THE Knights team outclassed the Melbourne Storm side tonight in Newcastle, defeating them by 44-28, but did not have it all their way.
A wet evening at Telstra Stadium, still with a good crowd turnout, saw the favourites, the Canterbury Bulldogs defeat the Parramatta Eels by 30 - 10.
ALI Lauiti'iti hopes to receive a clearance on Friday to resume training next week.
THE first game at home in 2003 for the Parramatta Eels, and they performed in style in front of the home crowd defeating the Knights by 30-12.
WINNING at Leichardt Oval in front of the notorious Tigers fans is not always easy, but the Canberra Raiders spoilt the party beating the home side by 15 - 8.
IN a hard fought battle, in front of the notorious Newcastle crowd, the Roosters have handed the Knights their first loss of 2003, winning 14 - 10.
A good performance by the Melbourne team at home saw them hand Penrith a loss by 42 -16.
A very interesting game, and one hard to pick beforehand, but the Eels have come away with the win by 19-6
GREAT atmosphere at North Power Stadium in Gosford however the home team couldn't quite secure the win, going down to the Panthers by 28 - 12
AN ideal start to Round 24 for the Newcastle Knights, who have soundly beaten the Brisbane Broncos 40-10.