Round 25: Newcastle Knights vs St George Illawarra Dragons

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Aug 27, 2018.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Sep 1, 2018.
  1. Knights 13+

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Knights 1-12

    8 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Draw

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

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. Dragons 13+

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. danknights

    danknights Steve Simpson

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    Fitz unlikely I'm hearing.
     
  2. Jaybro

    Jaybro Lenny Beckett

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    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.
     
  3. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No fitz id run

    8 dan
    10 ese
    11 barnett
    12 Guerra
    13 yates

    14 buhrer
    15 heighington
    16 lilyman
    17 king
     
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  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    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
     
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  5. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Sean Rudder

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    Er, yeah that didn't come out right.....or did it?

    Either way I'm covered.
     
  6. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    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.
     
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  7. EASBay17

    EASBay17 Matt Parsons

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    Starling is pending nrl approval
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Under 20s

    Cooper
    Worley
    Toa
    Andrews
    Rasiga
    Hoy
    Crossland
    Saulo
    Birch
    Momoisea
    Dark
    Femor
    Croker

    Huth
    Alifa
    Russell
    Talty

    I'd have had Gibbs over Toa, but we couldn't name a better forward pack.
     
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  9. Tubby

    Tubby Charlie McAlister

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    Disappointing with the injuries, Saints were ripe for the picking this week. I can't see where our points are coming from
     
  10. Wobbles

    Wobbles Shane Vincent

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    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.
     
  11. nunnsy

    nunnsy Jason Hoogerworf

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    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.
     
  12. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Lamb didn't have a sook he'd still be our utility, instead his the $5 man.
     
  13. Wobbles

    Wobbles Shane Vincent

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    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.
     
  14. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Jason Hoogerworf

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    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.
     
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  15. danknights

    danknights Steve Simpson

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    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.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    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.
     
  17. kurtsux

    kurtsux Tea Ropati

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    Was confident for a W until I saw that team. Guess we dont have much else
     
  18. josh2010

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

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    Henry Perenara is the ref! How fun...
     
  19. listo

    listo Aaron Grainger

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    Well that sucks, was looking forward to getting down there and seeing the boys hammer them, but will probably only win by 20 now
     
  20. Jaybro

    Jaybro Lenny Beckett

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    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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