Round 3 - Knights vs Raiders @ Hunter Stadium (HAPPY 200TH MULLO !!)

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  1. rhugh89

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    SATURDAY MARCH 19TH, 2016
    KICK OFF: 5:00 PM

    LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1


    Referees: Ashley Klein and Chris Sutton
    Sideline Officials:
    Adam Reid and Rohan Best

    TICKET PURCHASE & GAME DAY INFORMATION HERE


    LOWER GRADES - LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1

    HOLDEN CUP: Knights vs Raiders - Saturday March 19th @ 11:40am
    NSW CUP: Knights v Mounties - Saturday March 19th @ 2:10pm

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    [TD="align: center"]RAIDERS[/TD]

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    [TD="align: center"]Jaelen Feeney[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]Jack Wighton[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Nathan Ross[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Edrick Lee[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Dane Gagai[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]3[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Jarrod Croker (c)[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Pat Mata'utia[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]4[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Brenko Lee[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Akuila Uate[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]5[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Jordan Rapana[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Jarrod Mullen[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]6[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Lachlan Croker[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Trent Hodkinson (c)[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]7[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Sam Williams[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Sam Mataora[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]8[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Shannon Boyd[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Tyler Randell[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]9[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Josh Hodgson[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Korbin Sims[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]10[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Frank-Paul Nuuausala[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Jacob Safiti[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]11[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Josh Papalii[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Robbie Rochow[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]12[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Elliot Whitehead[/TD]

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    [TD="align: center"]Shaun Fensom[/TD]

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    [TD="align: center"]Kurt Baptiste[/TD]

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    [TD="align: center"]Iosia Soliola[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Lachlan Fitzgibbon[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]Paul Vaughan[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"]Daniel Safiti[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]Jeff Lima[/TD]

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    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    * Trent Hodkinson requires 8 more points to reach 450 career points
    * Jarrod Mullen requires 1 more game to reach 200 career games and 200 games for the Knights
    * Jack Stockwell requires 3 more games to reach 50 career games



    All discussion on the game in this thread

    Pre-match talk and predictions, live score updates & post-match thoughts
     
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    HEAD TO HEAD - OVERALL

    Played - 44
    Knights - 18
    Raiders - 25
    Drawn - 1

    HEAD TO HEAD - Hunter Stadium

    Played - 20
    Knights - 13
    Raiders - 7

    NRL RECORD (1998-PRESENT)


    Played - 32
    Knights - 15
    Raiders - 16
    Drawn - 1


    HEAD TO HEAD - THE COACHES

    Games - 11
    Nathan Brown - 5
    Ricky Stuart - 6

    FACTS AND FIGURES

    * The Knights have lost 4 out of their last 5 games against the Raiders
    * The Knights have lost 3 out of their last 4 games against the Raiders at Hunter Stadium
    * The Knights have only won 1 game against the Raiders at Hunter Stadium since 2012
    * In 2015 these teams met twice with the the Raiders winning both games
    * In the last 10 years we have played the Raiders 19 times winning 10 and losing 9
    * The Knights have overall winning percentage of 43.02% against the Raiders
    * The Knights have an overall winning percentage of 65% against the Raiders at Hunter Stadium
    * 8 out of the last 10 games between these teams have been decided by 14 points or more
    * Only 3 games between these teams since 2006 have been decided by 8 points or less
    * The average amount of points scored in games between these 2 teams is 45.88 points per game

    * The average Margin of victory in games between these 2 teams is 16.06 points per game


    2016 SEASON STATS

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    16th
    Position
    5th

    18
    Points Scored
    51

    78
    Points Conceded
    42

    3
    Tries Scored
    9

    14
    Tries Conceded
    7

    2,187
    Metres Gained
    2,522

    4
    Line Breaks
    11

    42
    Tackle Breaks
    64

    20
    Errors
    23

    692
    Kick Metres
    627

    0
    40/20s
    1

    11
    Offloads
    21

    52
    Missed Tackles
    46
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    2016 PLAYER STATS

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    David Bhana

    Games - 2
    Metres - 29
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 1
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 37
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 0


    Jaelen Feeney

    Games - 2
    Metres - 107
    Tackle Breaks - 1
    Line Breaks - 0
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 0
    Kicks - 0
    Kick Metres - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 1
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 13
    Missed Tackles - 4
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 5
    Dane Gagai

    Games - 2
    Metres - 207
    Tackle Breaks - 3
    Line Breaks - 0
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 2
    Tackles - 30
    Missed Tackles - 6
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 3
    Trent Hodkinson

    Games - 2
    Metres - 42
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Try Assists - 1
    Line Break Assists - 1
    Kicks - 9
    Kick Metres - 242
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 35
    Missed Tackles - 3
    Tries - 0
    Goals - 3/3
    Points - 6
    Errors - 1






    Sam Mataora

    Games - 2
    Metres - 175
    Tackle Breaks - 2
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 2
    Offloads - 2
    Tackles - 66
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 0
    Chanel Mata'utia

    Games - 1
    Metres - 51
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 5
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 0
    Pat Mata'utia

    Games - 2
    Metres - 155
    Tackle Breaks - 6
    Line Breaks - 1
    Try Assists - 1
    Line Break Assists - 1
    Penalties Conceded - 1
    Offloads - 3
    Tackles - 22
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 1
    Errors - 1
    Jarrod Mullen

    Games - 2
    Metres - 87
    Tackle Breaks - 8
    Line Breaks - 1
    Try Assists - 1
    Line Break Assists - 1
    Kicks - 16
    Kick Metres - 373
    Penalties Conceded - 1
    Offloads - 1
    Tackles - 36
    Missed Tackles - 6
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 1






    Pauli Pauli

    Games - 1
    Metres - 64
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 2
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 19
    Missed Tackles - 2
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 1
    Tyler Randell

    Games - 2
    Metres - 80
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 2
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 91
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 0
    Robbie Rochow

    Games - 2
    Metres - 171
    Tackle Breaks - 4
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 70
    Missed Tackles - 4
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 3
    Daniel Saifiti

    Games - 2
    Metres - 125
    Tackle Breaks - 3
    Line Breaks - 1
    Penalties Conceded - 1
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 48
    Missed Tackles - 4
    Tries - 1
    Errors - 1






    Jacob Saifiti

    Games - 2
    Metres - 152
    Tackle Breaks - 1
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 61
    Missed Tackles - 2
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 1
    Korbin Sims

    Games - 2
    Metres - 168
    Tackle Breaks - 4
    Line Breaks - 1
    Penalties Conceded - 2
    Offloads - 2
    Tackles - 56
    Missed Tackles - 5
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 1
    Jeremy Smith

    Games - 2
    Metres - 91
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 2
    Offloads - 1
    Tackles - 53
    Missed Tackles - 2
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 0
    Kade Snowden

    Games - 1
    Metres - 28
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 3
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 21
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 1






    Akuila Uate

    Games - 2
    Metres - 228
    Tackle Breaks - 5
    Line Breaks - 0
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 8
    Missed Tackles - 4
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 1
    Lachlan Fitzgibbon

    Games - 1
    Metres - 58
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 21
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 0
    Danny Levi

    Games - 1
    Metres - 57
    Tackle Breaks - 0
    Line Breaks - 0
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 20
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tries - 0
    Errors - 0
    Nathan Ross

    Games - 1
    Metres - 115
    Tackle Breaks - 3
    Line Breaks - 1
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 0
    Penalties Conceded - 0
    Offloads - 0
    Tackles - 6
    Missed Tackles - 2
    Tries - 1
    Errors - 0
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    PREDICTIONS AND PENDING MILESTONES

    Prediction


    Canberra Raiders - 40
    Newcastle Knights - 12
    FTS - Jarrod Croker
    LTS - Josh Papalii
    MOTM - Jarrod Croker
    Crowd - 12,500

    Pending Milestones

    * Trent Hodkinson requires 8 more points to reach 450 career points
    * Jarrod Mullen requires 1 more games to reach 200 career games and 200 games for the Knights
    * Jack Stockwell requires 2 more games to reach 50 career games​
     
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    Kickoff at 4? Thought it was 5?
     
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    I just went off the NRL website but it could be wrong
     
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    Interesting that Pat Mat is leading in a lot of the stats.
    Most offloads - equal with others in try assists, etcetcetc.
    Talking of his try assist, he draws a lot of defence and gets the ball to his winger just about every game he plays. Tuha and Holland scored a lot of tries in NSW cup last year, and Pat played a part in that.
    The bad news is that all the Mataútia brothers have started their NRL careers really well, and gone off the boil pretty quickly when it becomes a weekly grind.
    It's a challenge for Brown to get all the brothers performing at the level they are capable of for game after game all year.
    Bennett had Sione and Chanel firing, but Stone got nothing out of them.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Article in the tele this morning saying BJ is likely to be suspended, which is good because he seems to have a problem with the way we gave him a truckload of money for him to sulk on the field, and wants to play his best against us now, to add insult to injury presumably.
     
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    Round 3 Match Day Information

    Mon 14th March, 09:00AM

    The Newcastle Knights return to Hunter Stadium for the first time in 2016 with all three grades set to take the field on Saturday.

    ROUND 3

    Newcastle Knights v Canberra Raiders
    Date: Saturday March 19
    Gates open: 12.30pm
    NYC: 12.40pm
    Reserve Grade: 2.40pm
    NRL: 5pm

    TICKETS

    Online: ticketmaster.com.au
    Phone: 136 100
    In Person: Any ticketmaster box office

    The Newcastle Knights encourage Members and supporters to pre-purchase their tickets prior to match day to receive our early bird pricing.

    Casual tickets purchased on match day, either online or at a Ticketmaster outlet, are 10 per cent higher than the early bird pricing*.

    The Club is proud to offer Knights Members a 10 per cent* discount on any casual tickets sales to a home game at Hunter Stadium.

    *Transaction fees, processing fees and other charges may apply. Tickets are limited and subject to availability.

    Play NRL Round – Kids come for free!

    Join the Newcastle Knights for the 2016 Play NRL Round.
    Children get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

    The Club will celebrate the round, which focuses on junior participation, with a junior guard of honour and junior league activities at half time.

    Fan Zone:

    Visit the Knights’ Fan Zone outside the Western entrance and soak up the atmosphere before the game with a DJ, cheerleaders, photo booth, face painters, jumping castle and Membership marquee.

    Support the World’s Greatest Shave and spray your head red and blue and be ready for the match.

    Play NRL skill zone

    Bring the kids to the new Play NRL Skills Zone with plenty of activities to take part in including the pass the ball accuracy target, speed trap and an agility obstacle course.

    Manshake Challenge

    Visit the new Manshake Challenge inside the Western Entrance and test your abilities against the best.

    Membership Service Office

    The Membership Service Office, located outside the ground to the North end of the Western entrance, will be open from 12pm.

    All Members who purchased their Membership before March 1 will be able to use your Member card to gain entrance to the ground. Memberships purchased after this date will require a temporary ticket.

    This can be printed from your MyKNIGHTS account or forwarded to your mobile device.

    There will also be a collection window for all those who have pre-arranged collection pick-up.

    Please note we are expecting the Service Office to be busy for our first home game, so please allow time and patience.

    The Membership team will be available on 1300 465 644 until 5pm on Friday the day before. We encourage Members to contact us prior to match day to ensure we can resolve any issues before hand.

    It’s not too late to become a Member!

    Become a Member for 2016 and show your Stay True to the Red and Blue!

    Memberships can be purchased anytime including on match day from our Membership marquee in the Fan Zone.

    View our packages here, or come by the Fan Zone on Saturday.

    Stadium conditions of entry:

    A reminder, fans and Members may bring in one sealed bottle of water to Hunter Stadium. Empty refillable water bottles are also welcome, along with an empty refillable thermos.

    Any member or supporter attempting to enter Hunter Stadium with an unsealed water bottle of full thermos or refillable water bottle will be asked by security to empty the container before entering through the gates.

    GETTING TO HUNTER STADIUM

    Parking is available for the full season or on a match-by-match basis through Ticketmaster.

    The nearest train station to Hunter Stadium is Broadmeadow Station, approximately 1.5km away.

    Regular trains are available from Sydney and stop at stations including Central, Strathfield, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong, Morisset and Cardiff on route to Broadmeadow.

    For a full list of stations and timetables visit NSW Transport.

    The nearest bus stop is at Young and Turton Road, New Lambton. The following buses stop within 1km of the stadium:

    - Down Turton Road: 231 and 111
    - Down Lambton Road: 363, 230, 222 and 317
    - Other buses: 225, 226 and 322

    For more information on bus travel and routes, please visit NSW Transport.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/content/knights/club/news/2016/03/08/match_day_informatio.html





     
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    I'll be there with the family pending weather. If weather is bad I'll be there anyway without the fam.
     
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    BJ suspended for 3 weeks.
     
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    This year, Super Saturday games have been 4.05pm, 5.45pm and 7.35pm actual kick offs.
     
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    Me and Browny sat down this morning to discuss it.
    Potter was there too but he was a bit awkward.
     
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    Somehow I don't think it will be a 'Happy' 200th for Mullo, does anyone know his win/loss/draw% over his 200 games?
     
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    Knights v Raiders: Schick Preview


    Wed 16 Mar, 2016, 12:00pm
    By Jack Brady, National Correspondent, NRL.com


    Knights coach Nathan Brown is sticking to his guns despite his side's poor start to the year, again opting for youth over experience with his Round 3 side.

    Naming a hooker, centre, prop and back-rower on his bench Brown has all bases covered as Kade Snowden, Jack Stockwell and Mickey Paea remain in limbo with the experienced trio not named to play in first grade or the Intrust Super Premiership.

    David Bhana (syndesmosis) is out for eight weeks leaving Pauli Pauli and Sione Mata'utia to fight for the final place in Brown's 17 – a squad desperate to make amends for their 42-point thrashing at the hands of South Sydney.

    The Raiders have had no such troubles and will welcome the cooler Newcastle conditions after a hot, heavy and undefeated start to the year following their one-point win over the Roosters in Round 2.

    Brenko Lee will replace Joey Leilua in the centres, with the former Knight looking at a two-week suspension at least. Lee's return coincides with cousin Edrick Lee's 50th NRL game.

    Newcastle playmaker Jarrod Mullen will also bring up his 200th game this weekend.

    Watch out Knights:

    Ricky Stuart's interchange usage has proven instrumental in Canberra's undefeated start to 2016.

    Against the Roosters, props Frank-Paul Nuuausala and Shannon Boyd managed 85 metres between them.

    Meanwhile bench-warmers Sia Soliola (134 metres), Paul Vaughan (168) and Jeff Lima (144) almost single-handily turned the momentum the Green Machine's way in their eventual one-point victory.

    Watch out Raiders:

    There's no better time for Mullen to turn it on in his milestone game.

    There's no doubt his fledgling combination with Trent Hodkinson has been dulled by the ineffectiveness of Newcastle's forwards so far but it doesn't mean Mullen should shy away from shouldering further attacking responsibilities.

    One of the best tackle-breaking five-eighths on his day, a good Mullen performance is vital.

    Key Match-Up: Trent Hodkinson v Sam Williams

    Hodkinson was Newcastle's one big hope for 2016 with the club looking for improved season while Sam Williams was looking likely for reserve grade with Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin.

    However just three weeks into the season, it's Hodkinson who is under the most pressure to lift to combat his opposite man.

    Halves' fortunes hinge on forward dominance but the Knights co-captain needs to stamp his authority on this one if they want the 'W'.

    The History: Played 43; Knights 18, Raiders 24, Drawn 1

    The Raiders have been somewhat of a bogey team for the Newcastle in recent times having won four of their past five games against them.

    Always high-scoring affairs this one will be good for at least a combined 40 points.

    What are the Odds:

    This is the most one-sided betting game of the round according to Sportsbet.

    Incredibly, 90 per-cent of the money is with Canberra to make it three wins on the trot to start the season, and virtually all the bets on winning margin are on a big Raiders win

    Match Officials:

    Referee: Ashley Klein

    Assistant Referee: Chris Sutton

    Sideline Officials: Adam Reid and Rohan Best

    Televised:

    Fox Sports 1 – Live coverage from 4:30pm

    The way we see it:

    The Raiders should maintain their solid beginning to the year in Newcastle. Williams and last-start debutant Lachlan Croker provided peace of mind to the Canberra faithful with the way they linked up against the Roosters.

    The Knights should put together an improved performance but a lack of experience will hurt them where it counts.

    Raiders by 12.


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