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Match Discussion: Round 8 vs Sea Eagles @ Lottoland

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Jun 28, 2020.

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Who will win? Round 8: Sea Eagles v Knights

Poll closed Jul 5, 2020.
  1. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 13+

    60.0%
  2. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1-12

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Draw after Golden Point

    0 vote(s)
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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 8
    Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Newcastle Knights
    Lottoland, Brookvale
    Sunday 5 July 2020

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


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    1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Tevita Funa 6. Lachlan Croker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic
    Interchange: 14. Cade Cust 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Morgan Boyle 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Abbas Miski 21. Haumole Olakau'atu

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    1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Sione Mata'utia 13. Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange: 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Aidan Guerra 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Tautau Moga 19. Brodie Jones 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Josh King


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    Referees: Grant Atkins
    Sideline Officials: Dave Munro, Belinda Sharpe
    Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Bryan Norrie

     
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  2. alexwilliams_66692007

    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

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    Hmm. Manly at Brookie a week after them being flogged.


    Great timing...
     
  3. Zoidberg

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    How about Manly copping us after a piss poor performance. That’s what I want it to be. Us coming out this week to prove ourselves after last week.
    We better come out with that attitude.
     
  4. Knight Vision

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    NoSchitSherlock Juniors

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    I'm hugely reluctant but maybe give Crossland a bench spot. Hoy isn't doing much and Crossland might be able to take control if needed.
    If not, a short run by Crossland will get him match experience if we need a 7. It won't hurt considering Hoy is just a number atm.
     
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    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

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    NRL TEAM vs Manly

    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Edrick Lee
    3. Enari Tuala
    4. Bradman Best
    5. Hymel Hunt
    6. Kurt Mann
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Andrew McCullough
    10. Daniel Saifiti
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Sione Mata'utia
    13. Herman Ese'ese

    Interchange:
    14. Tex Hoy
    15. Jacob Saifiti
    16. Aidan Guerra
    17. Pasami Saulo

    18. Tautau Moga
    19. Brodie Jones
    20. Phoenix Crossland
    21. Josh King
     
  8. Yosh

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    As much as Guerra has regressed the past year or two, he has been super reliable. Great to have him around. But perhaps we would be better served with Brodie Jones on the bench this week?
     
  9. Rodney Rude

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    Have to start fast in this one otherwise it’s going to be another long afternoon at Brookie!

    Sunday afternoons at Brookie haunt me big time as a Knights fan. Constant thrashings and many injuries... sometimes even both! O’Brien will want have the boys ready for this one, otherwise it will get real ugly.

    Garrick was caught out of position quite a few times last week so they’d be mad not to test him. Also, not sure who is marking Funa but if it’s Eddy, bombs away! Funa has a nightmare containing Coates a few weeks back and would be smart to try him out this week.
     
  10. Silent Knight

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    O’Brien should chase them out of the shed with a stock whip. That’ll guarantee a fast start.
     
  11. Walk On Home Boy

    Walk On Home Boy Juniors

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    Expecting Manly to flog us as per usual at Brookvale. Last week's performance has really put a spotlight on how bad we've been the past 3 weeks imo. We've got an out of form halfback and a bad attitude. This team needs to do a lot more for a lot longer before I say we've turned a corner.

    We deserve better.
     
  12. Matt23

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    This won't be pretty...
     
  13. Spot On

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    Pearce simply needs to step up. Kick the ball down the other end and put a good finish to the sets we actually hang on to the ball. Oh, maybe he could create something in attack?

    That may help some what?

    If we are belted, it will be a very interesting week next round when the team is announced.
     
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    Pearce's new career move.

    Love it!
     
  16. ryana87

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    Are we at the point where we think at the end of 2021 we don't resign Pearce and use his million a year and go hard after a player like Moses, keary or cleary

    Or would we be better of using that money elsewhere and hope that crossland develops enough by then
     
  17. Spot On

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    Depends. How many games a season do you expect him to play well, lead the team around and guide us to victory when needed @ million a year?
     
  18. mozza91

    mozza91 First Grade

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    No. He’s had a couple of poor weeks but it’s way too soon to write him off.
     
  19. Spot On

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    With his experience and as captain, consistency would be nice.

    You gave him a fair raz on the other forum Mozza. Said he had 'been garbage'. Being nicer to him here aren't you?

    'Couple of poor weeks' compared to 'garbage'.

    Hmmm.
     
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  20. mozza91

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    You’re obsessed. Maybe abit of hyperbole while debating with the Cowboys troll.

    He was decent before the break.
    He was definitely garbage against the Cowboys. Was up and down against Brisbane. Average against Melbourne. Quite good against Canberra Unconscious against Penrith.

    So probably closer to poor than garbage since the resumption.

    That being said I don’t think we need to look elsewhere. He’ll come good.
     

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