Round 16: Newcastle Knights vs New Zealand Warriors

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Jun 30, 2019.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jul 6, 2019.
  1. Knights 13+

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. Knights 1-12

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Draw

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

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Warriors 13+

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. member 2299

    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Real tough game this and the following week.

    No Ponga, Lee, Pearce, Glasby, Klemmer and Dan S. Coises on SOO particular if we miss the eight by a game or two.
     
  2. krustykraz

    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    Atleast this halves pairing has played togeather most of the year
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That side is awful.
     
  4. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    As long as Lino has a good kicking game and our middle stands up? Things will go ok.

    Id be doing a few 3rd and 4th tackle long kicks early in the game to pin the warriors in there half and try force some mistakes.

    Id also go back to the old plan of putting the ball into touch a bit to get our line set and keep some control of the tempo that way.
     
  5. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Sean Rudder

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    Lots of suggestions and anticipation on team but have we actually named the replacements, officially, for our late call ups to SOO. What is the actual 17 + 4. I can’t find the official amended team.
     
  6. Lefty

    Lefty Josh Smith

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    Sione at centre is a return to the bad old days. Nooooooooooo!
     
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    Tubby Trent Hodkinson

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    I'd be surprised if he ever gets back to his best tbh. It generally takes 12 months after a recon to get the confidence back. The fact it's his 4th op would have to be playing on his mind
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Toohey actually says in that article that Watson goes to hooker, Mann to fullback and Crossland to 5/8 when Levi goes off.
    That seems like a lot of changes, but all 3 guys go to their best positions IMO.
    In the game against Wests in reserve grade 2 weeks ago Crossland made a season high 25 tackles and missed a season low 1 tackles.
    That was a game where Wests played a lot of firstgraders and the Knights put up a pretty fair effort as well.
    Over the season he has been missing 4 or 5 tackles a game and is number 6 for missed tackles and ineffective tackles in the comp, but early in the season he was leading both those stats, so he is improving rapidly.
    He's a skinny 18 year old, so all he can do is do his best against the big boys who will run at him, and hopefully he gets a lot of help.
     
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    Lefty Josh Smith

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    Phoenix Crossland turns 19 on 7 July
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That’s a sh*tload of changes and reshuffling. Don’t see the need to bring in Crossland when he’s not ready to defend against the big boppers. Just leave Mann and Watson where they are and stick with Sione in the forwards and bring Moga in. The more experience and the less fartin’ around the better.
     
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    knightime Dean Carney

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    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    I like that team.
    Lino to play dominent half.
    Buhrer big defensive half with a good kick in him (Skd's try against Tigers).
    Sione not in the centres.
    Ese starting.
    Mann at Centre is still a bit odd.
    Momoisea to get a start if Guerra isn't right.
     
  13. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Glad Ese is starting. Not a bad 17 considering how many players are missing. Not a lot of points in them I’d think so defence will be paramount.
     
  14. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Id have,
    3 Buhrer
    6 Mann
    7 Lino

    I've said plenty of times that buhrer would do a job at 6 for us though i think Mann can offer more and be less disruptive to the spine.
     
  15. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    If Toohey says Crossland is playing I believe him, that won't be the team, they've just slotted players down into temporary spots until the final team lists come in before kick-off. Teams always do it.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's possible that Brown hasn't even settled on a plan yet.
    The Warriors coach is probably doing late night sessions trying to work out what their gameplan is going to be - either that, or they'll just target Lino and Gavet because they know what those guys faults are.
     
  17. josh2010

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

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    from what ive read it will be something like


    1. Watson
    2. Hunt
    3. Sione
    4. Ramien
    5. SKD
    6. Mann
    7. Lino
    8. Gavet
    9. Levi
    10. JSaifiti
    11. Fitzgibbon
    12. Buhrer
    13. Herman
    14. King
    15. Pasami
    16. Guerra
    17. Crossland
     
  18. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    I don’t understand playing Hunt on the wing. We’ve had so many forced changes why change something that has been working so well?
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    One of the cornerstones to our success has been big wingers acting like extra forwards. He probably thinks Hunt can do a similar job without ****ting the bed like Moga might out there.
     
  20. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Moga will play centre.
    The only reason they aren't naming him in the starting side is because the Sydney papers would all do negative stories about him if they did.
    Levi will start at hooker and Watson will replace him.
    Lino will play halfback and do as much of the playmaking as he can, with someone else being a support playmaker.
    Sione and Fitz will both play second row for 80 minutes.
     

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