Round 5 vs Newcastle Knights

Chris M

SGI NSW Cup

KNIGHTS v DRAGONS

Friday, 8pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Knights:
Dane Gagai is likely to return at centre in place of Dylan Lucas after missing round 4 due to a medical condition. Leo Thompson returns from suspension.

Dragons: No changes expected at the Dragons following their big win over the Sea Eagles.
 

Eric

Moderator

KNIGHTS v DRAGONS

Friday, 8pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Knights:
Dane Gagai is likely to return at centre in place of Dylan Lucas after missing round 4 due to a medical condition. Leo Thompson returns from suspension.

Dragons: No changes expected at the Dragons following their big win over the Sea Eagles.
Have an excellent chance but still worried about the speed of their outside backs compared to ours. I guess that's going to be the case every week until a few changes are made.
 

Chris M

SGI NSW Cup

Dragons team:​

  1. Tyrell Sloan
  2. Zac Lomax
  3. Moses Suli
  4. Jack Bird
  5. Mikaele Ravalawa
  6. Kyle Flanagan
  7. Ben Hunt
  8. Francis Molo
  9. Jacob Liddle
  10. Jack de Belin
  11. Luciano Leilua
  12. Jaydn Su’A
  13. Tom Eisenhuth
  14. Jesse Marschke
  15. Blake Lawrie
  16. Michael Molo
  17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  18. Hame Sele
 

jodragon40

SGI NSW Cup
I've got nothing, head scratcher for sure.
Cheers, I thought watching the game he offered us some go forward off the bench on the edges. 5 runs 53m, 23m post contact in the 25 minutes he was on. Perhaps the coach believes he needs more time and fitness through the KOE .
 

Eric

Moderator
I've got nothing, head scratcher for sure.
Cheers, I thought watching the game he offered us some go forward off the bench on the edges. 5 runs 53m, 23m post contact in the 25 minutes he was on. Perhaps the coach believes he needs more time and fitness through the KOE .
Surely Sele in, M. Molo out is going to be a late change. Until coach gives some of the young guns like Couchman's, Coric, Egan a go, I think this is almost the best pack if Sele is in fact a late addition. JDB is a better lock than prop. But if he can play more minutes by starting off the bench like last week, I'm happy with that. And Lawrie starting off the bench has been my go-to issue for a while. So if Sele is a late inclusion at prop and M. Molo goes back to 18th man, I like this forward pack. Best we've had in a while. Best since that narrow loss to Souths in the preliminary final just before JDB had his issue.
 

jodragon40

SGI NSW Cup

Dragons team:​

  1. Tyrell Sloan
  2. Zac Lomax
  3. Moses Suli
  4. Jack Bird
  5. Mikaele Ravalawa
  6. Kyle Flanagan
  7. Ben Hunt
  8. Francis Molo
  9. Jacob Liddle
  10. Jack de Belin
  11. Luciano Leilua
  12. Jaydn Su’A
  13. Tom Eisenhuth
  14. Jesse Marschke
  15. Blake Lawrie
  16. Michael Molo
  17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  18. Hame Sele
I like Lawrie off the bench that should be his spot from now on. But I don't like JDB at prop and starting in that position. I would have thought a Sele/ F Molo starting combo although it's only Sele 2nd game back but alas he appears to have been dropped. So we have a 4 prop rotation and JDB in my view is not a specialist or starting prop. You just have to trust that the coach knows what he is doing.
 

Eric

Moderator
I like Lawrie off the bench that should be his spot from now on. But I don't like JDB at prop and starting in that position. I would have thought a Sele/ F Molo starting combo although it's only Sele 2nd game back but alas he appears to have been dropped. So we have a 4 prop rotation and JDB in my view is not a specialist or starting prop. You just have to trust that the coach knows what he is doing.
Great minds think alike:cool:
 

RedV01

SGI NSW Cup
Surely Sele in, M. Molo out is going to be a late change. Until coach gives some of the young guns like Couchman's, Coric, Egan a go, I think this is almost the best pack if Sele is in fact a late addition. JDB is a better lock than prop. But if he can play more minutes by starting off the bench like last week, I'm happy with that. And Lawrie starting off the bench has been my go-to issue for a while. So if Sele is a late inclusion at prop and M. Molo goes back to 18th man, I like this forward pack. Best we've had in a while. Best since that narrow loss to Souths in the preliminary final just before JDB had his issue.
Why would the plan be to pick Sele as a late inclusion? Why not just pick him to start with?
 

Just a Mug Fan

SGI Jersey Flegg
Hame is injured and hasn't trained not sure is same injury.
Just looking at Hame games over last 4 years he has played 55 games out of possible 100.. Last year was his best 18 games
 

GCRV

SGI NSW Cup
Hame is injured and hasn't trained not sure is same injury.
Just looking at Hame games over last 4 years he has played 55 games out of possible 100.. Last year was his best 18 games
Hmmmmmm At least that explains why he wasn't named in the 17 but still don't understand why he was named as 18th man if he's injured.
 

jodragon40

SGI NSW Cup
Hame is injured and hasn't trained not sure is same injury.
Just looking at Hame games over last 4 years he has played 55 games out of possible 100.. Last year was his best 18 games
Cheers yes he is unfortunately one of those players that are injury prone. Yet we signed him on a 3yr contract, beggars belief to be honest.
 

Dave03

SGI Junior League
Cheers yes he is unfortunately one of those players that are injury prone. Yet we signed him on a 3yr contract, beggars belief to be honest.

That's what happens when you're desperate for talent. How much is he getting per year? 600k?

Yet we're happy to let talent walk out the door...
 
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