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Match Discussion: Round 7 vs Canterbury @ Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park / Wanngal

Who will win? Round 7: Canterbury v Newcastle

  • Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 13+

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 1-12

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Newcastle Knights 1-12

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Newcastle Knights 13+

    Votes: 3 75.0%

  • Total voters
    4
  • Poll closed .

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NRL 2024 - Round 7
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights
Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park / Wanngal (TICKETS)

Sunday 21 April 2024
NRL kickoff 2pm.

Broadcast live on Fox, Kayo.

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1. Connor Tracey 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Drew Hutchison 8. Samuel Hughes 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Chris Patolo 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Jaeman Salmon 13. Josh Curran 14. Bailey Hayward 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Kurtis Morrin 17. Blake Taaffe 19. Toby Sexton 20. Liam Knight 21. Jake Turpin 22. Max King 23. Kitione Kautoga

In: Kurtis Morrin (bench), Blake Taaffe (bench), Toby Sexton (reserve), Liam Knight (reserve), Max King (reserve)
Changes: Stephen Crichton (fullback to centre), Connor Tracey (wing to fullback), Jacob Kiraz (centre to wing), Josh Curran (front row to lock), Jake Turpin (lock to reserve), Samuel Hughes (bench to front row), Kitione Kautoga (bench to reserve)


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1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jack Cogger 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Leo Thompson 11. Dylan Lucas 12. Kai Pearce-Paul 13. Adam Elliott 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Daniel Saifiti 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker 18. Jed Cartwright 19. Brodie Jones 20. Tyson Gamble 21. David Armstrong 22. Thomas Jenkins

In: Jed Cartwright (reserve), Brodie Jones (reserve), Tyson Gamble (reserve), David Armstrong (reserve), Thomas Jenkins (reserve)



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Referee: Peter Gough
Sideline Officials: Clayton Wills, Phil Henderson
Video Referee: Wyatt Raymond




HEAD TO HEAD - 1988 - 2023​

TOTALCANTERBURYNEWCASTLEDRAWN
ALL MATCHES5528261
ACCOR15870

LAST FIVE MEETINGS​

YEARROUNDRESULTVENUECROWD
2021Round 23NEWCASTLE 22-16Cbus Super2343
2022Round 10NEWCASTLE 16-6Suncorp30220
2022Round 20CANTERBURY 24-10McD. Jones19813
2023Round 18NEWCASTLE 66-0Accor11004
2023Round 24NEWCASTLE 42-6McD. Jones23464

BIGGEST WINS​

YEARROUNDRESULTVENUECROWD
2004Round 25CANTERBURY 52-6Telstra20043
2023Round 18NEWCASTLE 66-0Accor11004

NEXT FOUR MATCHES​

Round 8Round 9Round 10Round 11
CANTERBURY(BYE)WESTS TIGERS (H)PENRITH (A)CANBERRA (A)
NEWCASTLEDOLPHINS (A)WARRIORS (H)WESTS TIGERS (A)GOLD COAST (A)

LAST THREE MATCHES​

Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
CANTERBURYSOUTHSL 16-20SYDNEYW 30-26MELBOURNEL 14-16
NEWCASTLEWARRIORSL 12-20ST GEO ILLAW 30-10SYDNEYL 20-22
 
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Last season 32 points was the cut-off for the 8.

Our points now = 4 ( needing 14 wins from the remaining 21 games )

We can only afford to lose 7 more games.

Remaining games in the draw ( top 8 from last year = 7 games )
Warriors - H
Storm - A
Panthers - H
Raiders - A
Brisbane - H
Panthers - A
Cronulla - A

And considering some other games like Manly Parra and even Wabbits if they get their act together.

I wonder if Alpha male DSaf has pulled the pack in for a coffee and serious chat - I think not.

* Correction we also have 2 byes = 4 points , but unless we pull the finger out we will start needing those byes to make the 8.
 
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We only have 18 games left so it's more like 11 more wins/7 losses to match last year.
 

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We’ll win. Canterbury are this year but still the weakest side we’ve played. If we start well I think we can do it comfortably.
 

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Even with improvements the Dogs really can’t seem to handle our style of football…problem is though we’re not playing the style of football that was successful for us last season.

We can win and win well but if we go into the game with that one out shit and continue to not support second phase play we’ll lose. They’ll be keen to rectify their games against us last year.

This one if purely down to AOB. Virtually this same squad has shown they can put 66 on the Dogs. Not expecting a similar scoreline by any means, but if he gets them playing a similar style to when we came up against them last year, we can get the job done.

I’m pretty excited for this game either way. Either we win or we can give up on the season. To me this is a must win as if we can’t win this one there aren’t many more we will.
 

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I'm gonna say it but I think Daniel Saifiti isn't good enough anymore and doesn't deserve a spot in the 17. Jacob is doing fine though.
 
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I'm gonna say it but I think Daniel Saifiti isn't good enough anymore and doesn't deserve a spot in the 17. Jacob is doing fine though.
Isnt providing value for money. He offers nothing.

No offloads, no tackle breaks, no intimidation, and on big money.

Isn't off contract until 2026 so another 2 1/2 years of accepting mediocrity and him eating up the cap. Better to move him on, and free up money to extend the likes of KPP and Leo ( both off contract 2025 )
 

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1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jack Cogger 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Leo Thompson 11. Dylan Lucas 12. Kai Pearce-Paul 13. Adam Elliott

14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Daniel Saifiti 16. Jack Hetherington 17. Mathew Croker
18. Jed Cartwright 19. Brodie Jones 20. Tyson Gamble 21. David Armstrong 22. Thomas Jenkins

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In: Jed Cartwright (reserve), Brodie Jones (reserve), Tyson Gamble (reserve), David Armstrong (reserve), Thomas Jenkins (reserve)

 

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Hopefully Gamble comes in and will Marzhew and Tuala change sides? Their left is potent and Tuala is the better defender.
 
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Got to wonder why after 180 min of footy this season the coach swapped and changed the combo that won 10 games straight. He panicked, second guessed himself, and listened to outside noise.

Now he'll look a fool if he changes again, not to mention hamper what small progress the team has made.
 

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If we were getting smacked every week or playing poorly, I could understand the concern, but if we play as we have the last month, we win this well. It is the combined small moments eg. where we give a leg up on poor kick chase which are killing us. Not the big ones. Look at the score lines. It is more frustrating knowing we could be five from 6.
 

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If we were getting smacked every week or playing poorly, I could understand the concern, but if we play as we have the last month, we win this well. It is the combined small moments eg. where we give a leg up on poor kick chase which are killing us. Not the big ones. Look at the score lines. It is more frustrating knowing we could be five from 6.
But we've played poorly. Our wins are vs Storm reserves and Dragons in a swamp.
Other than that we got spanked by a mid-table-at-best Raiders side, lost to a Cowboys team who refuses to tackle and our best match was an 8 point loss.

The Dogs on the otherhand are improving while we're getting a bit stale.
 

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Yeah I'm very worried about this game. It has loss written all over it. One team's on the up, one team is plodding along at best.
 

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