Round 6: Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm

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What is your prediction for this game ??

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

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. Knights 1-12

    12 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. Draw

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

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Storm 13+

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    FRIDAY 13TH APRIL, 2018 @ 6:00PM
    AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE


    OFFICIALS


    REFEREES: GERARD SUTTON AND PETER GOUGH
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: TIM ROBY AND BELINDA SLEEMAN
    VIDEO REFEREES: STEVE CHIDDY AND LUKE PATTEN


    LOWER GRADES

    ISP: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS NEWTOWN JETS
    CESSNOCK SPORTS GROUND, CESSNOCK
    SATURDAY APRIL 14TH, 2018 @ 3:00PM

    JERSEY FLEGG: NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS VS CRONULLA SHARKS
    CESSNOCK SPORTS GROUND, CESSNOCK
    SATURDAY APRIL 14TH, 2018 @ 1:30PM


    KNIGHTS TEAM


    1. KALYN PONGA
    2. SHAUN KENNY-DOWALL
    3. SIONE MATA'UTIA
    4. NATHAN ROSS
    5. KEN SIO
    6. BROCK LAMB
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE (C)
    8. DANIEL SAIFITI
    9. SLADE GRIFFIN
    10. JACOB LILLYMAN
    11. LACHLAN FITZGIBBON
    12. AIDAN GUERRA
    13. HERMAN ESE'ESE

    14. DANIEL LEVI
    15. CHRIS HEIGHINGTON
    16. JAMIE BUHRER (C)
    17. JACOB SAIFITI

    18. LUKE YATES
    19. JOSH KING
    20. JACK COGGER
    21. CORY DENNISS

    STATS

    PLAYER AND TEAM STATS
    MATCH STATS
    HISTORICAL STATS



    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    - JAMIE BUHRER REQUIRES 2 MORE GAME TO REACH 150 NRL GAMES
    - DANIEL SAIFITI REQUIRES 2 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES
     
  2. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Game 150 for Buhrer if he plays !!
     
  3. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Worst timeslot, waiting all weekend sucks
     
  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No pressure game.
    No one expects to win this. If we do, it's pure cream.
     
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  6. danknights

    danknights Adam Woolnough

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    I think it's winnable tbh. If we can grit and complete we will win.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tigers beat them twice in five weeks. Their attack isn't broncos level dire bit it's definitely not clicking. Definite potential for a W.

    Will be a better indication of where our D is. They have a coach who will attack weaknesses and not solve every problem with "complete more sets".
     
  8. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Storm were extremely underwhelming against the Tigers yesterday, Croft had a stinker. A win is certainly not out of reach here, us by 10.
     
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  9. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Storm have been average all year tbh. Maybe 1 or 2 decent games. Others havent been Storm like at all. Very winnable game!
     
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    Simon Templar Jeff Doyle

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    I think Croft is the weakest link if you put pressure on his time and space, chase him hard, hit him hard you will destabilise a integral cog in the Storm machine.
    Tigers did this and his execution of players were off marginally , which is enough.
    There pack is awesome we need to combat their size with size of our own if we go with a small bench we are doomed.
    It’s a split hair between the Storm wingers and SKD if they are on the score could be anything , if they are off - the score could be anything
     
  11. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Jarrod O'Doherty

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    Storm are definitely down, missing Cronk? Dont expect we have anything to lose, was thinking 3 out of 6 would be very good, got them now just hope the team aren't thinking the same way.
    Same team basically with Buhrer or Levi out and JSaf or King in, shuffle starting side with Dan in Barnett to bench he still don't look right.
     
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    cowboyman Mark Hughes

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    Storm don't often lose 2 games in a row. Down in Melbourne it will be even harder to get the win.

    I'll be impressed if the Knights can stay within 12 to be honest.
     
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    JOJO82 Darren Treacy

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    Is it safe to say we can expect a bounce back by Melbourne? Bellamy will have them pumped!!

    Hope we have discipline and solid defence like last night so we have a chance and not hand them a win with errors.
     
  14. The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd

    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Darren Meredith

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    I think they’ll be lucky to stay within 12. Our fullback is untouchable!!
     
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Darren Meredith

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    Good challenge for the Knights.
     
  16. rhugh89

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    Melbourne haven't lost 3 in a row since 2015 and before that it was 2012
     
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    cowboyman Mark Hughes

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    That may well be true. Looks to be going great guns with ball in hand. Has left a little to be desired on the try line in defence though. 2 soft attempts against the dragons and one last night on a guy smaller then him.

    Might go under the radar now while team is winning more then previously but I think when the expectation is to win these little things will be picked up and criticised more.

    Has been a revelation in most aspects so far this season though from what I've seen.
     
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    You dont have it in you to admit that you were 100% wrong, huh?

    Ponga isnt a black belt jujitsu master. Sometimes fullbacks are made to look helpless when flying across in cover defense trying to wrap up the ball of an awkwardly falling ball carrier on the try line. Happens all the time, actually

    During the press conference Mitchell Pearce made a point of singling out his defense as being a standout piece of his overall contribution to the team, week to week. He mentioned the way he puts his body on the line and to good effect. And there is already countless instances to draw on inside of 5 games

    He could well take Darius Boyds spot at fullback for QLD this season... Go on, I dare you to ridicule that prediction, its worked out well for you so far
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Come off it Kenny. When is Sione making SOO á lá your prediction?

    As you said "its worked out well for you so far''. Let CBM and the Organ of the North aka Courier Mail have their moment of derision for the lad leaving redneck land.
     
  20. Nickwpearce

    Nickwpearce Sean Rudder

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    Usually agree with you most of the time mate, but the sour grapes on Ponga is getting old now its obvious he knew Thurston and the Cowboys were going to struggle big time, especially when JT retires.

    Look at the Knights after Johns takes time when such a great player gets old and has to retire possibly early if JT's shoulder is ****ed...

    Ponga is 20 years old, of course he is going to miss tackles, but he has also made try saving tackles this year and he passing game has been a highlight he is only going to get better.

    Talk of Origin is stupid though.
     
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