Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Aug 27, 2018.
Fitz unlikely I'm hearing.
Yeah Heighnington and Lillyman will definitely play. I'd say Yates misses out.
I think they'll name Ponga, he'll want to play he likes the big occasion and since we're done after this game he might as well.
I'm confident we will win, the Dragons side I saw last Sunday are totally devoid of confidence, I'd be very surprised if they can bounce back to form.
No fitz id run
Tom starling named to debut.
Didn't see that coming.
1. Nick Meaney
2. Ken Sio
3. Sione Mata'utia
4. Cory Denniss
5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
6. Jack Cogger
7. Mitchell Pearce ©
8. Herman Ese'ese
9. Danny Levi
10. Daniel Saifiti
11. Jamie Buhrer ©
12. Aidan Guerra
13. Mitchell Barnett
14. Tom Starling
15. Chris Heighington
16. Jacob Lillyman
17. Josh King
18. JJ Felise
19. Pasami Saulo
20. Brock Lamb
21. Luke Yates
Er, yeah that didn't come out right.....or did it?
Either way I'm covered.
That’s a grim looking lineup. By all rights St George should humiliate us.
Good to Starling get a run though. That alone makes the game worth watching.
Starling is pending nrl approval
I'd have had Gibbs over Toa, but we couldn't name a better forward pack.
Disappointing with the injuries, Saints were ripe for the picking this week. I can't see where our points are coming from
So the season is over for Ponga and Fitz, that's a damn shame. They both deserved to finish this year in front of the Old Boys.
Looking forward to seeing how starling goes.If saints are as loose around the ruck as they were on the weekend the levi/starling combo could cause them all sorts of trouble.
If Lamb didn't have a sook he'd still be our utility, instead his the $5 man.
Yep, I hope so. I'm expecting them to send a lot of traffic in the direction of Ben Hunt as well, his lack of confidence and propensity for missing tackles at the moment should be exploited.
My gut tells me that Saints will be smarting after last weeks humiliation and will be working hard to ensure they restore some steel, even though they have injury trouble and depth issues they will be primed.
I am concerned with our light weight pack namely Buhrer and Barnett in the run on they will have to work hard in D , I would be happier if Guerra had the roving Lock roll cause it offers him the latitude to clean up both sides ( maybe his foot slows him up a bit).
On reviewing the last game tapes Barnett is just too slow to react and move across in D Check how flat footed and out of position he was when the 1st half try at the 16:30 mark was scored not a defender even seen between the posts and that comes because no one is pushing the middles across. Then again in the Valentine try, Barnett has a staggered line and doesn't react to the cross field shift , even though 17 chases out on his inside. He needs to work harder to clean up and close the holes.
Hope starlo gets approved. Would love to see him get a go. I think most people will be surprised with how well he tackles. Certainly above his weight.
Starling did 46 tackles with 2 missed against Penrith (the runaway minor premiers) in reserve grade in his last game. Penrith are the hardest running reserve grade side - most of the forwards have played some firstgrade.
Was confident for a W until I saw that team. Guess we dont have much else
Henry Perenara is the ref! How fun...
Well that sucks, was looking forward to getting down there and seeing the boys hammer them, but will probably only win by 20 now
I’ve always defended Barnett but I have noticed his defensive issues this year, the vision of him staggering back onside as Damien Cook ran around him earlier this year just won’t leave my mind.
His defence gets very shaky when he is fatigued, unless he improves his stamina and doesn’t have those lapses in defence I think he’s a middle forward on rotation 45-50 mind max per game.
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