'10 | R3 | Sat | Sea Eagles 36-12 Knights | Bluetongue

Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers' started by Timmah, Mar 22, 2010.

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Result: Sea Eagles v Knights

Poll closed Mar 27, 2010.
  1. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

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  2. Newcastle Knights

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    1. Ben Farrar 2. Michael Robertson 3. Jamie Lyon (c) 4. Steve Matai 5. Tony Williams 6. Kieran Foran 7. Trent Hodkinson
    8. Jason King (c) 9. Matt Ballin 10. Josh Perry 11. Anthony Watmough 12. Shane Rodney 13. Glenn Stewart

    Interchange: 14. Joe Galuvao 15. Brent Kite 16. George Rose 17. Matt Cross
    Reserves: 18. Terence Seu Seu

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    1. Shannon McDonnell 2. Akuila Uate 3. Wes Naiqama 4. Adam MacDougall 5. Cooper Vuna 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Scott Dureau
    8. Mark Taufua 9. Matt Hilder 10. Evarn Tuimavave 11. Steve Simpson (c) 12. Cory Paterson 13. Zeb Taia

    Interchange: 14. Issac De Gois 15. Daniel Tolar 16. Richard Fa'aoso 17. Cameron Ciraldo


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    Referees
    Ashley Klein & Tony De Las Heras
    Sideline Officials: Steve Chiddy & Adam Reid; Video Referee: Russell Smith

    Toyota Cup Round 3
    Sea Eagles v Knights @ Bluetongue, Sat 5:15pm

    QLD Intrust Super Cup Round 3
    Wynnum-Manly (BRI) v Sunshine Coast (MAN) @ BMD Kougari, Sat 5:00pm

    NSW Cup Round 3
    Central Coast (NWC) v Melbourne (MEL) @ Morrie Breen Kanwal, Sat 1:30pm

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  2. GB!

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    manly will probably blow a 20 point lead, knights by plenty!
     
  3. eagles4eva

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    I will wait to see who the ref's are, could have a massive factor on the game, the ref's are the new "game breakers"
     
  4. perverse

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    tough to tip this one. i was confident against the storm... but the knights had trouble converting dominant positions in the game into points. hopefully Sau will be ok to come back this week... our 3/4 line looks much stronger with him in it.

    i'm going to say knights by 8... with both teams to come out firing and then lose their ways towards the end of each half. could be a frustrating game to watch for both clubs supporters as neither club has found rhythm or synergy in the halves yet.
     
  5. Tom155

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    knights cant hold a lead either
     
  6. dikefalos

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    manly will lead by 30 with 10 minutes to go at which time the knights will score 32 unanswered points 3 tries from forward passes, 2 tries on the 7 tackle & one from an obstruction.
     
  7. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    :lol:

    And Des Hasler still won't blame his own sides inability to defend...

    Teams and officials updated in original post.
     
  8. Big Pete

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    Tough game to pick.

    I prefer the Manly forward pack, they'll be too good on the weekend.
     
  9. Beachy Eagle

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    George Rose to run riot! Manly by 12
     
  10. clipser

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    I can't tip agaisnt manly this week.. i think this lineup can come away with the points
     
  11. Garts

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    Manly should get up but I am not at all confident after the debacles of the last 2 weeks.
     
  12. Joker's Wild

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    No Cross will hurt us this week, he has been our #1 go forward man in the last 2 games.

    If the Knights can at least contain the Manly forwards I think they will have them beat out wide.

    Knights by 6
     
  13. eagles4eva

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    Another week with Kieran Foran/Trent Hodkinson as the halves combo, this is good news they will continue to develop, hopefully Rose being back will motivate the lads to a win.

    Manly by 12
     
  14. Shorty

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    Hmm this is difficult to pick.
    Both teams are struggling to play 80 minute games and have issues with execution.
    I might say the Knights but Ben Farrar at fullback replacing Stewart is a good option for Manly.
     
  15. SRB_SEA_EAGLE

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    Manly by heaps.
     
  16. effnic

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    Dear lord!!! Im guessing you didnt watch the game. Defended a good 4 to 5 sets in a row on our try line. We defended great but penalty after penalty you tend to get tired.
     
  17. Timmah

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    :lol: all the refs fault huh.
     
  18. effnic

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    All im saying is i was happy with the way we played in both halves. And yes if you read the forums enough which we all know you do, you will see that most people agree it WAS all the refs fault.
     
  19. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Sea Eagles v Knights
    Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
    Saturday 7.30pm
    http://www.nrl.com/news/news/newsar...998/sea-eagles-v-knights-preview/default.aspx


    The rivalry between these two great clubs resumes on the Central Coast as the fuming Sea Eagles face the gutsy Knights.

    Since inception, the Knights have looked forward to playing the Sea Eagles – even though they lost on almost every occasion until the 1997 grand final.

    ‘Chief v Spud’ ensured the two teams would rip in and tear from the opening whistle, and while Paul Harragon and Mark Carroll are long retired, the venom between the sides’ remains – and don’t we love it!

    Manly are still incensed after surrendering their 20-0 lead against the Eels and the Parramatta Stadium dressing room door might not be the only inanimate object assaulted this week.

    But they have turned their anger towards the Knights, who now stand in the way of their first victory of the year.

    As one of just four teams without a win, the Sea Eagles are in dangerous territory, as another loss would have them replicate last year’s 0-3 beginning – a tough place from which to recover. Manly were, however, able to be just the fifth side in the past 12 years to make the finals after such a poor start but you can be sure they do not want to be under the same pressure again.

    Ben Farrar has been named at fullback, with Michael Robertson on the wing, while big George Rose returns from suspension on the bench.

    The Knights come into the contest after a tough loss to Melbourne, which dropped them to 10th. In the thick of things until the final stages against the reigning premiers, Newcastle has shown great determination in the opening rounds to be 1-1, despite a shocking off-season and some early injuries.

    Ben Cross is out of this match, with Mark Taufua shifting from lock to prop, Zeb Taia coming in at lock and Cameron Ciraldo returning from his horrific broken leg of last season on the bench.

    Watch out Sea Eagles:
    He has been on the radar for a few years now but Fijian monster winger Akuila Uate looks like he will finally be proving the hype correct in 2010.

    The 21-year-old 185cm, 96-kilogram speedster has three line-breaks and two tries already this year and he is averaging 104 metres a game. The Knights have already shown their hand in attack, favouring his side, although Uate still needs work on his defence.

    Both the Bulldogs and the Storm attacked the Knights wingers for some success, with three tries apiece being conceded on each sideline.

    Watch out Knights: The Trent Hodkinson – Kieran Foran combination in the halves will be better for the run against the Eels. Both had impressive pre-seasons and looked set to start the year, only for Des Hasler to go with Jamie Lyon at five-eighth in the opening round.

    But last weekend he pulled Hodkinson in as a late replacement – and it looked a masterstroke as the side started so brilliantly. The Parramatta junior tormented his former club and showed he has the skills for first grade with a try, line-break, line-break assist and try assist.

    With another week of training under their belts the two inexperienced playmakers will be better prepared and know they need to orchestrate victory if they want to cement a place in the NRL.

    Where it will be won: Stamina. In Rounds 1 and 2, both the Knights and Sea Eagles led their matches early, only to let the oppositions back into the contest.

    Newcastle led 16-0 against the Bulldogs at halftime and only just managed to hold on for a 20-16 victory when Jamal Idris butchered a golden chance to win the contest for Canterbury. They led Melbourne 14-0 only to concede 20 unanswered points, finally falling behind in the final 10 minutes of the match.

    Manly led the Wests Tigers 20-4 with just over 20 minutes left in Round 1 and were beaten 26-22 before the Eels debacle of last weekend which saw a 20-0 halftime lead dissipate.

    Whichever side does what it takes to go the distance will emerge the victor.

    Fitness should not be a factor for professional NRL teams, with the real issue being mental toughness. Both sides have been guilty of switching off when they felt comfortable – something teams cannot do at this level of football.

    The History: Played 36; Sea Eagles 21, Knights 15. The past eight matches have been win-loss for the two clubs in head-to-head battle and if the trend continues it is time for a Newcastle victory.

    However, standing in the way of this, the Sea Eagles have won all three of the matches at this venue between the two teams.

    Conclusion:
    You have to admire the Knights’ resolve and their gutsy performances, while the Sea Eagles’ lapses in matches have been unacceptable when you look at their roster.

    But Manly might just be a little more desperate in this match. The Sea Eagles have shown they are able to get the job done in patches and if they can extend that form throughout the match they should be too strong.

    However, the Knights never give up a game easily and if they can get away to another fast start they could have the Sea Eagles panicking.

    In Newcastle the Knights would be a big shot, but in Gosford the scale tips back towards Manly.

    Match officials: Referees – Ashley Klein & Tony De Las Heras; Sideline Officials – Steve Chiddy & Adam Reid; Video Ref – Russell Smith.

    Televised: Fox Sports – Live 7.30pm.
     
  20. Garts

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    I am sure if it was his beloved Doggies he would be signing a different tune. But like the refs and judiciary consistancy is not his strong point.

    We did defend quite well there for a while but penalties (most of them deserved) with some Hayne magic and a terrible decision killed us off. If some of our forwards would stop giving away these stupid penalties we could avoid these situations. I bet Perry gives away at least 2 dumb penalties this week against his old team. They will easily bait him and he will not disappoint and deliver them field position.
     

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