Round 8: Newcastle Knights vs NZ Warriors

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Apr 29, 2019.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed May 5, 2019.
  1. Knights 13+

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Knights 1-12

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Draw

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Warriors 1-12

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  5. Warriors 13+

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    SUNDAY 5TH MAY, 2019 @ 2:00PM
    MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND

    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: CHRIS SUTTON AND PHIL HENDERSON
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: BELINDA SLEEMAN AND CHRIS MCMILLAN
    VIDEO REFEREES: JARED MAXWELL AND BRYAN NORRIE

    LOWER GRADES

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS NZ WARRIORS
    MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND
    SUNDAY MAY 5TH, 2019 @ 8:00AM

    NSW CUP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS NZ WARRIORS
    MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND
    SUNDAY MAY 5TH, 2019 @ 11:45AM

    KNIGHTS TEAM

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

    14. SIONE MATA'UTIA
    15. HERMAN ESE'ESE
    16. JAMES GAVET
    17. JOSH KING

    18. MASON LINO
    19. KURT MANN
    20. JAMIE BUHRER
    21. PASAMI SAULO

    STATS

    MATCH CENTRE
    STATS



    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    - LACHLAN FITZGIBBON REQUIRES 2 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
    - EDRICK LEE REQUIRES 2 MORE GAMES TO REACH 100 NRL GAMES
    - JACOB SAIFITI REQUIRES 3 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
    - SIONE MATA'UTIA REQUIRES 5 MORE GAMES TO REACH 100 NRL GAMES
    - JOSH KING REQUIRES 5 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
    - KURT MANN REQUIRES 8 MORE GAMES TO REACH 100 NRL GAMES
     
  2. krustykraz

    krustykraz Luke Quigley

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  3. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That sucks for Moga
     
  4. Watcher

    Watcher Steve Walters

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    Hi from the Warriors. You guys seem to be travelling OK, good on you.

    Our mob is a struggle. Pre season I am sure if you had given us a 1 point loss against the Storm in Melbourne without RTS, Fusitua, Green and Kata we would have taken it, but to lose on a dodgy call after such a gutsy performance was galling. However, performances like that can set the standard.

    Contentious players for us are Kata, general opinion is Herbert should replace him on better defence. Blair has been underwhelming, especially on an edge.

    I actually pick you guys this week but I do believe our guys can do it if the right selections are made. I support Kearney but can be a stubborn git.

    So all the best guys, will see you post mat h.
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sounds like Sione is back to the centres if Ramien and Moga are both out.
    The only actual centre we could call up if the NRL approved would be Musgrove, but he is literally 1 and a half games back from missing nearly a year with a major injury, so dropping him into firstgrade would be crazy.
    Fermor is the other guy we could call up if approved, and I've heard he replaced Moga in the centres yesterday.
     
  6. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    All the best for it mate winnable match for both of us, lets hope its entertaining either way.
     
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  7. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Kurt Mann could play centre if fit?
     
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    Captain Planet Russell Wyer

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    Going back to back Wins, is the real test here....we do that than, I might start getting my hopes up again for a possible finals spot
     
  9. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Would 100% go with this option.
     
  10. Watcher

    Watcher Steve Walters

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    Generally is, hopefully decided by players, not officials. Best wishes Mate.
     
  11. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Sean Rudder

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    I honestly dont know what will happen with this one.

    Did the Knights learn their lesson from the season so far and now know they have to turn up ready to play, or are we going to go back to a relaxed no worries attitude.

    If the former then we win, the latter they win.
     
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  12. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Our recent trip record to NZ would probably look grim. The Warriors will be very hungry after getting dudded last week. Let’s hope we can put in a repeat of yesterday and it should be a close one.
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Something I noticed in trial games and training drills, but not so much in games is something they did against Parra.
    Basically, Ponga stood right behind Levi, almost in his back pocket, and when Levi went for a run, Ponga went with him.
    The try Ponga scored was a classic example of it working - Levi caught out the markers, ran into a gap, and had a flying Ponga almost holding his hand when he came to a defender.

    For most games when he plays fullback Ponga stands in the line like a 5/8, but part of the plan for Levi to run more seems to have included Ponga being his little shadow.
     
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  14. knightime

    knightime Graeme Foster

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    Lineup for mine, assuming both Ramien and Moga are unable to play:

    1. Ponga
    2. Lee
    3. Hunt
    4. Mann
    5. SKD
    6. Watson
    7. Pearce
    8. Klemmer
    9. Levi
    10. DSaf
    11. Fitz
    12. Sione
    13. Glasby
    14. Buhrer
    15. Herman
    16. Gavet
    17. Barnett
     
  15. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Swap Barnett and sione and that's my team too.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Saulo had his best game since coming back - he is steadily improving every game.
    Only 41 minutes, but 15 runs for 143 meters and 11 tackles at 100% tackle efficiency.
    The big surprize in reserve grade was big Jirah Momoisea coming back from injury and topping the fantasy points off the bench - 49 fantasy points - 12 runs 123 meters, 28 tackles, 1 missed in 44 minutes
    Jake Saifiti was behind those two - 9 runs for 78 metres, 17 tackles, 1 missed.
     
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  17. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    For what it's worth, Tyrone Amey in the Qld cup played for 73 minutes at lock, ran for 198 metres in 24 runs, 75 post contact metres, and made 36 tackles. He is the form middle forward in the Qld cup and improving every week.
     
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  18. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Arnold Krewanty

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    I wouldn’t have Barnett in my 17
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    Was he in the #15 ? If so he looked great. Not the biggest bloke but had a crack in both sides of the ball.
     
  20. knightime

    knightime Graeme Foster

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    Yeah, I only just included him on the bench for mine. If King, Saulo or JSaf is picked to replace him, that would be fine.
     

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