AUSTRALIA'S leading bookmakers today rushed to virtually dismiss Newcastle as a premiership no-hoper upon confirmation Andrew Johns would miss the rest of the National Rugby League season. Most bookies suspended betting on all things involving the Knights when news began to filter through this afternoon that something was amiss with the champion halfback and Test captain.
THE Penrith Panthers have made a miraculous second half comeback to down the Newcastle Knights today 34-30 at Energy Australia Stadium
DRAGONS got off to a flying start with tries to Shaun Timmins (3rd Min) and young winger Ben Creagh (10th Min) with both tries converted to have a 12-0 lead after 10 minutes. Both tries were from Broncos own mistakes.
PANTHERS high flying winger Luke Rooney has been ruled out of tonight's clash with Manly due to a strained quad muscle.
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NEW Zealand Warriors hooker Tevita Latu has been suspended for one match following the judiciary found Latu guilty of a grade one dangerous throw which will see him miss the important clash with the Roosters at Aussie Stadium.
NEWCASTLE Knights pair Robbie O'Davis and Timana Tahu are set for their return this Sunday against St George Illawarra Dragons at OKI Jubilee Stadium.
THE New Zealand Warriors have defeated the Sydney Roosters 26-24 at Aussie Stadium, Sydney.
ST Helen's prop Darren Britt has been forced to retire from Rugby League due to a severe head injury he recieved in last week's match against Hull.
WESTS Tigers have bounced back from a loss to last-placed Souths and have beaten the Broncos 12-10 in a hard fought battle at Suncorp Stadium.