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Where will the Knights finish in 2019?

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Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by greeneyed » December 22, 2018, 10:34 am

Newcastle Knights: 2019 Round 1 predicted team

NRL.com's predicted Round 1 team:

1. Connor Watson
2, Shaun Kenny-Dowall
3. Jesse Ramien
4. Hymel Hunt
5. Edrick Lee
6. Kalyn Ponga
7. Mitchell Pearce
8. David Klemmer
9. Danny Levi
10. Tim Glasby
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12. Sione Mata'utia
13. Aidan Guerra

14. Kurt Mann
15. Daniel Saifiti
16. Herman Ese'ese
17. James Gavet

Other squad members: Mitch Barnett, Slade Griffin (injured), Brodie Jones, Josh King, Mason Lino, Tautau Moga (injured), Nathan Ross, Jacob Saifiti, Pasami Saulo, Sam Stone, Zac Woolford

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by Dusty » December 22, 2018, 10:46 am

I think that side is capable of going deep


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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by Toviii » December 22, 2018, 11:14 am

I just don’t know if Ponga at 5/8th offers more than Ponga at fullback


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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by Northern Raider » December 22, 2018, 12:01 pm

3/4 line looks much stronger. Still an issue at 1 and 6. Whichever one Ponga plays leaves a gap at the other.

Surprised they didn't include Barnett in top 17.
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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by gergreg » December 22, 2018, 12:17 pm

I think they're a better side with Ponga at the back. He can still get his hands on the ball a few times during a set and his defensive workload is much less. He'd have backrowers running at him all game in the frontline. I don't know that Pearce and Ponga actually complement each other in the halves either.

Either Watson or Mann at 6 and agreed on Barnett, there has to be space in the 17 for him.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by zim » December 22, 2018, 10:07 pm

Levi starting is a weak first choice.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by julian87 » December 23, 2018, 5:39 am

I can’t see Barnett missing out. He’s better than Mata’utia.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by bonehead » December 23, 2018, 5:06 pm

zim wrote:Levi starting is a weak first choice.
won't be there, Kurt Mann is their 9.
By all reports Levi shopped hard could be a sea egirl

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by zim » December 23, 2018, 5:11 pm

bonehead wrote:
December 23, 2018, 5:06 pm
zim wrote:Levi starting is a weak first choice.
won't be there, Kurt Mann is their 9.
By all reports Levi shopped hard could be a sea eagle
That's what I've seen too. Brown just seems happy to have a hooker that can feed the ball and defend well. I guess you have to make compromises somewhere given they have Pearce and Ponga in the halves, Klemmer at prop.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 8, 2019, 6:14 am

New culture for Newcastle: Knights impose whopping fines over bad behaviour

Jacob Saifiti has been slapped with a fine the equivalent of 25 per cent of his salary, under tough new sanctions imposed by the Knights. The club’s CEO Phil Gardner explained the rationale behind the eye-watering $50,000 fine ($25,000 suspended), saying the football committee was sending a clear message to the playing group.

Saifiti was involved in an altercation with Boyd Cordner’s brother Dane outside the Greenroof Hotel in Hamilton in December. The 22-year-old prop was knocked out in the fight and suffered a broken leg.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by gergreg » January 8, 2019, 9:59 am

Oooof. Lost the fight, broke a leg and 25g's.
I wonder if this is a gentle push out the Newcastle door. Maybe he is excess?

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by Jake » January 8, 2019, 10:08 am

gergreg wrote:Oooof. Lost the fight, broke a leg and 25g's.
I wonder if this is a gentle push out the Newcastle door. Maybe he is excess?

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I'd take him though. Still don't know why we let Knight go.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by bonehead » January 8, 2019, 2:32 pm

the other saifiti is better but at $200k he's cheap enough

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2019, 9:26 am

The Knights will be a vastly different team in 2019 as competition for spots gets serious

Fox Sports Knights’ best 17

1 Connor Watson
2 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
3 Tautau Moga
4 Jesse Ramien
5 Edrick Lee
6 Kalyn Ponga
7 Mitchell Pearce
8 David Klemmer
9 Danny Levi
10 Tim Glasby
11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12 Sione Mata’utia
13 Aidan Guerra

14 Kurt Mann
15 Mitch Barnett
16 Herman Ese’ese
17 Daniel Saifiti

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Post by -TW- » January 11, 2019, 5:41 pm

Newcastle Knights centre Tautau Moga charged with common assault

The NRL has been hit with yet another off-field scandal with Newcastle centre Tautau Moga charged with common assault. Moga, 25, allegedly hit a taxi driver in Newcastle on Boxing Day and was subsequently charged by police on January 9. He will face court on March 21.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by gergreg » January 11, 2019, 6:52 pm

Does it ever end? I don't understand why these entitled **** continue to get themselves into these types of situations. Oh sorry, yes I do, the NRL is an organisation that enables this sort of behaviour.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by Manchild » January 11, 2019, 7:01 pm

There are also rumours of one Pitchell Dearce getting into a fight at a wedding.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by LP Raider » January 11, 2019, 7:30 pm

K.Mann could possibly start the season @ hooker.

Pitchell Dearce, never heard of him. Pitchell Mearce perhaps, honestly I don't really care anymore.

I'm more interested in what Lindsey Pelas is up to these days.

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Post by Sid » January 11, 2019, 11:02 pm

Tautau Moga charged with common assault

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by julian87 » January 12, 2019, 2:06 am

I’d be cutting my losses and moving him on if I were them. One of the more over rated players in recent years coming off 2 knee recos at the same time.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by -PJ- » January 12, 2019, 5:08 am

LP Raider wrote:
January 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
K.Mann could possibly start the season @ hooker.

Pitchell Dearce, never heard of him. Pitchell Mearce perhaps, honestly I don't really care anymore.

I'm more interested in what Lindsey Pelas is up to these days.
Do you mean Lindsey Pelas and her "genetically gifted" physique ??
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Post by RTW » January 12, 2019, 6:25 am

julian87 wrote:I’d be cutting my losses and moving him on if I were them. One of the more over rated players in recent years coming off 2 knee recos at the same time.
I agree but it also highlights the ridiculousness of the situation. The knights can act strong by handing a large fine on the Saffiti boy and tearing up Mogas contract. Whilst covering up incident after incident of another high profile player who is integral to them having a winning season.


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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 20, 2019, 5:51 pm

Newcastle Knights' $20m centre of excellence on track for 2020

The Newcastle Knights hope to be based at their $20 million centre of excellence by next year. Knights chief executive officer Philip Gardner and NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres turned the first sod of soil on the 6000-square-metre complex at Broadmeadow on Wednesday.

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Re: Newcastle Knights 2019

Post by greeneyed » March 6, 2019, 8:31 pm

Mitchell Pearce named Newcastle Knights sole captain

The Newcastle Knights handed the captaincy reins to Mitchell Pearce as they launched their 2019 Telstra Premiership season at NEX on Wednesday evening.

The 29-year-old will take on the senior role as part of a five-man leadership group which includes former co-captain Jamie Buhrer, Aidan Guerra, Tim Glasby and Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

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