Round 17: Newcastle Knights vs Canterbury Bulldogs

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Jul 7, 2019.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Friday at 6:24 PM.
  1. Knights 13+

    7 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. Knights 1-12

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Draw

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

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Bulldogs 13+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    If we start Klem, DanS and Glasby 8, 10 & 13 then I would switch Ese’ese to 11
    Bench Buhrer, Gavet, JSaf, Crossland
    Drop Moga, King
     
  2. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    Need someone to play 2nd row with Buhrer cover for Levi
     
  3. krustykraz

    krustykraz Anthony Quinn

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    Levi played 80min quite well last week.
    Buhrer as back up for Levi if nessesary but aim to play Levi for 80.
    Then if that happens One of the middles can cover an edge.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don’t understand how King continues to be selected. He has improved I’ll give him that, but he makes little to no impact as a prop and has an error and penalty in his game. Always runs with his elbow up too so he’ll eventually get caught out. Saulo is the much better option, Brown just isn’t giving him any time.
     
  5. alexwilliams

    alexwilliams Michael Reid

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    Pay more attention to his defence and you'll realise.
     
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    alexwilliams Michael Reid

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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not a bad choice. I was about to say this morning that picking a kid half and giving them a token 10 minutes at the end of the game for no reason is a waste of a bench spot.

    Watson to hooker/Mann to FB/Moga to wing or centre isn't the worst shuffle I guess.
     
  8. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    Moga to bench, is this likely - Pearce out, Lino to 7, Mann to 6, Moga in, I hope not.
     
  9. alexwilliams

    alexwilliams Michael Reid

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    Toohey has already said Pearce will be playing. I'd say he might get a rest towards the end of the game though.
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Moga goes on it will be to let Mann go to hooker.
    Moga is playing for his career.
    If the guy has anything at all, he will try to show it if he gets on the field.
    I wouldn't like to be the guy standing between him and the line.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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  12. The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd

    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Craig Kimmorley

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    Yates had good defense
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    Windy as buggery in Newcastle today. Anyone else worried about Watson under the high ball?
     
  14. krustykraz

    krustykraz Anthony Quinn

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    I hope Moga has a real go.
    It's a lot of money to be sitting in reserve grade and Mann and Sione shouldn't be in the centres.
    It's Moga's chance to play for his future if he gets decent minutes.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hence my comment, he has improved. Still shows very little attacking wise and is ill disciplined most of the time, as well as Gavet. Saulo actually bends the line.
     
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    Wobbles Shane Vincent

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    Pretty impressive cardio effort, he'll have awfully heavy legs later in the match. Wouldn't be surprised to see some cramping and an early shower if we're going well.

    "Recalled Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce was the hardest working player on the field in terms of ground covered, easily topping both total distance covered and average metres per minute during ball-in-play time – even including bench players who played much fewer minutes.

    Pearce's 8.4 km covered edged out opposition halves Corey Norman (8.1km) and Daly Cherry-Evans (8.0km).

    It is rare for a player to maintain an intensity over 100 metres per minute at NRL level but for 80 minutes in Origin III, Pearce covered a remarkable 119 metres per minute ahead of the also-impressive Norman (114) and Cherry-Evans (113)."

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/12/speed-freak-addo-carr-dethroned-in-origin-iii/
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not sure why King gets rubbished so badly.

    Player A: 29 minutes 17 tackles (1.5 missed) 49 metres average per game
    Player B: 40 minutes 23 tackles (2 missed) 53 metres average per game

    Which one is King and which one is Sione playing middle?

    King also described as hardest hitter at the club by other players. I reckon he's going OK.
     
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  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    • Aidan Guerra
    • Jacob Saifiti
    • Pasami Saulo
    • Tex Hoy
    All added to the final reserve grade side. Hoy is backing up from under 20s origin.
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    King picks out the hardest hitter in the opposition and tries to belt them, and doesn't do a bad job of it. If Saulo did that, he'd take the spot.
     
  20. Joel

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    Guerra’s return has been a bit of an anticlimax. Fitz and Barney out and he’s still in reserves. Hopefully he plays big minutes to show Brown he’s up to it post-injury. We’ll need the bloke raring to go come the back end of the year.
     

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