Match Discussion: Round 10 vs Panthers @ McDonald Jones Stadium

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Who will win? Round 10: Knights v Panthers

Poll closed May 11, 2018.
  1. Newcastle Knights 13+

    22.2%
  2. Newcastle Knights 1-12

    55.6%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

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

    11.1%
  5. Penrith Panthers 13+

    11.1%
  1. LeagueUnlimited News

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    NRL 2018 - Round 10
    Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers
    McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton (TICKETS)
    Friday 11 May 2018

    Gates 4:30pm / NRL 6pm


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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. Brock Lamb 8. Herman Ese'ese 9. Slade Griffin 10. Josh King 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Aidan Guerra
    Interchange: 14. Danny Levi 15. Chris Heighington 16. Luke Yates 17. Daniel Saifiti 18. Jamie Buhrer 19. Jacob Saifiti 20. Jack Cogger 21. Cory Denniss

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    1. Dallin Watene Zelezniak 2. Christian Crichton 3. Isaah Yeo 4. Dean Whare 5. Tyrone Phillips 6. Tyrone Peachey 7. James Maloney 8. Trent Merrin 9. Peter Wallace 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Corey Harawera Naera 13. James Fisher-Harris
    Interchange: 14. Sione Katoa 15. Kaide Ellis 16. James Tamou 17. Jarome Luai 18. Wayde Egan 19. Nick Lui-toso 20. Tom Eisenhuth 21. Tyrone May


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    Referees: Gavin Reynolds, Alan Shortall
    Sideline Officials: Nick Morel, Clayton Sharpe
    Video Referees: Luke Patten, Ben Cummins

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    KNIGHTS and PANTHERS (NSWRL)
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    North Sydney (SOU) v Panthers @ NSO, ISP 11:45am (FOX)
    BWSE (MAN) v Knights @ HE Laybutt, ISP 3pm​
     
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  2. Spot On

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    When is Cleary due back?

    Even with a busted team Penrith have the forwards to dominate ours. Will hit harder and run harder than us unless some sort of miracle happens before Friday.

    The only miracle we have is Kalyn Ponga. Not too much to lump on a bloke who just turned 20 with less than 20 first grade games..... is it?
     
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  3. alexwilliams_66692007

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    Round 11
     
  4. mozza91

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    Definitely a winnable game with the injuries they have. Hopefully Penrith play like they did in the First Half against the Cowboys.
     
  5. Old dog

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    If we can't beat Penrith at home with all there problems/injuries we don't deserve to be top 8. We need to come out firing, lots of aggression, big hits and maybe an off load or two from our forwards that would certainly surprise the opposition
    Something needs to be done to fire up our forwards, Yates and King maybe, but at least do something.
     
  6. Pedge1971

    Pedge1971 First Grade

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    I said it before they year and my opinion has not changed. We are not a top 8 team yet but def top 10.

    This is a winnable game but with a young squad we will lose a few we should win.

    Here is hoping they come to play 80 mins cause if they do they are a shot.
     
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  7. Knight Vision

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    not when it's Kayln Ponga
     
  8. Spot On

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    It's probably safe to say that the next 5 rounds will determine if we give ourselves a fighting chance to scrape into the 8 this year. Win 3 of those and we are alive.

    If not, we'd be very, very long odds to win more than 4 games from R15 onwards.
     
  9. slotmachine

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    Draw is pretty soft for 8 rounds after this one. Dogs, Titans twice, eels twice. Then Pearce is hopefully back.
     
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  10. Bring it home Knights

    Bring it home Knights First Grade

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    Does anyone know what Brock Lamb's injury is and when he'll be back?
     
  11. Bring it home Knights

    Bring it home Knights First Grade

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    Don't know if I agree with that comment. Our best player over the first 6 weeks was Pearce and he's out injured. He led the Daily M for a reason as his organisation, defense etc was top notch. I wouldn't say that we don't deserve to make the top 8 whilst we are missing our most pivotal player.
     
  12. Spot On

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    If our pack was a lot more aggressive for longer periods with and without the ball I'd agree with Old Dog re should be beating Penrith.

    But.... the fact is they aren't. Maybe they can go up a gear this week at home and make up for last week's effort.
     
  13. Choppy182

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    Edwards is a big loss at fullback for them. Home town advantage for the second week in a row after a touch up. Defence improvement a must.

    We HAVE to target Maloney all game. Tire him out and get Ponga to him with time. Worst defender in the comp up against the quickest feet, will find heaps of value there.
     
  14. Choppy182

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    I think I read on Barry Toohey's twitter he rolled an ankle and out for 2 weeks. If i can find the tweet ill post.
     
  15. PhilGould

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    Think they said on NBN News he was training today with the rest of the team
     
  16. Old dog

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    And what about what they are missing
     
  17. macavity

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    Are we seriously going to drop Cogger already? He wasn't great but Lamb has been consistently woeful this year.
     
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  18. PhilGould

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    Cogger was there too. I think the report was alluding to him training/being fit, it wasn't necessarily saying he's going to be back in first grade this week.
     
  19. Joel-22

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    Lamb struggles playing second fiddle, he wants to be the dominant playmaker. He would be streets ahead of Cogger now without Pearce in the side
     
  20. Old dog

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    I like both Lamb and Cogger, liked how they played in u20s and thought they would develop into fine players, both have potential. Cogger deserves a go in 1sts, Lamb out last week injured, not sure what, but has to come back in reserves, prove his fitness and show he deserves selection in 1sts.
     

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