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Match Discussion: Round 14 vs Melbourne @ AAMI Park, Melbourne / Wurundjeri

Who will win? Round 14: Melbourne v Newcastle

  • Melbourne Storm 13+

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • Melbourne Storm 1-12

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Newcastle Knights 1-12

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Newcastle Knights 13+

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
    3
  • Poll closed .

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NRL 2024 - Round 14
Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights
AAMI Park, Melbourne / Wurundjeri (TICKETS)

Sunday 9 June 2024
NRL kickoff 2:00pm.

Broadcast live on Fox, Kayo.


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1. Sualauvi Faalogo 2. Grant Anderson 3. Reimis Smith 4. Nick Meaney 5. Xavier Coates 6. Tyran Wishart 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Christian Welch 9. Harry Grant 10. Tui Kamikamica 11. Shawn Blore 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Josh King 14. Bronson Garlick 15. Trent Loiero 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Alec MacDonald 18. Joe Chan 19. Jack Howarth 20. Young Tonumaipea 21. Kane Bradley 22. Dean Ieremia

Out: Will Warbrick (wing)
In: Bronson Garlick (bench), Joe Chan (reserve), Jack Howarth (reserve), Yee-Huang Tonumaipe'a (reserve), Kane Bradley (reserve), Dean Ieremia (reserve)
Changes: Grant Anderson (bench to wing)

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1. David Armstrong 2. Enari Tuala 3. Dane Gagai 4. Krystian Mapapalangi 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Jack Cogger 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Leo Thompson 11. Kai Pearce-Paul 12. Dylan Lucas 13. Adam Elliott 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Daniel Saifiti 16. Tyson Frizell 17. Brodie Jones 18. Thomas Cant 19. Mathew Croker 20. Will Pryce 21. Jack Hetherington 22. Fletcher Sharpe

In: Thomas Cant (reserve), Mat Croker (reserve), Will Pryce (reserve), Jack Hetherington (reserve), Fletcher Sharpe (reserve)


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Referee: Adam GEE
Sideline Officials: Phil HENDERSON, Belinda SHARPE
Video Referee: Ashley KLEIN


HEAD TO HEAD - 1998 - 2024​

TOTALMELBOURNENEWCASTLEDRAWN
ALL MATCHES4730170
AAMI121020

LAST FIVE MEETINGS​

YEARROUNDRESULTVENUECROWD
2020Round 12MELBOURNE 26-16Sunshine Coast5837
2021Round 18MELBOURNE 48-4Cbus Super3874
2022Round 8MELBOURNE 50-2McD. Jones15895
2023Round 21NEWCASTLE 26-18McD. Jones20392
2024Round 3NEWCASTLE 14-12McD. Jones21889

BIGGEST WINS​

YEARROUNDRESULTVENUECROWD
2000Round 2NEWCASTLE 38-6Marathon16155
2001Round 19NEWCASTLE 48-16Marathon21367
2022Round 8MELBOURNE 50-2McD. Jones15895

NEXT FOUR MATCHES​

Round 15Round 16Round 17Round 18
MELBOURNEWARRIORS (A)DOLPHINS (A)CANBERRA (H)WESTS TIGERS (A)
NEWCASTLEPENRITH (H)(BYE)PARRAMATTA (H)CANBERRA (A)

LAST THREE MATCHES​

Round 11 Round 12 Round 13
MELBOURNEPARRAMATTAW 48-16MANLYL 20-26(BYE)
NEWCASTLEGOLD COASTW 28-24(BYE)CANTERBURYL 2-32

STATE OF PLAY: 2024 SEASON​

POSITIONPLAYEDBYESW-L-DFORAGAINST
MELBOURNE1st1128-3-0280205
NEWCASTLE11th1216-6-0202241
 
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Nuke

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They'll probably turn up for this one. Shouldn't have any reason to have any complacency for it. May not win, but will probably have a dig.
 

Mr_Knightside

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That loss on the weekend really stings given we have a couple of really tough games now. It’s just absolutely classic knights losing to a mid-table team without their 3 best players then turn up the next week and lose a close one to a really good team.
 

Woody90

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Exact same line up as last week.

I'm so shocked...

Was anyone really expecting significant changes following one loss? I don’t agree with a lot of what AOB does but giving them all a chance to redeem themselves rather than mass changes after one game is the right call IMO.

If our attack is just as bad this weekend though I’d be making changes in the halves. I’d give Armstrong a couple of more games at least.
 

Woody90

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Wait so Armstrong maybe gets dropped after 1 bad game but both of the halves survive?

I really don’t understand AOB sometimes.

I was all for giving them all another chance after that bad game, but if cuts were being made it would make much more sense to start with the halves. I know we don’t have many options as replacements there but doesn’t send a good message to the rest of the squad to make Armstrong the example.
 

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There's an equal at worst option at fullback who, as mentioned above, would've already been there if he was healthy when Ponga went down.

The NSW Cup halves are Pryce and Liam Sutton. The right choice is being made there unfortunately.
 

Woody90

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Sharpe was always ahead of Armstrong in the pecking order. He was just injured as well when Ponga got injured.

I agree Sharpe is ahead of Armstrong in terms of ability but other than 1 game where none of the spine played well he’s been very good since coming in. Pretty rough for him to be dropped after 1 bad game when none of the spine (who have much more experience) performed well.
 
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I agree Sharpe is ahead of Armstrong in terms of ability but other than 1 game where none of the spine played well he’s been very good since coming in. Pretty rough for him to be dropped after 1 bad game when none of the spine (who have much more experience) performed well.
Armstrong is young and is being talked about in the media a lot, maybe too much tbh. Giving him a spell might be the best thing to not burn him out or wreck his confidence because let's face it Melb are going to pump us on Sunday
 
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