Round 8: Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Apr 22, 2018.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Apr 27, 2018.
  1. Knights 13+

    6 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. Knights 1-12

    9 vote(s)
    47.4%
  3. Draw

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

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. Sea Eagles 13+

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Dally M Points from this game, Ponga leading now

    Sea Eagles v Knights

    Judge: Braith Anasta

    K Ponga 3
    M Taupau 2
    H Ese’ese 1

    LEADERBOARD

    K Ponga 13
    M Pearce 11
    J Arrow 10
    L Brooks 10
    A Fifita 10
    J Maloney 10
     
  2. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Steve Southern

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    Getting very ahead of myself here, but could you imagine if Ponga won it
     
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    nunnsy Craig Gower

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    If we can keep winning he would have to go close even more so now that he is not competing with pearce.
     
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    R_A Clint Newton

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    If we win it’s usually because of Ponga or Pearce so that helps. And if we lose he could get a point or two here and there so who knows
     
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    Wobbles John Morris

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    Would be awesome to see Ponga / Pearce as dual medalists
     
  6. Tubby

    Tubby Robbie O'Davis

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    It will come down to how the team goes, if he was in a team that wins the majority of their games he'd be a shoe in i reckon
     
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    EASBay17 David Lomax

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    His into $9 to win the dally m. 2nd favourite behind widdop.
     
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    Wobbles John Morris

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    I'm guessing he doesn't fit the "Rookie" criteria having backed up with the couple of games he played last season?
    Winning as a rookie would be a phenomenal achievement in itself.
     
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    Simon Templar Charlie McAlister

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    Just watched the Best Defense Round 8 and was super impressed with the amount of ground Guerra covers to make the try saver, defense like that wins games and often goes unnoticed.

    What worried me was how easily Manly created the extra man when Sione shoots up , over commits and comes up empty and SKD follows him in.

    If Sione watches Guerra in the preceding movement he follows Turbo square then springs across for the hard chase out shadowing "just incase ", where Sione heads out , full body shift to chase in hard and over commits leaving a 3 on 1, then turns and chases out again, I wonder if he would be better suited to defending tight to the half and chasing out towards the side line without changing direction 3 times ??
     
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  10. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    Or just stick him on the sideline in defence and give him nowhere to worry about sliding to. Just stick next to the person defending at centre and that's it.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Imo if you're that bad defensively you're getting hidden on the wing you probably shouldn't be in first grade.
    If only a centre drops from the skies in the next two months...
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    Gould was talking Jack Wighton up as a centre big time last night. Hes an excellent defender and might be without a club shortly. He might be a go?
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Only problem there is that if the Raiders sack him they'll want the NRL to ban him for a while.

    Fantastic 2019 option though.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Todd Bates

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    Not too many players, of quality, will come available this year, play with what we have with the focus being on obtaining at least 4-5 very good to top shelf players in critical positions for 2019, this year the team may not be ideal but it's going as good or better than hoped.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Why slots?

    That's the option they took with Tapine.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We had one player make the NSWRL team of the week (best players who could play SOO for NSW)

    14 – Daniel Saifiti
    Club: Newcastle Knights; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

    Two tackle-breaks, 43 tackles, 8 runs, 109 total run metres.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tapine not sacked mate.
    Raiders are all worked up about the players they've sacked in the past (Carney, Dugan etc) immediately signing with someone else.
     
  18. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Geez thats crazy for a guy that is being called out for getting dropped by knights fans.
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    We got 1 player in the NRL.com Team of the Week

    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Josh Addo-Carr
    3. Esan Marsters
    4. Euan Aitken
    5. Corey Oates
    6. Gareth Widdop
    7. Ben Hunt
    8. James Graham
    9. Cameron McInnes
    10. Martin Taupau
    11. Tariq Sims
    12. Manu Ma'u
    13. Jack de Belin

    14. Cameron Munster
    15. James Maloney
    16. Jai Arrow
    17. Cameron Smith


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/04/29/vote-for-the-nrl.com-team-of-the-week/
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Course he was sacked.

    Stood down from even training with the side.
     

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