Round 4: Newcastle Knights vs St George Illawarra Dragons

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Apr 7, 2019.
  1. Knights 13+

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

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. Draw

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

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  5. Dragons 13+

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    SUNDAY 7TH APRIL, 2019 @ 6:10PM
    MCDONALD JONES STADIUM, NEWCASTLE

    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: MATT CECCHIN AND ADAM CASSIDY
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: NICK BEASHEL AND ZIGGY PRZEKLASA-ADAMSKI
    VIDEO REFEREES: JARED MAXWELL AND BEAU SCOTT


    LOWER GRADES

    NSW CUP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
    MCDONALD JONES STADIUM, NEWCASTLE
    SUNDAY APRIL 7TH, 2019 @ 3:55PM

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
    ST JOHNS OVAL, CHARLESTOWN
    SATURDAY APRIL 6TH, 2019 @ 3:00PM

    KNIGHTS TEAM

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

    14. KURT MANN
    15. AIDAN GUERRA
    16. DANIEL SAIFITI
    17. JOSH KING

    18. HERMAN ESE'ESE
    19. BRODIE JONES
    20. JAMIE BUHRER
    21. TAUTAU MOGA

    STATS

    MATCH CENTRE
    STATS



    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    - EDRICK LEE REQUIRES 1 MORE TRY TO REACH 50 CAREER TRIES
     
  2. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    The Dragons will turn up, question is will we.

    We have a lot to turn around in 1 week.

    I think it will be too big an ask to do so in 1 weeks time, hope I am wrong.
     
  3. Jaybro

    Jaybro Lenny Beckett

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    A week is a long time in the NRL, this time last week somebody was talking about us going 6-0 to start the year, whilst the Dragons were a mess.

    I go into most weeks confident if we play a good game we can take the points.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I can’t see us coming close. Our attack is predictable and terrible. Defence is good but doesn’t go a long way when you can’t score.
     
  5. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don't know why people are saying our defence is still good. It was diabolical last night. Missed 50+ tackles. The raiders bombed 4 tries and completed at only 65%, plus the ref was very friendly.
     
  6. member 2299

    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Nothing is predictable in the NRL.

    Look at the carve up Manly is giving the Worriers in Christchurch.
     
  7. Damo Levy

    Damo Levy Marc Glanville

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    93% of all stats are 66% misleading.
     
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  8. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Forget the stats. The raiders game might have been close on the score board but that was only through sheer luck. It might not have shown on the score board but that game was a flogging by Canberra, they were better in every aspect.

    Slots is spot on, they bombed plenty, gave us plenty of chances and we couldn't get ourselves in to the game, didn't even look like scoring for majority of game no matter where we were on the field.
     
  9. Ak-47

    Ak-47 Darren Forward

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    Well it seems most teams are trying the experiments with halves this year, Dragons are as well, the Raiders games with Wrighton playing 5/8th. Seems like coaches are trying to move the attacking fullbacks into a ball playing halves.
    Personally I like Ponga at fullback soo exiting watching him play last season. Even friends who support other teams liked watching him play.
    For me our attitude and desire just isn't there, its good that we can hold teams down to 20 points but with the way we attacking? not sure we can make finals playing like this.
    But its only round 3 lol march footy is over soo bring on the dragons. Ill be making the trip up to newi from the blue mountains we must win:)
     
  10. Jaybro

    Jaybro Lenny Beckett

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    Ponga to be named at fullback confirmed, I guess Watson gets named at 5/8 ?? Not sure the status of Lino but I think they’ll want to see some more minutes from him before he gets a look at the No.6

    One point I haven’t seen anyone bring up (might have missed it) is how poor our kicking game was against Canberra. Junior has a decent long kicking game but he’s never really been known for having a good short kicking game.

    KP is starting to kick more but he’s hit or miss at the moment, which doesn’t help Junior considering Levi, Watson & Mann can’t kick for **** either.

    Can’t say with any confidence whether or not Lino has a good short kicking game so I’ll hold judgment until I see more of him, but I think when looking at who should play 5/8, kicking should be one of first things we look at.

    Junior would benefit dearly having someone else doing some kicking I reckon, plus we need more repeat sets.
     
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    alexwilliams Adrian Brunker

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    Lino to debut at 6 Screenshot_20190402-145057_Twitter.jpg
     
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  12. Mr Goanna

    Mr Goanna hung up on the glory days

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    better bloody learn to tackle 'cos the Dragons are a lot more potent than the Raiders, and look what they did to us :angry:
     
  13. krustykraz

    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    Will be good to have a goal kicker.
    Gavet and Watson rulled out.
     
  14. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    KNIGHTS

    1. Kalyn Ponga - Redicrete
    2. Edrick Lee - Wellman Strata
    3. Hymel Hunt - BSC
    4. Jesse Ramien - Newcastle Financial Planning Group
    5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall - Triple M
    6. Mason Lino - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar
    7. Mitchell Pearce - Brydens Lawyers
    8. David Klemmer - Jennings Print
    9. Danny Levi - M&J Chickens
    10. Tim Glasby - Mine Super
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - Port Hunter Conveyors
    12. Sione Mata'utia - NBN
    13. Mitch Barnett - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar

    14. Kurt Mann - Triple M
    15. Aidan Guerra - Kelly Trotter Motor Group
    16. Daniel Saifiti - NBN
    17. Josh King - Port Hunter Conveyors

    18. Herman Ese'ese
    19. Brodie Jones
    20. Jamie Buhrer
    21. Tautau Moga

    DRAGONS

    1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Dynamic Projects
    2. Jordan Pereira – sponsored by SMAI
    3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
    4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
    5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
    6. Corey Norman – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
    7. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
    8. James Graham (c) – sponsored by EFEX
    9. Cameron McInnes (c) – sponsored by Floormania
    10. Paul Vaughan – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
    11. Jacob Host – sponsored by Val Morgan
    12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
    13. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski

    14. Jeremy Latimore – sponsored by Dincel Construction System
    15. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Tosich Group
    16. Korbin Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
    17. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Domus Lighting

    18. Tyson Frizell
    19. Mitch Allgood
    20. Jai Field
    21. Jonus Pearson


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/04/02/knights-v-dragons-round-4-nrl-team/

    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2019/04/02/tripadeal-nrl-team-announcement-round-4-v-knights/
     
  15. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    What happened to Gavet?
     
  16. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Sternum Injury according to the article
     
  17. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Thanks mate. I think Frizell should give the giggle berries another week to heal.
     
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  18. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Yep, Can't.....play around with injuries like that
     
  19. knightime

    knightime Charlie McAlister

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    Honestly, I've supported Brown for some time, but he makes some ridiculous selection calls frankly. How can Sione keep his place in the run-on side after last week's performance, and King is in the 17 also? Both seem like top blokes, but they offer nothing substantial in attack or defence. For mine, I'd swap them straight out for Jones and Ese'ese.
     
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  20. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not confident looking at those team lists and last week's respective performances.
     

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