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Newcastle Knights 2018

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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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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

Yep, they'll go alright this year.



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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

Post by -PJ- » January 23, 2018, 8:32 am

Unfortunately they'll improve....
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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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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Re: Newcastle Knights 2018

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.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/09/buh ... -roosters/
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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.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/14/new ... pposition/
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