Match Discussion: Round 14 vs Storm @ AAMI Park

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Who will win? Round 14: Storm v Knights

Poll closed Jun 15, 2019.
  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 2019 - Round 14
    Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights
    AAMI Park, Melbourne (TICKETS)
    Saturday 15 June 2019

    Gosch's Paddock - Jersey Flegg (Victoria v North Sydney) 12:30pm

    Gates 1:30pm / NRL 3pm


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    1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane
    Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Christian Welch 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Justin Olam 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl

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    1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. James Gavet 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby
    Interchange: 14. Jamie Buhrer 15. Herman Ese'ese 16. Josh King 17. Sione Mata'utia 18. Mason Lino 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Jacob Saifiti 21. Aidan Guerra


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    Referees: Gerard Sutton, Gavin Badger
    Sideline Officials: Michael Wise, Todd Smith
    Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

    Feeder club info
    Storm: Easts Tigers, Sunshine Coast Falcons (QRL: Intrust Super Cup, Hastings Deering Colts U20s), Victoria Thunderbolts (NSWRL: Jersey Flegg Cup U20s)
    Knights: Newcastle Knights (NSWRL: Canterbury Cup, Jersey Flegg Cup U20s)
    Match information for all competitions via https://leagueunlimited.com/quick-links​​​​
     
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  2. alexwilliams_66692007

    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

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    Biggest test of the year. We'll need to frustrate the hell out of them and have some more Ponga/Pearce magic to win this one. Wish we had Klemmer..
     
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  3. Yosh

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    We have Klemsafiti fortunately!
     
  4. Zoidberg

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    If we keep up our good completion rate (apart from the Souths game) of 85-90% and the refs don’t give them too many piggyback penalties, we will win.
     
  5. Haffa

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    If we can get this win it will be huge. It will set us up nicely with our next 3 at home against the Drongos, Warriors and Dogs.
     
  6. Knight Vision

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    I expect the ref whisperer (Smith) to be at his peak. There will no doubt be leg twists, chicken wings, grapples and a couple of crushers thrown in for good measure so an injury or 2 wouldnt surprise.

    If we match them in wrestle we can give it a good shot. No Klemmer is a HUGE loss.
     
  7. Pedge1971

    Pedge1971 First Grade

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    Its Melbourne. They are going to lay all over us with no punishment and get plenty of tackle 5 penalties up their end of the field.
     
  8. Swarzey

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    I'll be happy if we just keep it tight and compete well. Storm will likely point out a few flaws we still have and will need to work on and it might be the difference. Would be amazing to win and I feel beating Melbourne will give us a bit more credibility to being title contenders.
     
  9. Burwood

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    This will give us a much better indication of how good our ruck defense is. We kept Cook quiet last week, but he was also tired after backing up from origin. Melbourne have some very crafty and quick players who will expose us if given the opportunity.
     
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    SQUAD V Storm

    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Edrick Lee
    3. Hymel Hunt
    4. Jesse Ramien
    5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    6. Kurt Mann
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. James Gavet
    9. Connor Watson
    10. Daniel Saifiti
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Mitch Barnett
    13. Tim Glasby

    Interchange:
    14. Jamie Buhrer
    15. Herman Ese'ese
    16. Josh King
    17. Sione Mata'utia

    Reserves:
    18. Mason Lino
    19. Pasami Saulo
    20. Jacob Saifiti
    21. Aidan Guerra
     
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    Frederick Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd think they'll ease him back in through NSW Cup but still pretty amazing to see Guerra back so early.
     
  13. mozza91

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    Guerra? Wow. Must be quick healer.
     
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    Frederick Moderator Staff Member

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    Based on what Rossy wrote on twitter, I'd say Balin Cupples played a huge part in his quick return
     
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    Surely he couldn't play this week?
     
  16. Swarzey

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    Nah surely Guerra is at best a week to week scenario? Nene McDonald started running this past week and his injury was far worse than Guerra's but still; would be an incredible effort to get back so soon.
     
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  18. Yosh

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    King has a cork right? Must be a super bad cork. Don't mind either Saulo or JSaifiti. Both would be great off the bench for 15 minutes. Both big bodies.

    JSaifiti has something to prove. His twin is in the Origin discussion while he nearly got cut for fighting. Hopefully we see an angry aggressive JSaifiti on the weekend.
     
  19. Knight Vision

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    I think I read Cupples saying it was one of the worst corks he's seen.
     
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  20. alexwilliams_66692007

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    Game day lads... Can we do it again???
     

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