Round 22: Newcastle Knights vs New Zealand Warriors

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Aug 10, 2018.
  1. Knights 13+

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. Knights 1-12

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Draw

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

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Warriors 13+

    11 vote(s)
    61.1%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST, 2018 @ 6:00PM
    MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND


    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: MATT CECCHIN AND ALAN SHORTALL
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: BELINDA SLEEMAN AND CHRIS MCMILLAN
    VIDEO REFEREES: ASHLEY KLEIN AND BEN GALEA


    LOWER GRADES

    ISP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
    MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND
    SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH, 2018 @ 3:00PM

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
    MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND
    SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH, 2018 @ 1:00PM


    KNIGHTS TEAM

    1. KALYN PONGA
    2. KEN SIO
    3. SIONE MATA'UTIA
    4. CORY DENNISS
    5. SHAUN KENNY-DOWALL
    6. JACK COGGER
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE (C)
    8. HERMAN ESE'ESE
    9. DANNY LEVI
    10. DANIEL SAIFITI
    11. LACHLAN FITZGIBBON
    12. MITCH BARNETT
    13. AIDAN GUERRA

    14. JAMIE BUHRER (C)
    15. CHRIS HEIGHINGTON
    16. PASAMI SAULO
    17. JJ FELISE

    18. NICK MEANEY
    19. JOSH KING
    20. BROCK LAMB
    21. LUKE YATES


    STATS

    PLAYER AND TEAM STATS
    MATCH STATS
    HISTORICAL STATS



    UPCOMING MILESTONES


    - MITCHELL PEARCE REQUIRES 1 MORE GAME TO REACH 250 NRL GAMES
     
  2. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Matt White

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    This game is anyone’s , depends which team turns up for us and them
     
  3. danknights

    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Well they just pipped the dragons so who knows.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And dan big danger of your mate 'ole 'enry getting the job in his home town!
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    2 up and down teams coming of the back of a good and poor performance respectively.

    I’m predicting the Warriors by 50 or a 0-0 draw.
     
  6. Watcher

    Watcher Glen Frendo

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    Hi from the Warriors. Always look forward to these games as they are usually good games whatever the result.

    As I see it our team has made major steps forward in terms of fitness and resilience. This is shown in the away record which is way better than the home record. The addition of Blair Green and Harris along with a fit Luke has made a big difference.

    After a strong start to the year the middle has been more inconsistent. I expect better now our injured players are coming back. Only really Tohu Harris to return. A fit and firing spine will ve vital as it is a very good one.

    The only real conjecture is bench makeup as opinions are divided on Tevaga and Lisone. The other worry is Kata wil not pass to Maumalo who is proving to be just as destructive as Vatuvei but less error prone. No personal issues just Kata is a ball hog.

    I expect a good game and not being disrespectful but think our guys will have the edge in a close one.
     
  7. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Always good to hear from you when we play the Warriors mate, Good luck and hopefully we get a good game !!
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Can only see the Warriors by 13+ here. We always sh*t the bed over there.
     
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    Watcher Glen Frendo

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    You havent seen our home record then.

    I havent been following things much. How do you guys rate your season. Losing Ponga and Pearce for long stints cant have helped.

    Highlight for me with our guys was smashing the Roosters and their fans moaning we must be rorting the Cap. That from the bloody Roosters.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I think it has exceeded most people’s expectations. I doubt anyone would’ve expected a top 8 finish straight after 3 consecutive spoons, but that 9-12th bracket seemed the most realistic at the end of the day which looks to be the case, fingers crossed we don’t slip any further. Losing Pearce, Ponga, Watson, Moga, Griffin, Saifiti’s x 2 and Ross for extended periods hasn’t helped our case whatsoever and we haven’t fielded a full strength spine for more than a couple of games this season which never helps. Anything but a top 8 finish next year would be a failure in my personal opinion. We’ve had time to cut the deadwood and bring in some experience and get together a roster worthy of challenging for a finals spot, so next year is the time to put it in place.
     
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    Watcher Glen Frendo

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    That is a terrible injury list for a developing team. At least both clubs have shut up the experts putting us as wooden spooners.

    We should make the 8. How far we get will be down to keeping our players on the park. Key men are RTS and Issac Luke.
     
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    Let's face it if Watson and Pearce are out injured who else but Cogger and Lamb, forget your hate, the dislike of locals, poor form etc, who else, no one.
     
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    Bunty Afoa and Sam Lisone are facing suspensions
     
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    Watcher Glen Frendo

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    Lisone gone. No major loss for us. Afoa OK with a guilty plea I understand. Bunty is the most improved Prop in the comp for me.
     
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    Yeah I've watched Afoa in a few games this year and he has impressed, Racking up some impressive numbers in short minutes as well

    Averages 24 tackles and 90m in less than a half of footy, Excellent tackle efficiency and almost 40% of his total metres are post contact

    Bunty Afoa in 2018

    Games - 18
    Average Minutes - 36
    Metres - 1,621
    Post Contact Metres - 641
    Average Metres Per Game - 90.1
    Tackle Breaks - 20
    Line Breaks - 2
    Tackles Per Game - 24.2
    Tackle Efficiency - 94.1%
    Offloads - 7
     
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    Watcher Glen Frendo

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    Good player and a better person from what Ive heard. Lisone on the other hand is a wannabe gangster and dumb as a bag of hammers.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sounds like we could be getting a Cogger/Ponga halves combo with Meaney at the back.
     
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    Wobbles Brad Godden

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    I reckon so, unless Lamb gets a reprieve.

    Haven't heard how Ponga's ankle pulled up, if he's in doubt our attack is a limp as an octogenarian without a prostate.
     
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    Simon Templar Matt White

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    Who ever they put there needs to play with intent , take your chances and leave nothing on the tank, we need to see at least a sparkle of hope.
     

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