Round 8: Newcastle Knights vs NZ Warriors

What is your prediction for this game ??

  • Knights 13+

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Knights 1-12

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • Draw

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Warriors 1-12

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Warriors 13+

    Votes: 1 7.1%

  • Total voters
    14
  • Poll closed .

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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
 

Watcher

Cory Denniss
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.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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.
 

Lord of the Skraelings

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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.

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

88Knight4life

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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.

Kurt Mann could play centre if fit?
 

Captain Planet

Leo Dynevor
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
 

Kurriboy

Matthew Johns
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.
 

Matty23

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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.
 

mozza

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