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Round 6 - Saturday 13th April @ 05:30pm
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Round 6 - Saturday 13th April @ 05:30pm
KNIGHTS vs. PANTHERS
Hunter Stadium
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L: 15
H-T: 6
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FULLTIME! Newcastle rake it in-field forcing Penrith to go the length but Uate has Simmons and sends him into touch.

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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Rochow down, head clash.

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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Panthers find some space but can't capitalise. Houston pops up and intercepts the ball.

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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Tom Humble has effectively moved to fullback with Mansour struggling. Humble is dragged back after fielding the ball.

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! After 165 minutes, Penrith have a TRY. Luke Walsh put up a towering bomb that floats enough to force Boyd to drop the ball and Sika Manu is right on cue to plant it down. Walsh slams it over.

Scored by Sika Manu. Conversion attempt by Luke Walsh successful.
Newcastle Knights 8-6

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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POSSIBLE TRY! Sika Manu, checking onside.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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A good hit from Dean Whare who puts Darius Boyd in his place. Last and the ball trickles dead with Josh Mansour landing awkwardly on his ankle, garnering attention.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Kingston called up on a 50/50 forward pass.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Not a good sight, Travis Robertson heading off on a stretcher. Back to matters, it is a PENALTY to Penrith for a head slam and Smith is on report.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Twp indignities for Robertson, hammered in the tackle and loses the ball. Time off while he receives attention.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Mason on a third consectutive hit-up spills his lollies.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Crossfield kick from Mullen is batted forward by Simmons and thus offside. PENALTY Knights.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Jarrod Mullen off a long run from Roberts earns Newcastle a repeat set.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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PENALTY! Knights player offside.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Newcastle are just throwing the ball around for no reason here, another knock on. Penrith again with a good opportunity.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Surprise! Another knock on, Penrith have had 28 tackles in the Knights 20 and have duck egg to show for it atm.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Walsh again stabs it through and Tahu aided by a slip in trapped in goal. Another set for the Panthers.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Some pinball there but it comes out to a knock-on by Newcastle. Dropout.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Innocuous drop ball by McKinnon there.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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NO TRY! Knock on Newcastle. Scrum Penrith.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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POSSIBLE TRY! Robbie Rochow but we're checking the knock-on.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Luke Walsh sees some space behind the defensive line, chips for himself but gets a wicked bounce. His pass is forward though.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Knights kick-off and here we go again!

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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HALFTIME in an uninspiring game of football.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Penrith have an opening here and Whare tries to find his winger. He only succeeded in finding the cameraman.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Luke Walsh again providing some go forward for the Panthers, first almost sending his centre away then earning another dropout with a grubber.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Followed by a PENALTY for a strip.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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NO TRY! Both Segeyaro and Ciraldo drove Grant across the try-line. PENALTY Knights.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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POSSIBLE TRY.. Tim Grant. Checking for a driver.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Nice stabbing kick from Luke Walsh earns his side a dropout.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Looping pass from Roberts is asking for Mansour to intercept and he does. He goes further earning a PENALTY! Can Penrith do something before halftime?

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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PENALTY Knights. Lewis Brown has a second effort and is pinged.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Besides the post, Gidley slots the easy penalty goal.
Newcastle Knights 8-0

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Mansour knocks on from the bomb handing Knights SIX MORE followed by a PENALTY for interfering in the ruck. Gidley opts for goal.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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It's been a sloppy game thus far, forward pass. Boyd to Tahu.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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A random early tackle kick from Mullen hits a Penrith player and pounced on by Mansour who had to deal with a rampaging Uate.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Short pass onto Plum but he can't hang on! Scrum Knights, 10 from their own line.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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SIX MORE.. as Uate makes a mess of a bomb.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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PENALTY Penrith! Jeremy Smith is too slow off Nigel Plum.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Jarrod Mullen grasps at a pass, thinking two plays ahead and spills it.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Kurt Gidley tries to dart from dummy-half but spills it.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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PENALTY! First of the game, Sika Manu holding on too long. Knights head into the Penrith half.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Well that was slightly easy. From the scrum, one pass to McManus who breaks one tackle and is away! Naiqama gives a valiant chase but can't reel him in. Gidley from in front, splits the posts.

Scored by James McManus. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.
Newcastle Knights 6-0

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Lewis Brown tries to get outside his man but is almost introduced to the sideline, knock on.

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No one wants the ball! First a low pass to Docker is spilled. Tyrone Roberts tries to launch a counter but passes it to a Penrith player.

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Willie tries to link with one of his fellow forwards but the pass goes astray. Scrum Penrith, 35 metres out.

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First error against the Knights who try to throw the cut-out but it dribbles out.

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Here come Penrith onto the field, looking to arrest a five game losing streak away. They are followed by the Knights who get a generous roar from the crowd and will run left to right. Penrith kick-off and HERE WE GO!

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Welcome to LeagueUnlimited.com's LIVE COVERAGE from Hunter Stadium as the Newcastle Knights host the Penrith Panthers. A host of changes for the visitors, most notability is Luke Walsh returning after being dropped to NSW Cup last week.

Knights - Joseph Leilua will start in the centres for the Knights, Alex McKinnon shifts to the bench. Danny Buderus out, Travis Waddell replaces him on the bench

1. Darius Boyd 2. James McManus 19 Joey Leilua 4. Timana Tahu 5. Akuila Uate 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. Kade Snowden 9. Kurt Gidley (c) 10. Willie Mason 11. Robbie Rochow 12. Chris Houston 13. Jeremy Smith

Interchange: 3. Alex McKinnon 16. Adam Cuthbertson 17. David Fa'alogo 18. Travis Waddell

Panthers - Luke Walsh and Matt Robinson IN; Blake Austin, Brad Tighe OUT; Tim Grant, Clint Newton and Adam Docker start. McKendry, Ciraldo bench

1. Dean Whare 2. Josh Mansour 3. Wes Naiqama 12. Lewis Brown 5. David Simmons 6. Tom Humble 19. Luke Walsh 17. Tim Grant 9. Kevin Kingston (C) 10. Nigel Plum 11. Sika Manu 15. Clint Newton 14. Adam Docker

Interchange: 8. Sam McKendry 13. Cameron Ciraldo 16. James Segeyaro 18. Matt Robinson

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Referees: Gavin Badger, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Brenden Wood

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Luke Patten

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (8)
Tries: James McManus
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (6)
Tries: Sika Manu
Field Goals:
Conversions: Luke Walsh (1/1)
Penalty Goals:



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