Round 3: Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Mar 29, 2019.
  1. Knights 13+

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. Knights 1-12

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  3. Draw

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

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  5. Raiders 13+

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    FRIDAY 29TH MARCH, 2019 @ 6:00PM
    GIO STADIUM, CANBERRA

    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: JON STONE AND TIM ROBY
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: LIAM NICHOLLS AND RICKEY MCFARLANE
    VIDEO REFEREES: JARED MAXWELL AND BRYAN NORRIE


    LOWER GRADES

    ISP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS MOUNTIES
    AUBREY KEECH RESERVE, SYDNEY
    SATURDAY MARCH 30TH, 2019 @ 3:00PM

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS CANBERRA RAIDERS
    GIO STADIUM, CANBERRA
    FRIDAY MARCH 29TH, 2019 @ 3:45PM

    KNIGHTS TEAM

    1. CONNOR WATSON
    2. EDRICK LEE
    3. HYMEL HUNT
    4. JESSE RAMIEN
    5. SHAUN KENNY DOWALL
    6. KALYN PONGA
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE (C)
    8. DAVID KLEMMER
    9. DANNY LEVI
    10. JAMES GAVET
    11. LACHLAN FITZGIBBON
    12. SIONE MATA'UTIA
    13. TIM GLASBY

    14. KURT MANN
    15. AIDAN GUERRA
    16. MITCH BARNETT
    17. HERMAN ESE'ESE

    18. JOSH KING
    19. MASON LINO
    20. JAMIE BUHRER
    21. BRODIE JONES

    STATS

    MATCH CENTRE
    STATS



    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    - EDRICK LEE REQUIRES 1 MORE TRY TO REACH 50 CAREER TRIES
    - HYMEL HUNT WILL PLAY HIS 50TH NRL GAME IN THIS MATCH
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Moga and Lino are both out so I think we only have 22 fit players. So who will miss out on the 21 man squad - Woolford or Stone?
     
  3. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Adam Woolnough

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    With Brown stating they were not hungry enough for it against Penrith, the side will have a challenge to match Canberra after they are 0-2 to start the season.

    They will be seeing this as a very winnable game and I am sure they will lift intensity.

    Our challenge is to match them in our first away game and look to dominate.
     
  4. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We will monster Canberra,
    Im expecting a 13+ win.
     
  5. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Canberra beat the Titans in Round 1..

    Wouldn’t be surprised if this game is very back and forth. Forwards wise I think we match them, if not just be that little bit better. I can see Klemmer having a blinder in this one, Bateman is one to look out for. Wighton hasn’t really impressed me that much at 5/8 either. Pretty winnable game but we don’t have that good of a record in Canberra.
     
  6. kurtsux

    kurtsux Peter Malcolm

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    Knights v Raiders games of the last few seasons have always been high scorers as both teams were always terrible in defence. I reckon if we defend like we have in the last two games, we'll be able to beat them and beat them well.
     
  7. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Absolutely terrible record in Canberra

    Played - 26
    Won - 6
    Drawn - 1
    Lost - 19
    WP - 23%

    * Includes 1 game at Seiffert Oval in 1988
     
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  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Our teams go OK in Canberra early in the season, but when it's winter and 5 degrees with a wind chill factor making it feel like minus 5, all our teams from the under 16s up struggle to get a win down there.
     
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  9. danknights

    danknights Steve Simpson

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    Also doesn't help they turn the heat on in the sheds so when you come out you feel it more.
     
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  10. R_A

    R_A Adam Woolnough

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    Even during our wooden spoon years we went ok against Canberra heh.

    But things are very different now. Actually I think the thing that Ricky would be most pissed off about is that he's gone in to the season with this mobile pack, with the expectations the refs would crack down on the ruck, except they've done the opposite and teams like the Storm haven't skipped a beat. Having big boppers like God King Klemmer and Gavet will help enormously in matchups like this.
     
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  11. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    This is exactly why i feel a 13+ win coming.
    Canberra have a tiny pack and half of them are english players that cant go 80 in the nrl yet.
    With our packs current size and a up tempo game plan where we hammer our attack at BJ i can see us hitting 40+
     
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    JOJO82 Leo Dynevor

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    I like the optimism however I have a feeling Canberra will put a score on us.
    Hope I am wrong
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    At least we won't have to put up with Blake Austin - that guy drives me nuts.
     
  14. danknights

    danknights Steve Simpson

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    Always seems to score a hat trick against us
     
  15. Ethan

    Ethan Steve Simpson

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    A 1 point win will do me .
     
  16. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Fitz in doubt. Would mean Barnett/Guerra to 2nd row and King on to the bench.
     
  17. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Possible chance to debut Brodie Jones. He is a more like for like replacement for Fitz than King is.
     
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  18. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Its more about the middle rotation if Fitz is out, King is still our 7th best middle forward and with 2 injured his 5th.

    Be good to see Jones get a run though.

    No Fitz id run
    Klem
    Garvet
    Guerra
    Barnett
    Glasby

    Mann
    Ese
    Sione
    King

    Id use Sione at lock and keep glasby on the field at prop.
     
  19. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Any chance of Fermor getting a run?
     
  20. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Only a development player so can't until after June 30.
     
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