Round 2: Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Mar 22, 2020.
  1. Knights 13+

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  2. Knights 1-12

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  3. Draw

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

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. Tigers 13+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    SUNDAY 22ND MARCH, 2020 @ 2:00PM (AEDT)
    LEICHHARDT OVAL, SYDNEY

    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: GERARD SUTTON AND GAVIN BADGER
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: RICKEY MCFARLANE AND LIAM KENNEDY
    VIDEO REFEREES: BEN GALEA AND JARED MAXWELL

    LOWER GRADES

    JERSEY FLEGG CUP: COMPETITION POSTPONED

    NSW CUP: COMPETITION POSTPONED

    KNIGHTS TEAM

    1. KALYN PONGA
    2. EDRICK LEE
    3. ENARI TUALA
    4. GEHAMAT SHIBASAKI
    5. HYMEL HUNT
    6. KURT MANN
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE (C)
    8. DAVID KLEMMER
    9. JAYDEN BRAILEY
    10. DANIEL SAIFITI
    11. LACHLAN FITZGIBBON
    12. MITCHELL BARNETT
    13. HERMAN ESE'ESE

    14. CONNOR WATSON
    15. JACOB SAIFITI
    16. TIM GLASBY
    17. AIDAN GUERRA

    18. PASAMI SAULO
    19. STARFORD TO'A
    20. MASON LINO
    21. SIONE MATA'UTIA

    INFO

    MATCH CENTRE
    STATS

    UPCOMING MILESTONES

     
  2. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Steve Simpson

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    Game against the Warriors at home in round 1, horrible conditions hampered both teams, easy pickings.

    This one should give us a better understanding of where we are at.
     
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  3. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Knights - 23
    Tigers - 16
    FTS - Hunt
    MOTM - Brailey
    Crowd - 0
     
  4. Owey

    Owey Max Chapman

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    Haha. You are 20% right already!

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  5. knightime

    knightime Shane Mackley

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    If we're talking lineups, it's the same 1-17 for mine as against the Warriors.
     
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  6. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Mark Hughes

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    Unless an injury don’t change a winning combination
     
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  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I noticed Toa warmed up with the side, so must have been 18th man.
    i suspect he'd have been picked next week if any of the 3/4 line had failed, but they all earned another week at least.
    Saulo was 19th man, so if any of the middle forwards drop out, Saulo is the next to get a run.
     
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  8. alexwilliams

    alexwilliams Akuila Uate

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    That NSW Cup game is on pretty late.. :lol:
     
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  9. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I hate losing against the Tigers so I hope we smash them. That round 23 game last year was horrendous to watch. Let’s turn it around this time.
     
  10. daniels

    daniels Steve Fulmer

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    Tigers have been a bit of a bogey team for us recently, if we play like we did against the warriors though I don't see how we lose this.
     
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    krustykraz Clint Newton

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    Luke Brooks will miss this one.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The way Benji played last night we need Barnett to close him down.
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don't think the coach will stick with the team just because they won.
    He might stick with the side because they are the form players right now, but my feeling is that he took a very critical eye to the team and has a lot of things he wants to improve on, and if that means making changes, he will do that.
    He has said the team will change over the season and that the whole squad is in the mix, not just 17.

    I watched a review of the game yesterday and I think it was Fittler who said the Warriors were dreadful and the Knights were using it as a practice game for when they play someone better. Thinking about that, I think we deliberately under used our best forwards and gave the bench longer minutes, which is a power move by Obi.
     
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  14. Rob

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    Agree with that, especially considering the way Dan burned out last year
     
  15. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I hope he does barring someone having a horror of a game.
     
  16. Rob

    Rob John Crooks

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    Brooks gave Barnett a bath last year but he did have Lino and Sione outside him.
     
  17. Owey

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    I agree we were in control and the bench forwards may have got more time as a result. That is smart by Obi, and I thought those guys as middles went enormous anyway. I do get annoyed that every time we win it is because the opposition were poor, nothing to do with how we have or haven't let them play. I think I'll be annoyed a lot by this in 2020!

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  18. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Be interesting if our forwards keep on performing is Sione an auto selection as he has been years past? - From memory he hasn't ever been dropped to NSW cup?
     
  19. Lefty

    Lefty Todd Bates

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    Yes, I think it would be Guerra and Sione competing for a bench spot.
     
  20. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The Round 1 starting pack is a no-brainer for me. Coach thinks Barnett is a lock and he might be right, but Ese'ese/Barnett is better than Barnett/Sione.
     
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