THE Sydney Roosters stayed in touch with the top four after a 28-16 defeat of Newcastle at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Saturday night. It was a toughly fought encounter which slightly boiled over in the second half.
NEWCASTLE travelled to Sydney's west to take on the Panthers in round 16 of the Jersey Flegg competition.
THE Newcastle Knights put themselves back into Premier League?s top 8 after a 23-16 win over the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium on Saturday night. At the moment, they are the only side in the top 8 with a negative differential, which may come back to haunt them if it costs them a spot in the finals this year.
PARRAMATTA put an end to their two game losing streak with a 44-6 demolition of the Newcastle Knights on Saturday night. After other results went their way, the Eels now sit atop the Premier League ladder after 20 rounds.
THE Newcastle Knights suffered another heart-breaking loss on the weekend. They went down 42-40 to the Manly Sea Eagles, which puts a huge dent in their finals aspirations. After the weekends results, they still find themselves in eighth position, but their grip is slipping quickly.
THE Newcastle Knights finals chances are still alive, but only just after they escaped with a 28-all draw against North Sydney, after leading 16-0 at the break and 28-4 with twenty minutes remaining. Only poor goal-kicking by the Bears was the saving grace.
A typical winter's day in Newcastle greeted Newcastle and Balmain Ryde in their round 18 encounter. There was a strong south/south-westerly wind blowing down the field when the teams ran out. Newcastle had the benefit of what was most likely a 16-18 point breeze at their backs in the first half and failed to used it.
THE Newcastle Knights hosted the Sharks in their round 14 Jersey Flegg encounter. The Sharks started as favourites as they were running 3rd, 2 points off the competition lead. The Knights stayed in 6th position even after their shock (and at times controversial) last round loss to the Magpies.
8TH placed Wests travelled to EnergyAustralia Stadium to take on the 6th placed Knights in their round 13 encounter. The Knights had come off a controversial 24-22 loss to the table-topping Dragons. The Magpies in comparison were coming off a 32-24 win over the 7th placed Souths Juniors.
SHOWERS greeted the players as they ran onto EnergyAustralia Stadium for the round 17 encounter between the Newcastle Knights, running 7th and 4th placed Sydney Roosters. The Knights were severely understrength for this match as once again, their never-ending injury toll ate into their Premier League side.