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Post by greeneyed » January 23, 2018, 7:11 am

Newcastle Knights best 17: Young gun Brock Lamb shafted by huge recruitment drive

IT’S been three years at the bottom for NRL battlers Newcastle and their hardy Hunter fans.

But you can put the mortgage on the Knights avoiding a fourth wooden spoon in as many years.

Nathan Brown and his team of canny rugby league gurus have ensured that with a monster recruitment drive that’s netted the likes of Mitchell Pearce, Kalyn Ponga, Connor Watson, and Aidan Guerra.

THE BEST 17

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Nathan Ross
3. Sione Mata’utia
4. Tautau Moga
5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
6. Connor Watson
7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Daniel Saifiti
9. Danny Levi
10. Jacob Lillyman
11. Aidan Guerra
12. Jamie Buhrer
13. Mitchell Barnett

14. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
15. Jacob Saifiti
16. Chris Heighington
17. Herman Ese’ese

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Post by Dusty » January 23, 2018, 8:17 am

It’s a good line up... Depth may be an issue but I can see them fighting for the 8...


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Post by dubby » January 23, 2018, 8:25 am

Yep, they'll go alright this year.



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Post by Sid » January 23, 2018, 8:30 am

Think Newcastle will finally break their wooden spoon trend this year. Fringe bottom 4 side.
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Post by -PJ- » January 23, 2018, 8:32 am

Unfortunately they'll improve....
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Post by dubby » January 23, 2018, 9:02 am

Sid wrote:Think Newcastle will finally break their wooden spoon trend this year. Fringe bottom 4 side.
Depends on injury I think.

Wouldn't be surprised to see them 8-12

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 30, 2018, 7:31 am

They were saying on Triple M last night Nathan Brown is about to re-sign.
The contract is unique as its open ended. He can coach as long as he or the board feels capable. The moment they start performing poorly, or the players lose faith, the board can cut him.


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Post by Sid » May 30, 2018, 8:37 am

Interesting. Not too dissimilar to how it works now, but without the payment at the end when the coach is shipped off. It'd be difficult for the coach without any guarantees though.
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Post by -PJ- » May 30, 2018, 2:21 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
May 30, 2018, 7:31 am
They were saying on Triple M last night Nathan Brown is about to re-sign.
The contract is unique as its open ended. He can coach as long as he or the board feels capable. The moment they start performing poorly, or the players lose faith, the board can cut him.


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Interesting situation.

All Browny has to do is stay above 50% W/L ratio is he gets paid.

Lucky our coach isn't on a similar deal..he'd be gone by now.
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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

Post by gergreg » May 30, 2018, 7:41 pm

-PJ- wrote:
May 30, 2018, 2:21 pm
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
May 30, 2018, 7:31 am
They were saying on Triple M last night Nathan Brown is about to re-sign.
The contract is unique as its open ended. He can coach as long as he or the board feels capable. The moment they start performing poorly, or the players lose faith, the board can cut him.


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Interesting situation.

All Browny has to do is stay above 50% W/L ratio is he gets paid.

Lucky our coach isn't on a similar deal..he'd be gone by now.
Wasn't there a thread specifically about D Furners winning percentage that got bumped/updated every week? I think his percentage was not dissimilar to Stuart's.
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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

Post by -TW- » May 30, 2018, 7:55 pm

43.8 vs 48.6

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Post by gergreg » May 30, 2018, 8:00 pm

Is that whole career or just at the Raiders?
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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

Post by -TW- » May 30, 2018, 9:53 pm

46.3 at the Raiders

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Post by bonehead » June 1, 2018, 7:21 pm

Tim Grant to knights according to the rumour mill.
Family thing tomorrow so I'll ask someone who should know.
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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

Post by gergreg » June 10, 2018, 9:36 am

Buhrer injury compounds defeat to Roosters

A potential season ending knee injury to Newcastle co-captain Jamie Buhrer further soured Saturday night's 18-16 defeat against the Sydney Roosters. Scans are expected to confirm the back-rower has ruptured his ACL, ruling him out for the remainder of 2018.

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Post by gergreg » June 14, 2018, 11:57 am

Hindmarsh relieved Ponga didn't play Origin I

Parramatta Eels great Nathan Hindmarsh has praised the continued development of Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga and expressed relief he didn't feature in game one of the 2018 State of Origin series.

After making a blistering start to his time on Newcastle, Ponga has responded to increased attention from opponents in fine style.

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Post by Sid » June 25, 2018, 5:39 pm

Knights have signed Edrick Lee for 3 years.
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Post by reptar » June 25, 2018, 6:51 pm

Sid wrote:Knights have signed Edrick Lee for 3 years.
Source Newcastle Knights.
Why? Doesn't SKD drop enough balls already?
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Post by Sid » June 25, 2018, 6:59 pm

reptar wrote:
Sid wrote:Knights have signed Edrick Lee for 3 years.
Source Newcastle Knights.
Why? Doesn't SKD drop enough balls already?
So they can have players on both sides of the field dropping balls

EdDrop Lee and Shaun Kenny ****
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Post by -PJ- » July 22, 2018, 3:08 pm

Browny says the Knights are going to the promised land...
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » July 23, 2018, 7:27 am

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Post by -PJ- » July 23, 2018, 3:55 pm

Well that has to be it.

The Knights are taking a home game to Jerusalem.
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Post by greeneyed » November 26, 2018, 3:24 pm

David Klemmer signs with Newcastle Knights, Dylan Napa joins Canterbury Bulldogs

Newcastle have secured the biggest recruit of the 2019 NRL season, signing NSW and Australian prop David Klemmer on a five-year deal, while Dylan Napa has been released from his Roosters contract to replace Klemmer at the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs granted Klemmer an immediate release from the final two years of his deal, allowing the prop to take up a deal with the Knights worth around $4.3 million. On Monday afternoon the Roosters confirmed Napa had been released from the final year of his contract to join the Bulldogs on a three-year deal.

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Post by gergreg » November 26, 2018, 4:30 pm

5 year deal for a prop? What could possibly go wrong?

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Post by Northern Raider » November 26, 2018, 6:36 pm

Would be some creative accounting going on here to allow the dogs to swap Origin props and help alleviate some cap issues. Not sure what the Rorters gain though.
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Post by Manchild » November 26, 2018, 7:14 pm

Northern Raider wrote:Would be some creative accounting going on here to allow the dogs to swap Origin props and help alleviate some cap issues. Not sure what the Rorters gain though.
They get rid of a lazy prop that that has an issue with discipline on the field.

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Post by gergreg » November 26, 2018, 7:31 pm

Northern Raider wrote:Would be some creative accounting going on here to allow the dogs to swap Origin props and help alleviate some cap issues. Not sure what the Rorters gain though.
Tapau > Napa.

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Post by -PJ- » December 3, 2018, 11:32 am

Fox sports are reporting Knights forward Jacob Saifiti has suffered a broken leg after being involved in an altercation in Hamilton NSW.
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Post by -PJ- » December 3, 2018, 11:42 am

Saifiti was knocked out cold in a pub brawl by Dane Cordner(Boyds bro)

Fell awkwardly..broke leg.
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Post by kiwi raider » December 3, 2018, 1:39 pm

-PJ- wrote:
December 3, 2018, 11:42 am
Saifiti was knocked out cold in a pub brawl by Dane Cordner(Boyds bro)

Fell awkwardly..broke leg.
any word on what sort of pants Cordners brother was wearing at the time? Wightonesque 3/4 length?

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Post by -PJ- » December 4, 2018, 6:30 am

kiwi raider wrote:
December 3, 2018, 1:39 pm
-PJ- wrote:
December 3, 2018, 11:42 am
Saifiti was knocked out cold in a pub brawl by Dane Cordner(Boyds bro)

Fell awkwardly..broke leg.
any word on what sort of pants Cordners brother was wearing at the time? Wightonesque 3/4 length?
Naked from the waist down I'm hearing..
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Post by Johno » December 4, 2018, 12:51 pm

Hes a fringe first grader isnt he?
Could get hit hard with fine and suspension then

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Post by kiwi raider » December 4, 2018, 3:40 pm

-PJ- wrote:
December 4, 2018, 6:30 am
kiwi raider wrote:
December 3, 2018, 1:39 pm
-PJ- wrote:
December 3, 2018, 11:42 am
Saifiti was knocked out cold in a pub brawl by Dane Cordner(Boyds bro)

Fell awkwardly..broke leg.
any word on what sort of pants Cordners brother was wearing at the time? Wightonesque 3/4 length?
Naked from the waist down I'm hearing..
Hmmm, indecent exposure and assault, I think we can all agree that that’s a far less serious crime than jacks pants

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

Post by greeneyed » December 10, 2018, 3:08 pm

Newcastle Knights sign Kurt Mann to end 2021 after Dragons release

The Newcastle Knights have signed utility Kurt Mann to a three-year deal after Mann was released by the St George Illawarra Dragons.

He was granted a release from the final year of his St George Illawarra contract to join Newcastle, where he'll fill the 29th spot in the club's 30-man roster for 2019.

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Post by zim » December 10, 2018, 3:12 pm

I'd question their line of thinking but Buderus did well in making Griffin a serviceable hooker so maybe they'll be able to do the same with Mann.
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