Round 5: Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Apr 7, 2018.
  1. Knights 13+

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  2. Knights 1-12

    15 vote(s)
    57.7%
  3. Draw

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

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. Broncos 13+

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    SATURDAY 7TH APRIL, 2018 @ 7:35PM
    MCDONALD JONES STADIUM, NEWCASTLE


    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: CHRIS SUTTON AND CHRIS BUTLER
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: RICKY MCFARLANE AND NICK MOREL
    VIDEO REFEREES: JARRED MAXWELL AND BEN GALEA


    LOWER GRADES

    ISP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS NORTH SYDNEY BEARS
    MCDONALD JONES STADIUM, NEWCASTLE
    SATURDAY APRIL 7TH, 2018 @ 5:15PM

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS NORTH SYDNEY BEARS
    MCDONALD JONES STADIUM, NEWCASTLE
    SATURDAY APRIL 7TH, 2018 @ 3:30PM


    KNIGHTS TEAM


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

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

    18. LUKE YATES
    19. JACK COGGER
    20. DANIEL LEVI
    21. CORY DENNISS

    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 1 MORE GAME TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
    - JAMIE BUHRER REQUIRES 2 MORE GAMES TO REACH 150 NRL GAMES
    - DANIEL SAIFITI REQUIRES 3 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
     
  2. Ethan

    Ethan Sean Rudder

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    Woo Hoo going to this one and free tickets too boot , we will bounce back and give the Donkeys something to think about i reckon ..
     
  3. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Reasonably confident. We got beat away from home by the team coming first. They got done at home by a side that had 50 put on them the week before.

    Surely the players, particularly the ones who’ve been here over the last few years get up for this one? I hope we show up those ******s Bennett, Boyd and Sims for once. Would be glorious.
     
  4. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    What's everyones line up rather than a separate thread?

    1. Ponga.
    2. Sio
    3. Sione
    4. Ross (get him closer to the ball, he'll be happier and hopefully get a bit of energy back.
    5. SKD.
    6. Lamb.
    7. Pearce.
    8. Lillyman.
    9. Slade.
    10. King.
    11. Guerra.
    12. Fitz.
    13. Ese.

    14. Buhrer.
    15. Heighington.
    16. Yates/Stone whoever's going best.
    17. Barnett.

    I don't think against the Bronc's we need a huge bench and some enthusiasm may be the go.
     
  5. kurtsux

    kurtsux Nathan Ross

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    I think Josh King deserves a bench spot this week, making way would be Jsaf or Dsaf imo
     
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  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yates is playing better than King by a mile.
     
  7. TheBatman

    TheBatman Todd Anderson

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    1. Ponga
    2. Sio
    3. Mata'utia
    4. Kenny Dowall
    5. Hughes
    6. Lamb
    7. Pearce
    8. D. Saifiti
    9. Griffin
    10. Lillyman
    11. Fitzgibon
    12. Guerra
    13. Ese'ese
    Reserves
    14. Levi
    15. J. Saifiti
    16. Heighinton
    17. Buhrer
     
  8. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    1. Ponga
    2. Sio
    3. Mata'utia
    4. Kenny Dowall
    5. Ross
    6. Lamb
    7. Pearce
    8. D. Saifiti
    9. Griffin
    10. J Saifiti
    11. Fitzgibon
    12. Guerra
    13. Ese'ese
    Reserves
    14. Levi
    15. Lillyman /king
    16. Heighinton
    17. Buhrer
     
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  9. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Todd Bates

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    Brown needs to fire a rocket fair and squarely targeted at the forwards. Play the game with aggression or find yourselves in reggies. This powder puff forwards crap is killing us.

    All last year I have heard how the Safs are going to be the next big thing, I couldn't see it then, and I still can't. They need to rev up their game big time.

    The Broncs I can see us winning in another wrestle. Home ground advantage and hopefully a decent crowd turnout to spur them on.

    Oh, and I think you will see Lamb prove why he is the better 5/8 and why he deserves the spot over watson in this one. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    1. Ponga
    2. Sio/Hughes
    3. Mata’utia
    4. Ross
    5. SKD
    6. Lamb
    7. Pearce
    8. DSaf
    9. Griffin
    10. Lillyman
    11. Fitzgibbon
    12. Guerra
    13. Ese’ese

    14. Barnett
    15. Buhrer
    16. Heighington
    17. JSaf/King/Yates
     
  11. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Well he can't play any worse.
     
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  12. Joel

    Joel Touche...

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    Oh dear this prediction stuff has gone a bit pear shaped for a few posters. One good game is an awful indicator of supiority, it sounds like schoolyard talk. He needs to string a few games without playing like poop first for me to even consider he's a better option at 5/8 over Watson.
     
  13. cowboyman

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    I think this game is definitely winnable. The Broncos are sh1te and can hardly string 3 passes together in a set play.

    Pearce and Ponga definitely have enough points in them to cover any arsey luck the Broncos inevitably get every game.
     
  14. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Todd Bates

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    Yeah that prediction was firmly tongue in cheek after the Dragons game. Lamb certainly needs to improve. That grubber is my highlight for him from that match, crucial moment in our game, finally a chance to put some pressure on the drags and he puts it clearly dead.
     
  15. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He had a similarly poor kick in good field position v the chooks that he atoned for with a fantastic driving tackle that forced a drop out.
     
  16. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Put King in just so he can **** Korbin up again.
     
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  17. Frank McWilliams

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    Bring Yates and King in for enthusiasm, drop JSaf and Barnett, Hughes for Moga
    1 Ponga
    2 Hughes
    3 Ross
    4 Sione
    5 SKD
    6 Lamb
    7 Pearce
    8. King
    9 Griff
    10 Lillyman
    11 Fitz
    12 Guerra
    13 Esee
    14 Buhrer
    15 Yates
    16 Heighinton
    17 DSaf
     
  18. member 2299

    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Close Frank but for mine either Buhrer or Yates. Not two little guys and with Buhrer hooking experience Yates may well miss out.
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's a very winnable game, after 4 that looked a bit tough for us.
    Bad timing losing Moga before the game he probably would have stepped up for.

    The most impressive pre season opposed session was the one at Toronto where Ponga took on the line with big Fitz running a gap one side of him and big Cory Denniss running a gap the other side of him, and then he had Ross lurking on the wing waiting for the long pass when all the defence tried to cover those three in motion. It never worked the same once Moga came back because Moga just doesn't run at to the line looking for a flat pass like Fitz and Denniss do. He hangs back and waits for a pass in space.
    Anyway, Ponga arriving at a defensive line with a big, charging body either side of him is a bit of a nightmare - or it was for our reserve grade guys - they had no answer for it, and if they did jam in and shut them all down, Ross had 15 metres to play with.
     
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  20. Frank McWilliams

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    Normally I would agree (good big man will beat a good small man) but Yates drive and enthusiasm may out do a big bloke especially if big guy is not putting in, same with King, not the biggest prop but a goer. Hoping enthusiasm will rub off and big guys will get embarrassed. It's certainly not happening at the moment.
     

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