Match Discussion: Round 12 vs Sharks @ McDonald Jones Stadium

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Who will win? Round 12: Knights v Sharks

Poll closed May 27, 2018.
  1. Newcastle Knights 13+

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  2. Newcastle Knights 1-12

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  4. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 1-12

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  5. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 13+

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  1. LeagueUnlimited News

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    NRL 2018 - Round 12
    Newcastle Knights v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton (TICKETS)
    Sunday 27 May 2018

    Gates 11:30am / ISP 11:45am / NRL 2pm


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    1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Ken Sio 3. Sione Mata'utia 4. Nathan Ross 5. Shaun Kenny-dowall 6. Connor Watson 7. Jack Cogger 8. Herman Ese'ese 9. Slade Griffin 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Aidan Guerra
    Interchange: 14. Danny Levi 15. Chris Heighington 16. Jamie Buhrer 17. Josh King 18. Jacob Lillyman 19. Luke Yates 20. Cory Denniss 21. Brent Naden

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    1. Josh Dugan 2. Edrick Lee 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Valentine Holmes 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen
    Interchange: 14. Joseph Paulo 15. James Segeyaro 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Jayson Bukuya 18. Kurt Capewell 19. Jack Williams 20. Sosaia Feki 21. Braeden Uele


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    Referees: Jon Stone, Gavin Reynolds
    Sideline Officials: Rohan Best, Matt Noyen
    Video Referees: Luke Patten, Ben Cummins

    Feeder club matches
    KNIGHTS (NSWRL) & SHARKS (NSWRL - Newtown)
    SAT
    Wests Tigers / Magpies v Sharks / Newtown @ Lidcombe, Flegg 11am / ISP 1pm (CH 9 NSW)
    Knights v Dragons @ Cessnock SG, Flegg 3pm
    SUN
    Knights v Dragons @ McDonald Jones Stadum, ISP 11:45am​
     
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  2. Zoidberg

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    Not expecting much from this one :frowning2:
     
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  3. Old dog

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    I'm expecting many changes, can see Buhrer, Heighinton coming into the side beside, due to injury Cogger and at least one surprise prop/central forward, expect Esee, our best forward to start with Lillyman our most experienced with Buhrer possibly filling in at centre, Heighinton on bench, with DanS because he is our best option, with Levi and Sione. JSaf and Lamb out injured. Surprise prop, Buhrer , Sione or Ross to miss out.
    King to reserves, no place for Yates, sorry. Have no one in reserves to fill centre so options are drop Sione or Ross and replace with Buhrer.
     
  4. Burwood

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    Fifita will have a field day- there’s no way they’ll be able to shut down his offloads. Straight through the middle all game.
     
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  5. mozza91

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    Maybe Cory Dennis gets a run this weekend? He seemed to be next in line for the left centre spot at the start of the year when Moga was coming back.
     
  6. alexwilliams_66692007

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  7. NoSchitSherlock

    NoSchitSherlock Juniors

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    I reckon Ross and Sione will stay.
    Cogger will get the half spot. Buhrer in to cover if we need him at half or anywhere else.
    Stig in the squad. See how he trains with the firsts. No clue whether he is even close to having some form but worth looking at I think. He was picked at 18th man when he first debuted for us. Went on as a member of the 2011 team that made the 8.
     
  8. slotmachine

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    I'll get a run before stig
     
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  9. Old dog

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    I think the side will be
    1 Ponga 2 Sio 3 Sione/Buhrer 4 Ross/Buhrer 5 SKD 6 Watson 7 Cogger 8 Esee 9 Griff
    10 Lillyman 11 Barnett 12 Fitz 13 Guerra 14 Levi 15 Heighinton 16 DanS 17 Buhrer/Sione/Yates.
    If Buhrer replaces Sione is 17, if replaces Ross then Yates 17
     
  10. slotmachine

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    Wonder what the side against the eels looks like if ponga gets the qld call up and no lamb...
     
  11. Yosh

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    The first game this season for me where I think we have absolutely no chance to win. Not gonna call 50-0 but hopefully we stay competitive and not embarrass ourselves out there.
     
  12. Spot On

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    Maybe we could take a different approach this week.......

    Rip the f**k in.

    You never know.
     
  13. Old dog

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    Now is not the time to come up with a radical new game plan
     
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  14. Mr_Knightside

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    Sorry mate that would require a pack of forwards rather than a pack of marshmallows.
     
  15. Spot On

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    Do you think they know they are soft and need to do something about it??? Or are they giving it their all and what you see is what you get with them???
     
  16. Woosh

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    If Brown really wants to make a statement about our poor edge defense he should send both Sione and Ross back to NSW Cup this week.
    I don’t care who he replace them with.
    Enough is enough.
     
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  17. Spot On

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    I'm referring to the forwards.

    As far as our defence goes, and there are multiple problems with it, the edges have been diabolically bad for years and Brown doesn't seem to be able to fix it.
     
  18. Woosh

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    Brown needs to sack himself.
    How can he continue to let Sione make the same defensive error over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again?
     
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  19. slotmachine

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    I've seen every excuse in the book, mainly that it's our rubbish middle to blame.

    I think conceding when the Titans were a man down and we were numbered up on the right has put that to bed.
     
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    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Ken Sio
    3. Sione Mata'utia
    4. Nathan Ross
    5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    6. Connor Watson
    7. Jack Cogger
    8. Herman Ese'ese
    9. Slade Griffin
    10. Daniel Saifiti
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Mitch Barnett
    13. Aidan Guerra

    14. Danny Levi
    15. Chris Heighington
    16. Jamie Buhrer
    17. Josh King

    18. Jacob Lillyman
    19. Luke Yates
    20. Cory Denniss
    21. Brent Naden
     

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