Full Time
91:00
6:00pm Fri March 9, 2018
Round 1 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 23516
89min

Field Goal: Knights
Kicked by Mitchell Pearce.

Pearce slots the field goal after a quick play the ball! Knights get up!

Sea Eagles lead Knights 19 - 18 Sea Eagles
87min

Brock Lamb has a crack at field goal and it's charged down. Knights regather and Guerra almost scores.

86min

Pearce shapes for a field goal, but steps the defence and chips for Ross. Uate knocks on, Ross regathers and grubbers through but the Manly defence knock it dead. 6 more for the Knights.

86min

Another DCE field goal attempt is waved away.

86min

Tanginoa tries to kill himself with a damaging hit up, ploughing into Barnett.

85min

DCE was set for afield goal attempt but the rushing defence denied him. Time to swap sides.

84min

Pearce kicks the skin off that field goal attempt and shaves the left side of the post and is waved away.

83min

DCE with a shot at the field goal but he's pushed it to the right of the posts.

82min

Both sides playing risk free football so far, both playing up the middle and kicking to the corners.

80min

Full time and we're off to the point of gold

78min

SCRUM MANLY - Pearce with a nice kick finds touch 15 metres from the Manly line.

77min

Penalty Goal: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE from just off centre and 39 metres out and he nails it.

Tied up at Knights 18 - 18 Sea Eagles
76min

PENALTY MANLY - Knights offside. Manly 38m out and look set to be taking a shot at penalty goal to level scores.

74min

Manly manage to keep the Knights out after several repeat sets.

72min

Knights get a repeat set after Manly knock a grubber dead.

72min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly offside. Knights stay on the attack.

72min

Ross denied a try in the corner after DCE hits his outstretched arm

70min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Jake Trbojevic pinged for backchatting, ending a sloppy minute of play where both sides had lost control of the ball.

69min

SCRUM MANLY - Pearce looking to pass out the back but instead hits Barnett who doesn't know whats going on.

68min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce's crossfield kick is dropped by the Manly defenders. Knights get another set just 10m from the Manly line.

68min

Ponga almost slices through again.

67min

Croker spills the ball and Barnett regathers a metre from the tryline and gets across the Manly line b ut is held up by Kelly.

66min

Nice grubber by Brock Lamb is cleaned up well by Taufua in his own in-goal, but manages to get into the field of play.

64min

Turnover after Watsons knocks on, on the last tackle

62min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Fonua Blake with a dumb penalty, tries to hurdle Ross playing the ball.

62min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga from almost in front converts and the Knights lead with 20 to go.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 18 - 16 Sea Eagles
61min

Try: Knights
Scored by Lachlan Fitzgibbon. Kick to come.

Pearce with a tidy short ball to Fitzgibbon who hits and spins then crashes over.

Tied up at Knights 16 - 16 Sea Eagles
60min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly off-side

59min

DCE goes himself short side but loses the ball in a tackle by Ponga. Turn over.

58min

Taufua close to scoring but is ruled to be held up, with Ponga again pivotal.

56min

PENALTY MANLY - Watson collects Croker very high, no malice or injuries. Just sloppy.

55min

DCE kicks into a Knights player and collects the ricochet, then makes a break but is brought down 15m shy of the line.

53min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Fonua-Blake pinged for not playing the ball properly.

52min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE from touch misses by plenty

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 16 Sea Eagles
51min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Brian Kelly. Kick to come.

Kelly scores after holding the ball up and threatening to flick it to his outside man. The defence held off him too much and Kelly made them pay.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 16 Sea Eagles
49min

DROP OUT - KNIGHTS - Tom Trbojevic with a deft grubber and chase, but the Knights force it dead. Manly stay on the attack.

48min

PENALTY MANLY - Knights players offside

48min

Ponga with a stunning trysaving tackle to deny Uate a try in the corner

47min

PENALTY MANLY - Knights trying to work the tackled player. Manly take the quick tap. Deep inside the Knights half now.

47min

Strong bullocking run by Taufua

43min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Sironen gives away a dumb penalty after pushing Ponga over after the tackle was completed. Knights on the attack now.

43min

Croker offloads to no one and the Knights regain possession.

40min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - DCE drops it ice cold.

40min

Citrus break is done for and we're back.

40min

Players couldn't be bothered setting the scrum and walk off for oranges instead

39min

SCRUM MANLY - Pearce nabbed for a forward pass.

39min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Koroisau thrashing about trying to get to his feet, loses the ball clean. Knights 35 metres from the Manly line.

39min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE from practically right in front adds the extras.

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Sea Eagles
38min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Shaun Lane. Kick to come.

Lane receives a great short ball from Koroisau at dummy half and plants it next to the upright.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 10 Sea Eagles
38min

PENALTY MANLY - Buhrer offside as Taufua nearly scored however was pinged for double movement.

37min

PENALTY MANLY - Knights holding down too long. Manly 10m from the Knights line

36min

PENALTY MANLY - Knights ruled off side on the first tackle.

35min

SCRUM MANLY - Pearce kicks for touch and finds it 10 metres out from the Manly line.

33min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga converts

Sea Eagles lead Knights 12 - 6 Sea Eagles
32min

Try: Knights
Scored by Slade Griffin. Kick to come.

Griffin from dummy half darts over, bumps off the defence low and spins to get over the line and score

Sea Eagles lead Knights 10 - 6 Sea Eagles
31min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly again with hands on the ball.

30min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - 3 scrums in a row now! Sironen drops it cold on the first play from the scrum.

29min

SCRUM MANLY - SKD on the first hit up spills the pill. Manly 10m out from the Knights line

29min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Tom Trbojevic very nearly takes a chip kick to score, but knocks on into Ponga's hands.

25min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - A poor DCE pass to Croker was fumbled forwards into Tom Trbojevic's hands.

22min

PENALTY MANLY - Hands on the ball. Knights discipline dropping off in the last few minutes.

21min

PENALTY MANLY - Knights holding on too long in the tackle.

19min

A DCE grubber very nearly produces a try for Kelly, who has grounded the ball dead.

15min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Eventually. Uate penalised for something trivial and petty.

13min

SCRUM MANLY - Guerra tries for an offload and loses the ball. Manly off the hook.

12min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce kicks for SKD, but the ball is batted dead by Taufua. Knights get 6 again and are 10m from the Manly line,

11min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly inside the ten.

9min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Daly Cherry-Evans.

DCE from touch and looking into the sun slots the extras

Tied up at Knights 6 - 6 Sea Eagles
8min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Jorge Taufua. Kick to come.

A good string of catching and passing to the left side by Manly gives Taufua a stroll over for a four pointer.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 6 - 4 Sea Eagles
7min

A DCE half chip-half bomb is missed by everyone before being cleaned up by the Knights, who are forced in goal

4min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga curls the kick in and the Knights go up by 6.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 6 - 0 Sea Eagles
3min

Try: Knights
Scored by Kalyn Ponga. Kick to come.

Ponga gets outside Sironen and crashes over for a strong try.

Sea Eagles lead Knights 4 - 0 Sea Eagles
3min

Ponga slips through the defence 6m out from the Manly line and may have scored

2min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Newcastle's quick play the balls catching the Manly defence lying all over the ruck. Knights on the attack now.

1min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Ponga collected high after catching a chip kick

All of Newcastle have turned up to watch their side take on Manly. And we're underway!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Henry Perenara

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (19)
Tries: Kalyn Ponga, Slade Griffin, Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (1/1)
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (18)
Tries: Jorge Taufua, Shaun Lane, Brian Kelly
Field Goals:
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)