Round 18: Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels

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What is your prediction for this game ??

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

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Knights 1-12

    7 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. Draw

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

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Eels 13+

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    FRIDAY 13TH JULY, 2018 @ 7:55PM
    MCDONALD JONES STADIUM, NEWCASTLE


    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: ADAM GEE AND TIM ROBY
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: RICKEY MCFARLANE AND MICHAEL WISE
    VIDEO REFEREES: JARED MAXWELL AND LUKE PATTEN


    LOWER GRADES

    ISP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS HAVE THE BYE

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS CANTERBURY BULLDOGS
    MCDONALD JONES STADIUM, NEWCASTLE
    FRIDAY JULY 13TH, 2018 @ 5:45PM


    KNIGHTS TEAM

    1. NICK MEANEY
    2. KEN SIO
    3. SIONE MATA'UTIA
    4. CORY DENNISS
    5. SHAUN KENNY-DOWALL
    6. CONNOR WATSON
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE (C)
    8. JOSH KING
    9. DANNY LEVI
    10. DANIEL SAIFITI
    11. AIDAN GUERRA
    12. MITCH BARNETT
    13. HERMAN ESE'ESE

    14. NATHAN ROSS
    15. CHRIS HEIGHINGTON
    16. JAMIE BUHRER (C)
    17. JACOB LILLYMAN

    18. LUKE YATES
    19. SAM STONE
    20. JACK COGGER
    21. JJ FELISE

    STATS

    PLAYER AND TEAM STATS
    MATCH STATS
    HISTORICAL STATS



    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    - MITCH BARNETT REQUIRES 2 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
    - SHAUN KENNY-DOWALL REQUIRES 4 MORE GAMES TO REACH 250 NRL GAMES
    - HERMAN ESE'ESE REQUIRES 4 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles Shane Christensen

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    Friday the 13th, what could possibly go wrong :shrug: haha
     
  3. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Better yet - what could possibly go right?
     
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    Wobbles Shane Christensen

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    Ironically that was my 666th post :thumbsup:
     
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    cowboyman Timana Tahu

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    Said at the start of the year if Denniss is anywhere near first grade then you will be struggling again. By god is he awful. Surely Brown can’t pick and stick with him?

    Eels are there for the taking with or without Ponga though. Score early against them and they will pull up stumps for the night.

    Watson for first try in the first 10 minutes.
     
  6. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Denniss has been pretty solid outside of Saturday. He did looked out of depth though. Him out and Ross in is a no brainer for the Parra game.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    mozza this is COREY Denniss you are talking about?

    He has been hopeless in defence for three years.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yeah this week was shocking aside from that his been reasonable, surprised at everyones lynching after one shocker.
     
  9. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Tony Herman

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    He hasn't been reasonable at all in defence!
    He gets dragged out of position far too much, especially when on the short side at the play the ball!
    I can think of at least 4 tries which were scored down his side due to him following the ball from outside in at the ruck!
    Blake Ferguson scored two beauties which eventually cost us the Roosters game!
    Rushing across works well when the dummy half actually passes the ball that way, but Denniss goes way too early and every team is on to it!
    One on one he goes alright most times, but positionally he is poor!
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Watch it LongProng!

    You will be called a lyncher also agreeing with me!~
     
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    He has had one decent game... the win against parra, after that he has been well behind ross.

    Not 1st grade standard at all...
     
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    Chief Longhorn Tony Herman

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    You really have to understand the game to see how out of his depth he is at times!
    He is still young though, I give him some hope of developing into a solid first grader, Ross is currently the better option.
     
  13. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Not really. Other than last weekend he’s been on par defensively with anyone else whose played left centre for us this year.
     
  14. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Brown correctly points out that the poor defence on our edges comes from our middle players not sliding and his response to the problems the left side was having was to move Stone to the right and Barnett to the left.
    In at least one of the tries scored against us Denniss was defending about 15 metres of the line by himself and tried to rush up to take the guy with the ball - which was about all he could have done.
    The only time in the last 2 years our defence has looked good was when Ross was playing fullback and spent all game shouting at guys to slide in defence.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Have you seen Ross this year? I'd say that's debatable, and that's not praising Dennis!
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And Ross Dawg has proved he has no idea of defensive reads or positioning at fullback.
     
  18. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And miles better than the right centre.
     
  19. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Tony Herman

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    As I said it is not so much his defence in general play that is a problem, at least no worse than anyone else we've had there!
    It is when he is defending the short side when the opposition has a play the ball, he shoots infield too early leaving too much distance between him and the sideline!
    Opposition sides are now running short side plays at him with great success and he still hasn't worked it out!
     
  20. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Fair. Our right centre is a year older with 70 more first grade games and still makes the same defensive error consistently.

    Maybe we should move Dennis one in and have Cogger defend at centre.
     

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