Round 3: Newcastle Knights vs Sydney Roosters

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Mar 25, 2018.
  1. Knights 13+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Knights 1-12

    12 vote(s)
    46.2%
  3. Draw

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  4. Roosters 1-12

    11 vote(s)
    42.3%
  5. Roosters 13+

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    SUNDAY 25TH MARCH, 2018 @ 6:30PM
    ALLIANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY


    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: GERARD SUTTON AND CHRIS BUTLER
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: CHRIS MCMILLAN AND CLAYTON SHARPE
    VIDEO REFEREES: ASHLEY KLEIN AND BRYAN NORRIE


    LOWER GRADES

    ISP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS WENTWORTHVILLE MAGPIES
    RINGROSE PARK, SYDNEY
    SUNDAY 25TH MARCH, 2018 @ 4:00PM

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS PARRAMATTA EELS
    RINGROSE PARK, SYDNEY
    SUNDAY 25TH MARCH, 2018 @ 2:00PM


    KNIGHTS TEAM


    1. KALYN PONGA
    2. SHAUN KENNY-DOWALL
    3. SIONE MATA'UTIA
    4. TAUTAU MOGA
    5. NATHAN ROSS
    6. CONNOR WATSON
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE (C)
    8. HERMAN ESE'ESE
    9. SLADE GRIFFIN
    10. JACOB LILLYMAN
    11. LACHLAN FITZGIBBON
    12. AIDAN GUERRA
    13. MITCHELL BARNETT

    14. BROCK LAMB
    15. CHRIS HEIGHINGTON
    16. JAMIE BUHRER (C)
    17. DANIEL SAIFITI

    18. KEN SIO
    19. JACOB SAIFITI
    20. DANIEL LEVI
    21. LUKE YATES

    STATS

    PLAYER AND TEAM STATS
    MATCH STATS
    HISTORICAL STATS



    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    - DANNY LEVI REQUIRES 1 MORE GAME TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
    - NATHAN ROSS REQUIRES 3 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
    - JAMIE BUHRER REQUIRES 4 MORE GAMES TO REACH 150 NRL GAMES
    - DANIEL SAIFITI REQUIRES 5 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
     
  2. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Todd Bates

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    Planning to go to this one.
     
  3. Ven

    Ven Adrian Bubb

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    we really need our decipline to be on point for this one. If we give away 6 penalties in a row again, we will get beaten by plenty. will be a good indication of where we are actually at compared to the better sides.
     
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  4. Aidos

    Aidos Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This will be a great test to see where we're at.
     
  5. rhugh89

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    Mitchell Pearce takes swipe at Roosters fans ahead of Round 3 return with Knights



    March 19, 2018 7:07am
    TONY WEBECK
    Source: FOX SPORTS




    KNIGHTS halfback Mitchell Pearce has fired the first barb ahead of his showdown with the Sydney Roosters on Sunday, mocking the fans of his former club for their perceived lack of support at Allianz Stadium.

    Buoyed by a second straight win to start 2018 and feeling the love from the Newcastle fanbase after his Round 1 golden point heroics, Pearce used the post-game press conference following Sunday’s 30-28 win over Canberra to ensure he receives a frosty reception on Sunday.

    As they collected a third consecutive wooden spoon last season an average of 15,619 Knights fans turned out to watch their side play at home, the fourth highest average home attendance of any team in 2017. A crowd of 23,516 assembled at McDonald Jones Stadium in Round 1.

    Preliminary finalists, the Roosters drew an average of 15,387 fans last year and had 12,226 show up for their first home game of the year on Friday against the Bulldogs although Pearce’s comments are likely to ensure a lot more are in attendance this week.

    “It will be an exciting game and hopefully there’s a big crowd down there,” said Pearce, who chose to leave the Roosters in the off-season after the club signed Cooper Cronk to a two-year deal.

    “I’m sure we’ll get plenty of Knights fans that come down.

    “We seem to get a lot more than the Roosters fans.


    “I’m excited to go back there and I’m sure we’ll have a couple of laughs in a big game with a few of my mates.”

    Pearce, who spent 11 years at the Roosters for 238 games, including the 2013 premiership, said the hype around the contest was good for the NRL.

    The NSW Origin player said he was glad to be entering the clash in winning form.

    Pearce’s former club is coming off their first win of the season, redeeming themselves from a shock first-up loss to West Tigers by thumping Canterbury 30-12.

    “The last two weeks have been like debuting again,” Pearce said.

    “We’re worried about improving our backyard and the Roosters are obviously a tough side coming off a big win.”


    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/41abafed97cb27913d59ed20f20edcf9
     
  6. Wobbles

    Wobbles Arnold Krewanty

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    There'll be some fireworks in this one for sure!

    Great match-ups across the park, love to see how Ponga goes head to head with Tedesco.

    Forward battle is kinda even, its the backs that they'll have an advantage.

    The win last night would have given Sione and Moga some confidence, hopefully they can carry that in too.
     
  7. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It should be a cracker, I reckon we will give them a real run for their money

    Tipping Roosters 1-12 but expecting a really good performance from our boys
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If we get the same improvement from Game 1 to Game 2, it will be very close.

    One thing interested me. SKD on the right side seemed to have had the green light to move up in defence and stop the attack before it got to the line, which he did well. This seemed to have the effect of settling Sione and improve his tackling.
     
  9. Joey1245

    Joey1245 Matthew Rodwell

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    I’m hoping for the fairytale for Jnr to go back to an old club when you feel like they don’t want you or lost faith in you the. Putting them to the sword would be great I reckon it will be an emotional game for a lot of our players
     
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    Outside backs have talent but they are pea hearts. We have to knuckle down this week. We need to grind them out and they will self destruct.

    Browns coaching has been 1st rate. If our team can’t get up for this one then no game will get them going.

    There line speed will be their focus, trying to shut down Ponga. hopefully we will match it with Ponga and Watson breaking the line.
     
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    krustykraz David Fa'alogo

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    Watson needs to start running with the ball in this game.
    He was brought here to be a running 5/8 and Pearce got double his metres.
    His try and try assist was good but i just want to see his running game.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If he gets a try and an assist every game he can finish with 0m for all I care.
     
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    The kid can't take a break it seems...
     
  14. Joey1245

    Joey1245 Matthew Rodwell

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    I rate him
     
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    krustykraz David Fa'alogo

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    I didnt say he was a bad player, i just want to see our running 5/8's running game.
     
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    He played well on the weekend. Couple of hiccups but was good. Didn't see much of him at the Roosters but I think his running game was overstated.
     
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    A better game from him, though still much to prove in my opinion to say our team is better off with him at 6 than Lamb.

    It's a different kind of running game, he's a nippy little guy who can come on around the ruck & zip past tired big fellas. Can't expect him to make linebreaks just catching the ball & running to a straight line, that's more Ponga's forte with his footwork.
     
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  18. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    @rhugh89 this says 5.30pm but NRL.com says 6.30? unless your on QLD time :p

    considering this is a day before my birthday a win would be very nice!! very tempted to go!
     
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    We are the real deal. Pearce is in top form and Ponga is already looking like a real top flight fullback showcasing a consistent ability to change the game at will

    We've been able to find points when we need them without forcing passes or relying on a big dynamic forward to attract 3 players before finding an offload. All of our points have been of the back of structure. Which means that we've been beating teams using half a deck of cards so to speak - it is a very strong platform to build from.

    Brown has them firing and we improved significantly since playing Manly. We were a lot smoother and better organized, despite playing away from home.

    The Roosters imo will be in the GF and have the best spine in the comp, I think if we play as well as we did v Raiders we should be in it until the 79th minute

    We are the real deal
     
  20. EASBay17

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    Getting a little ahead of yourself i think. We could quite easily be sitting here at 0-2 and your tune would be very different.
     
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