Round 25 Discussion

Big Pete

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs
ANZ Stadium, Thursday 28 August 2014
Kickoff 7:45pm

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Alan Shortall; Sideline Officials: Ricky MacFarlane, Russell Turner; Video Referees: Bernard Sutton, Luke Phillips;

1. Sam Perrett 2. Corey Thompson 3. Josh Morris 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Mitch Brown 6. Moses Mbye 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Ennis 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Tony Williams 13. Greg Eastwood
14. Reni Maitua 15. Dale Finucane 16. David Klemmer 17. Pat O'Hanlon 19. Harlan Alaalatoa

1. Greg Inglis 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dylan Walker 4. Kirisome Auva'a 5. Lote Tuqiri 6. Luke Keary 7. Adam Reynolds 8. George Burgess 9. Issac Luke 10. David Tyrrell 11. Kyle Turner 12. Chris McQueen 13. Sam Burgess
14. Jason Clark 15. Ben Lowe 16. Luke Burgess 17. Thomas Burgess 18. Bryson Goodwin 19. Joe Picker
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLcbysou

[HR][/HR] Brisbane Broncos v St. George Illawarra Dragons
Suncorp Stadium, Friday 29 August 2014
Kickoff 7:45pm

Referees: Ben Cummins, Dave Munro; Sideline Officials: Brett Suttor, Nick Beashel; Video Referees: Steve Clark, Luke Patten;

1. Justin Hodges 2. Daniel Vidot 3. Jack Reed 4. Dale Copley 5. Lachlan Maranta 6. Ben Barba 7. Ben Hunt 8. Josh McGuire 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Corey Parker 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Sam Thaiday
14. Jarrod Wallace 15. Martin Kennedy 16. Ben Hannant 17. Corey Oates 18. Todd Lowrie

1. Gerard Beale 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Dugan 4. Peter Mata'utia 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Benji Marshall 8. Ben Creagh 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jack de Belin 11. Leeson Ah Mau 12. Joel Thompson 13. Trent Merrin
14. Tyson Frizell 15. Michael Cooper 16. Will Matthews 17. Kyle Stanley 19. Nathan Green 20. Bronson Harrison 25. Jack Stockwell
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLbrisgi

[HR][/HR] Newcastle Knights v Parramatta Eels
Hunter Stadium, Saturday 30 August 2014
Kickoff 3:00pm

Referees: Adam Devcich, Grant Atkins; Sideline Officials: Adam Reid, Dave Ryan; Video Referees: Bernard Sutton, Steve Folkes;

1. Kurt Gidley 2. Chanel Mata'utia 3. Dane Gagai 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Sione Mata'utia 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. David Fa'alogo 9. Adam Clydsdale 10. Willie Mason 11. Beau Scott 12. Robbie Rochow 13. Adam Cuthbertson
14. Travis Waddell 15. Korbin Sims 17. Chris Houston 18. Timana Tahu

1. Jarryd Hayne 2. Semi Radradra 3. William Hopoate 4. Ryan Morgan 5. Vai Toutai 6. Corey Norman 7. Chris Sandow 8. Tim Mannah 9. Isaac De Gois 10. Junior Paulo 11. Ken Edwards 12. Tepai Moeroa 13. Joseph Paulo
14. Peni Terepo 15. David Gower 16. Darcy Lussick 17. Ben Smith 18. Pauli Pauli
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLnewpar

[HR][/HR] Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers
GIO Stadium, Saturday 30 August 2014
Kickoff 5:30pm

Referees: Henry Perenara, Adam Gee; Sideline Officials: Dan Eastwood, Luke Potter; Video Referees: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips;

1. Jack Wighton 2. Bill Tupou 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Jeremy Hawkins 5. Edrick Lee 6. Anthony Milford 7. Mitch Cornish 8. Shannon Boyd 9. Glen Buttriss 10. Dane Tilse 11. Josh Papalii 12. Jarrad Kennedy 13. Joel Edwards
14. Josh McCrone 15. Matt McIlwrick 16. Kyle O'Donnell 17. Paul Vaughan

1. Jy Hitchcox 2. Sitaleki Akauola 3. Cory Paterson 4. Chris Lawrence 5. Pat Richards 6. Blake Austin 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Aaron Woods 9. Robbie Farah 10. Matthew Lodge 11. Curtis Sironen 12. Bodene Thompson 13. Adam Blair
14. Ava Seumanufagai 15. Martin Taupau 16. Sauaso Sue 17. Jack Buchanan
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLcanwst

[HR][/HR] Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm
Allianz Stadium, Saturday 30 August 2014
Kickoff 7:30pm

Referees: Jared Maxwell, Gavin Morris; Sideline Officials: Steve Carrall, Paul Holland; Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten;

1. Anthony Minichiello 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Sam Moa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Aidan Guerra
14. Mitchell Aubusson 15. Isaac Liu 16. Dylan Napa 17. Frank Paul Nuuausala

1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Will Chambers 4. Mahe Fonua 5. Marika Koroibete 6. Ben Roberts 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe
14. Tim Glasby 15. Tohu Harris 16. Dayne Weston 17. Jordan McLean 18. Junior Moors 19. Justin O'Neill
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLsydmel

[HR][/HR] New Zealand Warriors v Gold Coast Titans
Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 31 August 2014
Kickoff 2:00pm

Referees: Gavin Badger, Chris James; Sideline Officials: Michael Wise, Anthony Elliott; Video Referees: Alan Shortall, Ben Galea;

1. Sam Tomkins 2. Ngani Laumape 3. Konrad Hurrell 4. Dominique Peyroux 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Thomas Leuluai 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Jacob Lillyman 9. Nathan Friend 10. Ben Matulino 11. Ben Henry 12. Simon Mannering 13. Sione Lousi
14. Sam Rapira 15. Suaia Matagi 16. Sebastine Ikahihifo 17. Jayson Bukuya 18. John Palavi

1. William Zillman 2. Kalifa Faifai Loa 3. James Roberts 4. Brad Takairangi 5. Anthony Don 6. Aidan Sezer 7. Daniel Mortimer 8. Luke Bailey 9. Beau Falloon 10. Matt White 11. Mark Minichiello 12. Paul Carter 13. Greg Bird
14. Mark Ioane 15. Cody Nelson 16. Tom Kingston 17. Maurice Blair 19. David Mead
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLwargld

[HR][/HR] Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers
Brookvale Oval, Sunday 31 August 2014
Kickoff 3:00pm

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Reynolds; Sideline Officials: Jason Walsh, Jeff Younis; Video Referees: Steve Chiddy, Luke Phillips;

1. Brett Stewart 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Jamie Lyon 4. Steve Matai 5. Peta Hiku 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Starling 9. Matt Ballin 10. Brenton Lawrence 11. Anthony Watmough 12. Tom Symonds 13. Jamie Buhrer
14. Jesse Sene-Lefao 15. Justin Horo 16. James Hasson 17. Jason King

1. Matt Moylan 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Jamal Idris 5. Dallin Watene Zelezniak 6. William Smith 7. Jamie Soward 8. Nigel Plum 9. Kevin Kingston 10. Sam McKendry 11. Sika Manu 12. Matt Robinson 13. Adam Docker
14. Lewis Brown 15. Jeremy Latimore 16. Ben Murdoch-Masila 17. Tim Grant
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLmanpen


[HR][/HR] North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
1300SMILES Stadium, Monday 1 September 2014
Kickoff 7:00pm

Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris Sutton; Sideline Officials: Brett Suttor, Grant Atkins; Video Referees: Jared Maxwell, Steve Folkes;

1. Michael Morgan 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tautau Moga 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Robert Lui 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. Matthew Scott 9. Rory Kostjasyn 10. Ashton Sims 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jason Taumalolo
14. Ray Thompson 15. Scott Bolton 16. Glenn Hall 17. James Tamou

1. Michael Gordon 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Blake Ayshford 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Valentine Holmes 6. Daniel Holdsworth 7. Jeff Robson 8. Tim Robinson 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Matt Prior 11. Tinirau Arona 12. Tupou Sopoaga 13. Chris Heighington
14. Pat Politoni 15. Junior Roqica 16. Sione Masima 17. Scott Sorenson
Official Match Hashtag: #NRLnqlcro
 

Big Pete

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Team Changes

Bulldogs - No changes
Souths - George Burgess returns. Brother Luke returns to the bench with Picker slipping off.

Broncos - No changes
Dragons - No changes

Knights - Jarrod Mullen returns in place of Dobson. Tahu is named to play his first game of the season off the bench.
Parramatta - Unchanged

Raiders - Cornish replaces McCrone in the starting halves position in the only change.
Tigers - Richards returns to the wing, pushing Paterson to the centres, Austin into five eighth and Moses to halfback for Brooks who is out with a hamstring strain.

Roosters - SBW pushes into the starting place with Guerra moving to lock and FPN to the bench. Moa is named to start with Napa on the bench.
Melbourne - Jesse Bromwich returns, pushing McLean back to the bench in the only change.

Warriors - Peyroux has been named in the centres with Laumape moving to the wing in place of injured rookie Fusitua. Rapira comes onto the bench for Mateo who has been dropped while Lousi and Ikahihifo switch places.
Titans - No changes. Mead a chance of being a late inclusion.

Manly - No changes.
Panthers - No changes have been made but it's been confirmed that Kingston will be missing.

Cowboys - Taumalolo & Cooper switch in the only changes.
Sharks - Wright & Brown are out. Ayshford pushes to the centres with Arona coming into the backrow while Holdsworth plays at five eighth.
 

Ari Gold

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Really? I always find it so surprising. I'll get an email from one of the betting company's promoting some special for the game and I'll be like oh, that's right, there's a game on. Always seems to underwhelm me after finding out though.
 

Cult3

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No changes to either teams tonight.

Can I just say, I really like my Thursday night footy?
I like it too. I whinge about the ads on the 2nd friday night game all the time and have started to wait 12 hours and watch it on the NRL app.
 

Big Pete

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The matches 9 chose have been far from pleasing, I still have no idea what they were thinking selecting the Dogs & Tigers for example but I like that these matches get their own night and gives the fans an opportunity to get invested and digest all the action on both Thursday and Friday night.

I've never been a fan of the double header on Friday nights. One game invariably becomes background noise and I rarely get around to watching it.
 

Battler

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I can't believe that I'm going for Souths, but them winning opens up another possibility of us getting into the eight (I can see the dogs choking against the Titans in the last round).
 

Big Pete

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Dogs already getting carried away in defence.

Can't believe they weren't penalised...nor can I believe they won the first penalty for a flop.
 

Super Freak

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I almost panicked earlier.

I was on the computer and I heard Sterlo and Johns talking. For a moment there I thought it was Friday and I didn't make the trip in to Brisbane to watch the game!

Then I saw the Thursday Night Footy sign..
 

Big Pete

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Dogs are playing dirty.

Professional foul from Hodkinson on Burgess. Should be binned.

Ennis obviously did his homework. Fair penalty but gee, Ennis certainly played his part.
 
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Big Pete

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Try Mitch Brown.

Good run by T-Rex in the lead up and nice work from Mybe and Morris in the lead up.

6-0 Dogs

8 minutes in.
 

Big Pete

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That was a bad pass from Keary there. McQueen still should have taken it, but for the type of line he was running, Keary really needed soft hands there.

I was impressed with him against the Broncos, Luke, but I just don't know if he was the combinations he needs with his outside men...will be interesting to see how he learns from that play.
 

Battler

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McQueen is, and has been rubbish for a long, long time now. I hope he gets dropped in origin next year for a prop (Te'o leaving shouldn't save him).
 

Big Pete

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About time for Souths.

TRY to Burgess.

Honestly, Dogs should have somebody in the bin. The amount of crap in the ruck tonight is unbelievable.

Ennis has been a massive grub tonight, was poetic that his missed tackle was responsible for that try.
 

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