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Round 22 - Saturday 9th August @ 05:30pm
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L: 0
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Round 22 - Saturday 9th August @ 05:30pm
KNIGHTS vs. STORM
Hunter Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 10
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H-T: 16
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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Kurt Gidley has the kick to win it.. from the sideline. He is taking his time, putting it on the tee, looking up, once, twice.. here we go! Gidley steps in, hooks it over the posts! NEWCASTLE WIN!

Newcastle Knights 32-30

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

NEWCASTLE SCORE! WOW! They shifted it left but were shutdown. Fifteen seconds to go.. to the right and Uate slides in.

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PENALTY KNIGHTS - Cuthbertson was held and they continued to push.

Melbourne Storm 30-26

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Gidley rushes but puts it through.

Melbourne Storm 30-26

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Travis Waddell. Kick to come.

WOW! Waddell with the one-on-one steal, to give us a grandstand finish.

Melbourne Storm 30-24

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cam Smith to make it ten.. puts it between the sticks.

Melbourne Storm 30-20

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Kick to come.

FOUR FOR WAQA! The winger has sealed the win here at Newcastle. He used some footwork, to decieve Mata'utia and Gagai to score.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Great kick forced Slater to retrieve it right on his goal-line, Can the Knights pull off another upset.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Gidley makes it four the difference.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

Dane pulls a rabbit out of the hat there! From marker, goes himself and hoodwinks the defence.

Melbourne Storm 24-18

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PENALTY KNIGHTS - strip was after the tackle was completed.

Melbourne Storm 24-14

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PENALTY KNIGHTS - Roberts with a hip check.

Melbourne Storm 24-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cameron Smith with a conversion, to make it a dozen the difference.. slightly in but can't convert.

Melbourne Storm 24-14

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Will Chambers. Kick to come.

That was one from the right Chamber(s) as Will was struggling and struggling, until he got the ball down. His 50th NRL try as well.

Melbourne Storm 24-14

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Sione Mata'utia makes an unforced error.

Cooper Cronk with a great spiralling bomb, catches Mata'utia, who drops it.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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PENALTY Knights - the inside chasers were offside after Chambers second kick.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ben Roberts makes an unforced error.

Roberts with a good run, undone by an error.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! Snowden was held up by Slater. Changeover.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: Kade Snowden tries to burrow in, checking grounding.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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PENALTY Knights - Roberts went around, his own player.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

This to put the Storm ahead by eight, Cameron Smith from the sideline.. sprays it.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! That was a good spin and grab, from Waqa.. he just got it inside the touchline.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: Waqa might have his hat-trick, checking grounding.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

A tough one for Gidley to level things here.. he couldn't swing it over.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Chanel Mata'utia. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! The winger got airborne and got the ball down.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: Chanel Mata'utia, in the thick of the action, might have a TRY.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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PENALTY Knights! They will have an entire set on the Storm line.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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PENALTY Knights - Sione Mata'utia is caught high again by Tim Glasby.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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A bit delayed but Tim Glasby is ON REPORT for an earlier hit on Mata'utia.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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KICK-OFF! Here we go again!

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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We're back for the second half.. Knights to kick-off..

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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HALFTIME :: Melbourne lead 16-10 after coming out of the gates quickly.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

This is Smith's hardest assignment, from the sideline, can he make it 3/3? No he can't thanks to the post.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Kick to come.

A simple set play - Harris turned, offloaded to Slater then it was robotic reality, as Slater found Waqa who stepped inside and scored.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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PENALTY Storm - Cronk chipped through for himself, tried to regather but was taken out by Roberts.

Melbourne Storm 12-10

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Marika Koroibete makes an unforced error.

Dear, oh dear, Storm with an error deep in their own half.

Melbourne Storm 12-10

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PENALTY Storm - the ball was held in the scrum, forcing the Knights to unbind early.

Melbourne Storm 12-10

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Chris Houston makes an unforced error.

Koroibete was allowed to take the bomb and was wrapped up by his opposite before flinging a pass in hope, backwards, being knocked on by Houston.

Melbourne Storm 12-10

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

Gidley swings the conversion wide.

Melbourne Storm 12-10

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Tyrone Roberts. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! That was a circus trick from Tyrone Roberts! The kick was spilled by Chambers, Roberts gobbled it up, juggled it, kicked it but importantly got it down.

Melbourne Storm 12-10

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VIDEO REFEREE: Tyrone Roberts might have a TRY.. check contest and grounding.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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More easy passage for the Knights, as the Storm concede another PENALTY.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Kurt Gidley with his first conversion of the night, pots it over.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Chris Houston. Kick to come.

TRY-TIME for the 150 gamer! Quick hands gave Uate the space, the winger fended off Koroibete, before stepping inside and delivering the easy points to Houston.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Joseph Leilua makes an unforced error.

It is quite clunky from the Knights, they eyed the space, Roberts tried giving early ball to Leilua but it was behind the centre.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY Knights - Koroibete screamed in to take Gagai, going high.. referees waved play-on before the Storm strip it 2-on-1.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY Knights - blocking. Can the Knights make use of these starts..

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Roberts tries kicking for his winger after the intercept when he put it through hands. Billy Slater was there to take the ball and earn the PENALTY for a tackle in the air.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY Newcastle - Ryan Hoffman was stuck in a game of twister with a Knights defender.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

An easy two points again for Smith.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Kick to come.

Blink and you'll miss it! Roberts tried throwing the cut-out to Chanel Mata'utia but it was gobbled up by Waqa who just strolled, ball in one hand towards the try-line.

Melbourne Storm 10-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

An easy assignment and two points for Smith.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Billy Slater. Kick to come.

They threatened twice in the earlier sets but were incisive this time. Cronk's pass put Proctor into space, the rangy backrower taking it to the fullback before sending his custodian in, for the opening score.

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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Some early intention from the Storm. Ben Roberts going through the line and trying to position Koroibete with the kick. Mata'utia, with the clean-up.

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KICK-OFF! Here we go! Knights ruck it out.

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Here come the visitors, Melbourne to the booing of the Newcastle public, standard for the traveling sides. They are in their white away jersey and will kick off this afternoon. They are followed by the home side, with Chris Houston, playing his 150th NRL game, leading them out, as they take residence, waiting to receive the kick-off.

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Welcome everyone, to the first game of a Super Saturday that will do more kilometres than a City to Surf runner. First up, we have Newcastle hosting the Melbourne Storm. Newcastle are out of the finals race, looking to restore some pride before 2014 ends also impressing whoever their impending coach will be. For the Storm, it has clicked in recent weeks, so they will be looking to continue the form that saw them comfortable winners, over the Tigers last Monday night.

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TEAM CHANGES:

NEW: More changes than a catwalk model, for the Knights this afternoon. The two big changes are Jarrod Mullen and Beau Scott are out! Kurt Gidley shuffles into the halves and Chris Houston the pack respectively. Gidley's vacant fullback spot, is taken by Sione Mata'utia, while the hookers swap starting positions.

MEL: A single change for them. Jordan McLean has failed to get over his injury, so Junior Moors comes onto the bench.

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Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Matt Cecchin, Luke Patten

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (32)
Tries: Chris Houston, Tyrone Roberts, Dane Gagai, Travis Waddell, Akuila Uate, Chanel Mata'utia
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (4/6)
Penalty Goals:

MELBOURNE STORM (30)
Tries: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa (4), Will Chambers
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/6)
Penalty Goals:



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