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“They’re a bit more unpredictable now with Turbo out"


That’s the thoughts of Newcastle Knights winger Edrick Lee with Manly’s key playmaker Tom Trbojevich out of the side.

The Sea Eagles fullback has been sidelined for up to nine weeks after re-injuring his hamstring.

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It’ll mean a whole different approach for the red and blue.

“They’re a bit more unpredictable now with Turbo out at the back,” Lee said.

“We’ll use video to see where we can win the game.”

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One thing for sure… the Knights might have a bit of extra intel into his replacement.

A former Knight, Brendan Elliot is set to take reigns of the no. 1 spot.

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As for where Saturday’s matchup will be won?

Lee believes it will be a battle of the big men this weekend.

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“If our forwards can stand up against the Manly forward pack, it will put us in a good position to win the game,” he added.

“If we can stick to our game plan, making sure we are in the grind early on.

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“It’s just a matter of us making sure we complete our sets, really get in to the grind of the game to earn the right to use the ball.”

The home crowd will again be a plus.

The Knights just have to use it to their advantage.

“It was something we spoke about early in the pre-season to make McDonald Jones Stadium a fortress again,” Lee maintained.