Your team for 2018

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  1. krustykraz

    krustykraz Scott Carter

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    What team would you like to see take the field round 1 2018?
     
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    krustykraz Scott Carter

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    1.Ponga
    2.Ross
    3.Moga
    4.Sione
    5.SKD
    6.Watson
    7.Lamb
    8.D.Saifiti
    9.Levi
    10.Lillyman
    11.Buhrer
    12.Guerra
    13.Barnette

    14.S.Griffon
    15.Ese Ese
    16.J.Saifiti
    17.Fitz

    18.Heington
    19.King
    20.Phythian
    21.Sio
    22.Stone
     
  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Brown has pulled major selection shocks for round 1 in 2016 and 2017.
    No one picked the Saifiti brothers, Lamb and a few other starting in 2016.
    No one picked Yates, Stone or Phythian starting in 2017.
    The thing they all have in common is that they trained really well and Brown rewarded their efforts.
    Everyone says Brown has selected the side already, but everything he has done in the past says the 17 guys who train best in the positions will be the guys he picks.

    I think we have a lot of depth for next year. At the start of 2017 we had maybe 10 guys who were genuine firstgraders. Because we have trained up a lot of guys and signed a lot of guys, I believe we go into 2018 with about 25 firstgraders - so 8 of them will miss out.
    I'd say most positions are up for grabs if some fringe guys have massive off seasons, and more importantly, anyone who slacks off will miss out.
     
  4. Aidos

    Aidos Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Sione Mata'utia
    3. Tautau Moga
    4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    5. Nathan Ross
    6. Connor Watson
    7. Brock Lamb
    8. Herman Ese'ese
    9. Slade Griffin
    10. Daniel Saifiti
    11. Aidan Guerra
    12. Jamie Buhrer
    13. Mitch Barnett

    14. Danny Levi
    15. Lachlan Fitsbibbon
    16. Jacob Lillyman
    17. Jacob Saifiti
     
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    Frank McWilliams Jason Hoogerworf

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    1. Ponga
    2. Ross
    3. Moga
    4. Sione/SKD
    5. SKD/Sio
    6. Watson
    7. Lamb
    8. Lillyman/DanSaf
    9. Buhrer
    10. Ese'ese,
    11. Sione/Fitzg
    12. Guerra
    13. Barnett
    14. Levi
    15. Fitzg/Griffin
    16. Lillyman/DanSaf
    17. JacobSaf
     
  6. josh2010

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

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    Its hard to fit everyone in tbh. Unfortunately the likes of Fitzgibbon will start in nsw cup. But at least we have solid back up and options. Would love us to buy a good solid center too

    1 Ponga
    2 Ross
    3 SKD
    4 Moga
    5 Sio
    6 Watson
    7 Lamb
    8 D.Saifiti
    9 Levi
    10 Lillyman
    11 Sione
    12 Buhrer
    13 Guerra
    14 Griffin
    15 Barnett
    16 Ese Ese
    17 J.Saifiti
    18 Heighington
    19 Fitzgibbon

    Barnett was hard to put on bench but he is there to provide solid impact after 20 minutes vs a tired forward pack. Heighington would be in 17 if Sione moves back to center but dont see that happening. And even he knows he is more here for the off field side.
     
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    beau Peter Malcolm

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    I really don't see Sione going back to the wi g I would love to see him there but I just can't see that happening.


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  8. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No way Fitzy starts in Nsw cup.

    1. Ponga.
    2. SKD
    3. Moga.
    4. Ross.
    5. Sio.
    6. Watson.
    7. Lamb.
    8. Dan.
    9. Levi. (c)
    10. Ese.
    11. Guerra.
    12. Fitz. (vc)
    13. Buhrer.

    14. Slade.
    15. Jake.
    16. Lillyman.
    17. Barnett.
     
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  9. beau

    beau Peter Malcolm

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    My Line Up for 2018
    1. Ponga
    2 Tom Hughes
    3. SKD
    4. Moga
    5 Ross
    6. Watson
    7.Lamb
    8. Daniel Saifiti
    9. Levi
    10. Hermen Ese'ese
    11. Guerra
    12 Buhrer
    13. Barnett
    14. Griffin
    15. Chris Heighington
    16. Lilllyman
    17. Sione / Jacob saf


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

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    Not sure how people think Fitzgibbon wont start in NSW cup. With the depth we have in forwards he has 1 or 2 infront of him atm
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ponga
    Ross
    Josh Morris
    Moga
    SKD
    Watson
    Lamb
    Lillyman
    Levi
    D Saifiti
    Guerra
    Buhrer (c)
    Barnett

    Griffin
    Ese'ese
    J Saifiti
    Heighington
     
  12. Aidos

    Aidos Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That's just what I'd do, not necessarily what the team will be. In saying that if Fitsgibbon has a good pre-season and trials well, I don't see how he won't be considered for Round 1 considering his form at the end of the year. There's always a few surprising selections from teams after the trials. I wouldn't rule him out.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'm with your side Aidos, with Levi and Griffin interchangeable.

    I see no option for Sione in the pigs, thank goodness, with imports Guerra and Heighington and the form of Barnett and Browny's choice of him as the player of the year. Heighington and Stone will have to force their way into the NRL side, along with Phythyan, Hughes etc. What joy competition for places instead of copy and paste!
     
  14. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Probably by watching his outstanding and gutsy performances and not picking on rep? If nothing he bumps Sione straight away.
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Sione is our current (c). You think they drop him lol
     
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    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Nathan Ross
    3. Tautau Moga
    4. Sione Matautia
    5.Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    6. Connor Watson
    7. Brock Lamb
    8. Herman Ese'ese
    9. Danny Levi
    10. Jacob Lillyman
    11. Aidan Guerra
    12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    13. Mitch Barnett

    14. Daniel Saifiti
    15. Jacob Saifiti
    16. Jamie Buhrer
    17. King/ Heighington/Griffin
    Before everyone gets into me about Daniel not starting he does deserve too but imo the twins coming on together fresh after the first 15 or 20 minutes would be devastating against a tiring pack ...Let Ese,ese and Lillyman take the brunt of the start of the game ...
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    So Barnett "player of the year" in Cup?
     
  18. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Brett Shore

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    Not sure but just throwing the idea, but could Barnett have skills to play centre? He's pretty skilful...
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    No. Lock is by far his best position and is where he should play. Whether starting or off the bench i giess time will tell.
     
  20. danknights

    danknights Clint Newton

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    Since Barnett put on a few kgs he is a lock. When he first came here he was a 2fr all day. Still has the skills but moving lateral has been effected. 13 for me
     

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