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Match Discussion: Round 12 vs Storm @ Sunshine Coast Stadium

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Jul 26, 2020.

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Who will win? Round 12: Storm v Knights

Poll closed Aug 2, 2020.
  1. Melbourne Storm 13+

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  2. Melbourne Storm 1-12

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  4. Newcastle Knights 1-12

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  5. Newcastle Knights 13+

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  1. LeagueUnlimited News

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    NRL 2020 - Round 12
    Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights
    Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters
    Sunday 2 August 2020

    Kickoff 4:05pm - Nine Network/9Now, Fox League/Kayo


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    1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane
    Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 16. Albert Vete 17. Tom Eisenhuth 18. Ryley Jacks 19. Nicholas Hynes 20. Darryn Schonig 21. Jesse Bromwich

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    1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Tautau Moga 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett
    Interchange: 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Josh King 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Herman Ese'ese 18. Tex Hoy 19. Jirah Momoisea 20. Mason Lino 21. Mathew Croker


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    Referees: Adam Gee
    Sideline Officials: Dave Munro, Todd Smith
    Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

     
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  2. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    plz no
     
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  3. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Bench

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    Will our +41 points diff get wiped out?
     
  4. Yosh

    Yosh First Grade

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    Nope the + will just be replaced with a -.
     
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  5. perverse

    perverse Referee

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    I don't think we'll get smashed here, but we won't win it barring a miracle. I can see us digging our heels in and defending well, because I think we'll turn up with the right attitude.
     
  6. Rodney Rude

    Rodney Rude Juniors

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    Storm 62
    Knights 2

    Bloodbath coming up
     
  7. Knight76

    Knight76 Juniors

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    Its at gold coast stadium, always been a happy hunting ground for the Knights. :D
     
  8. Haffa

    Haffa Guest

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    Sunshine Coast.
     
  9. NoSchitSherlock

    NoSchitSherlock Juniors

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    Sione possibly put. I reckon we'll see King brought in.
     
  10. Silent Knight

    Silent Knight First Grade

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    Shoot me now. Just what we need, another local plodder to go with Fitzgibbon.
     
  11. alexwilliams_66692007

    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

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    I feel like it will go one of two ways:

    1. We get flogged by 50+ points

    2. We actually show up, make it a close game and get robbed by a standard Melbourne favoured decision by the refs.
     
  12. ryana87

    ryana87 Juniors

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    Option 2 is always the case when we play melbourne
     
  13. Still Nutty

    Still Nutty Juniors

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    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2020/07/28/pearce-ownership-kicking-form-future/

    Pearce on performance on the weekend (team and his) kicking, etc.

    Not a criticism because media training nowadays tends to make them all vanilla but I'm not sure I get the fire and passion I'd like to see out of our captain and leader after a result like that when he fronts the media...I want to believe that it hurts to turn in a performance like that, not just mouth the words.

    During his purple patch last year when we won half a dozen on the trot, largely off his back, there was a much more animated and fiery Pearce on show...I know form ebbs and flows but I want to see the fire in the belly again because that is what the team and the public need to see after performances like that - if you 'go through the motions' at the press conferences, then that seems to also reflect the performance on the field
     
  14. Silent Knight

    Silent Knight First Grade

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    If you want to fire up Pearce just stick a picture of Cooper Cronk in a Roosters jersey holding up the NRL premiership trophy on his locker room door. Maybe he'll retro back to 2018 form.
     
  15. Silent Knight

    Silent Knight First Grade

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    Here we go...

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  16. Walk On Home Boy

    Walk On Home Boy Juniors

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    That performance against the Bulldogs demoralised me more than any other in recent memory and that's saying something. There's only so much punishment fans can take. Any care or hope I had for the team for this season and with that halfback is gone. The players don't care so why should I?

    Not watching this one and that'll be the first time I've ever missed a match in sheer disgust.
     
  17. mozza91

    mozza91 First Grade

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    Jog on then. I’m sure you had a similar meltdown after the Cowboys loss as well.
     
  18. alexwilliams_66692007

    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

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    You mean injured for 12 weeks?
     
  19. Loose Cannon

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    If so, still better than his current productivity.
     
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  20. alexwilliams_66692007

    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

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    Team vs Storm:

    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Enari Tuala
    3. Tautau Moga
    4. Bradman Best
    5. Hymel Hunt
    6. Kurt Mann
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Chris Randall
    10. Jacob Saifiti
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Aidan Guerra
    13. Mitchell Barnett
    Interchange:

    14. Phoenix Crossland
    15. Josh King
    16. Pasami Saulo
    17. Herman Ese'ese

    18. Tex Hoy
    19. Jirah Momoisea
    20. Mason Lino
    21. Matt Croker
     

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