Round 21: Newcastle Knights vs St George Illawarra Dragons

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Jul 22, 2017.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jul 29, 2017.
  1. Knights 13+

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Knights 1-12

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. Draw

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

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  5. Dragons 13+

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    16 and 17 will be two new players.
     
  2. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

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    Hopefully!
    Though as it stands atm thats pretty close to my version of rd1 2018
     
  3. nunnsy

    nunnsy Scott Seamer

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    If king can keep up his form from the last two games I would keep him starting with D safiti, then have esse and j safiti come on and tear them a new one
     
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    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

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    No chance, Ese'ese is a must starter in the current rotation.
     
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    nunnsy Scott Seamer

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    It's a big if that he can keep up that form for the rest of the year but if does that's they way I would go.
     
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    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

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    Fair enough,
    Would seem a waste to spend 400k a yr on a new starting prop to just keep using one of the current props we've been wanting a new prop to replace.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Dunno what King has been on last two weeks but I want some.
     
  8. Beaumont

    Beaumont Paul the Chief Harragon

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    Same here. Went from go play in the real NRL to very solid virtually overnight.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    My back five also. Sione has played wing Ethan that is where he made his start. Or do you mean never again to play wing?

    Depends 88 on if Brownie is interested in a full time rake or plans to make do with Buhrer. If Sione has any sort of a kicking game trial him at 5/8.

    For mine Josh King is starting to show the benefit of full time training this year. Last year he was a part time trainer due to his apprenticeship commitments.
     
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    Kim1ill David Thorne

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    he got 1 good hit on Sims in the opening 25 seconds of a match and his confidence took off from there.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    King showed good signs in his first few games last year too, then the drops started to come in. I've always thought he carts the ball solid for a smaller guy but the metres weren't there, so good to see him start to get back to his first glimpses in first-grade.
     
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    Simon Templar Steve Fulmer

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    First contact is a mixed lottery, sometimes you just want to clip them abit so they change their line to take the heat off their run, also if they step away from weaker defenders they can be herded into our stronger defenders.
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    King is progressing like a 21/22 year old prop usually does. He isn't a Dan Saifiti, but you see 1 or 2 props a year across the NRL who have the potential of Dan and Jake, and if that is the standard we set from now on, we are in for a lot of disappointment.
     
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    Simon Templar Steve Fulmer

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    I like the way Brownie is putting together a side that will challenge next year or even the year after , I would be happy if we let him have a full off season to assess their individual skill sets and assemble a team which suits our strengths.

    Just one dilemma, would be Guerra at 13 ( Lock ) is OK if you want him to Defend and sweep behind everyone closing down any half breaks ( like he currently does at Roosters ) , but if you want him scoring tries and stiffening an edge, 11 is his best position.

    One thing for sure, whatever is required by the coach for the betterment of the Team will be primary consideration.
     
  15. Ethan

    Ethan Clint Newton

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    Sorry mate i meant never again will he play wing ...
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    We got 2 players in the NRL.com Team of the Week

    14. Danny Levi (Knights)

    Provided a wonderful spark off the bench against the Dragons, probing around the ruck and getting his forwards over the advantage line as they notched their third win of the season.

    15. Jacob Saifiti (Knights)

    A crucial inclusion, Saifiti came off the bench and gave the Knights the impact in the second stanza that they have lacked in previous fade-outs, capping his 198 run metres with the match-winning try nine minutes from full-time.


    http://www.nrl.com/round-21-team-of-the-week/tabid/10874/newsid/110554/default.aspx
     
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  18. Ethan

    Ethan Clint Newton

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    Is there anywhere I can download this game as I still haven't seen it ...thx...Cant find it on youtube at all only highlights .
     
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    Joel Touche...

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    Same pleaseeeee
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It isn't much of a game to watch. One of the worst games of the year. The only good thing is we won.
     
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