Anthony Tupou’s chance of playing this weekend is also unknown.

    “Anthony Tupou is carrying a bit of a hip problem so he’s very doubtful at the minute,” added Brown.

    In good news, Knights forward Mitch Barnett is back in the squad after a hiatus from an ankle injury.

    “At a pinch he could have played last week,” said Brown.

    “He has trained all week, and got through the week well so he’ll play for sure.

    “Barney is a good, hard trainer, and he is disciplined.

    “Our medical staff have all worked around the clock on a number of players over the past few weeks to get them all up to game day.”

    After a week off, Brown confirmed forward Sam Stone is back in the mix.

    “Fortunately young (Sam) Stoney is fit, he’s been back playing really well for us,” he said.

    “He needed a break after he played with the Aussie Under 20s side, which is a great reward.

    “He didn’t have any time off and he certainly needed a break and I think the break has done him well.”

    The Knights coach said Brendan Elliot is also waiting for an opportunity.

    “Brendan trains on the wing and in the centres and at fullback,” commented Brown.

    “We will probably make some decisions on Saturday when we know who's fit and who is not.

    “Unlike this time last year, we have a little more depth with players that have been performing well in reserve grade or performing pretty solidly in first grade before they went out.”

    Meanwhile, the coach was asked to provide an update on winger Nathan Ross.

    “At the moment, (Nathan) Rossy is out there training with the rest of the squad, we’ll make a decision later in the week,” Brown explained.

    “With the squad training as we always do, blokes play in all different positions in both teams.

    “I would suggest Rossy didn’t handle it in the correct manner but we’ll move forward and we’ll get over it.”


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/05/18/coach_discusses_roun.html
     
  7. rhugh89

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    Harragon leads 'Beanie for Brain Cancer' charge


    Thu 18 May, 2017, 3:12pm
    By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com



    Rugby league? The greatest game of all.

    Radio broadcaster George Lovejoy coined the phrase 50 years ago, and it's weeks like this that remind us just how important this great game is.

    The NRL, in conjunction with Channel Nine, Fox League, Macquarie Radio Network and the Mark Hughes Foundation, have teamed up to raise awareness for a much-needed cause through 'Beanie for Brain Cancer' round.

    The initiative is the concept of NRL Footy Show and Nine NRL Executive Producer Matt Callander, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year.

    Sponsorship partners, TV networks and local businesses have leant a helping hand, with all money raised throughout the round going to the Mark Hughes Foundation, with the aim to raise a minimum of $500,000 to fund a three-year research fellowship in another brain cancer research area.

    Doing it for 'Hughesy'

    For former Newcastle Knights skipper Paul 'Chief' Harragon, the week is all about raising awareness in a bid to help close friend and former teammate Mark Hughes who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013.

    The premiership-winning pair connected immediately given their Kurri Kurri roots and were bound for life when they helped the Knights to the club's first grand final win in 1997.

    Harragon has been a big part of Hughes's battle, even appearing on I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here to help out his mate.

    "It was unbelievable when we first heard that Hughesy had brain cancer because it was the furthest thing from your mind that you'd associate someone so fit, healthy and young with a disease like that," Harragon told NRL.com.

    "He's always been renowned as the true essence of what a real Newcastle boy is. For me, I look at Danny Buderus, Matt Gidley and Mark Hughes as three of the most humble, greatest players Newcastle has had.

    "I think the word 'humble' is what typifies Hughesy. He's got a certain way about him. He had a great football career, he's got a great business career, but unfortunately he's reached a tough time in his life with brain cancer. The way that he's answering it and tackling it head on is inspiring.

    "The sport phenomenon where you play with someone and you go through all those times on the field, it just needs activating again. Something like this is all it took for all the boys and the town to get behind him. I credit most of it to Mark himself because he's such a great fellow so he's the type of person you just want to help out."

    The silent killer

    Through his work with the Mark Hughes Foundation, Harragon has uncovered some startling facts about brain cancer and is concerned about the lack of government assistance to help find a cure.

    "Since then, I've found out so many people that I know are suffering the same thing, and unfortunately, they're all in the prime of their life," he said.

    "The ugly side of brain cancer is that it does hit people under 40 more than any other cancer, and for children, it's the biggest killer out of any disease. If that's the case, why on earth is there only five per cent of federal government funding going to our children. It's nowhere near good enough.

    "I can't believe it's fallen through the cracks for this long, so let's hope through this wonderful campaign that there's a readjustment to that."

    Opportunity of a lifetime

    As it always does in times of need, the NRL community has come together to lend a helping hand.

    Jerseys, boots and a range of other memorabilia will be auctioned off with proceeds going directly to the Mark Hughes Foundation.

    While those will be cherished items for their respective buyers, the biggest item on the list is the opportunity to tackle Mount Everest with a host of Knights legends starting on October 14.

    It follows on from last year's event that raised $160,000.

    "We did a coast to coast PNG trip where we went from Buna in the north, rode our bikes, walked the Kokoda Trail and then rode all the way to Port Moresby to raise money," Harragon said.

    "It was great to go there because in the jungles of PNG, those kids and how they live was a real eye-opener.

    "This year we're going to Mount Everest base camp. A hell of a lot of players that he played with are coming along with him to raise money. It doesn't matter if it was for this or another cause, if it's someone within our game who needs help, it's just what we do and we all band together.

    "There are two tickets available that have been donated by Flight Centre and Wild Spirit Adventures.

    "Bottom line is they're around $12,000 for the two tickets so that's not much above retail from what it costs. It includes the flights, the helicopter off the mountain, accommodation and everything is included.

    "You're walking with Mark Hughes, the Johns brothers, Adam MacDougall…the list goes on and on. It's a trip of a lifetime that money can't buy, but the money that is put forward is going straight to a wonderful cause so it's a double-whammy win."


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  8. listo

    listo Shane Vincent

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    Well that cat got well & truly ****ed there then, didn't it?

    Knights 36 (Rossy's try was too wide to kick anyway ;))
    Penrith 8
    FTS Sione
    LTS Yates
    MOM D Saifiti
     
  9. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Jarrod Mullen

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    Hahahaha

    Can i lock it in listo?
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Brown is not saying Ross won't play.
    I imagine if they have a heart to heart during the week, all will be forgiven.
     
  11. listo

    listo Shane Vincent

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    Not after what Billy just said :D
     
  12. beau

    beau Tony Kemp

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    I'd give tom Hughes a crack on the wing


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  13. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    So I looked up our record under Dave Munro as ref....I got depressed, He is worse than Perenara for us

    Knights under David Munro

    Games - 16
    Won - 2
    Lost - 14
    Win Percentage - 12.5%
    Last win under Munro - Round 19, 2015

    Knights under Henry Perenara

    Games - 20
    Won - 5
    Lost - 15
    Win Percentage - 25%
    Last win under Perenara - Round 2, 2017

    Panthers under David Munro

    Games - 9
    Won - 4
    Lost - 5
    Win Percentage - 44.4%
    Last win under Munro - Round 23, 2016 (Against the Knights lol)
     
  14. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Jarrod Mullen

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    Maybe its not the refs :shrug:
     
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  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4672401/butts-knights-get-their-tactics-right/?cs=305

    Tony Butterfield looks at the tactics we used to beat Canberra.
    I think it's a good plan for us every week.
    We defend pretty well when our line is set, and not so well in broken field situations.
    We also lack the natural fitness of older and more experienced sides, so slowing the play down will only be good for us.
    Lamby is also smart enough to know when other teams are patrolling the sidelines to stop us finding touch, so try something else.
    I'll be surprized if we don't do it again this week.
     
  16. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Paul Marquet

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    Didn't need Butts to tell us that.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see it again this week either. I'm sure it frustrated the raiders backs not getting a chance to run it back. Our D gets a good rest also to set themselves for the defensive set to come.
     
  17. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    As long as we stop doing it when we get behind! Bit of a brain explosion from Lamb to persist with it a little bit after we got behind against the Raiders.
     
  18. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Jarrod Mullen

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    Not really,
    We are a team that needs to stick to the plan as we dont have the experience and class to pull off going away from the plan and trying to chase points with razzle-dazzle footy.... that usually ends very badly for us.
     
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  19. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Jarrod Mullen

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    Keen to see stone back in the team,
    Think hodko mite be back by the sounds of it to.
    Barnett would be sooo keen to get out there and rip in.... mite be a motm game if we win.
     
  20. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Paul Marquet

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    Feeney has been improving. I'd rather stick with him for this game and see how it goes. If he fails to produce then bring Hodko back in and see if he has changed his effort from his time in reggies.
     

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