Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
35 hours ago
It was all on the line for these two clubs tonight, and the Newcastle Knights have marched into the NRL top 8 after they demolished the South Sydney Rabbitohs 34-24 in front of a sold out Ausgrid Stadium.
Full of confidence the Knights as they started strongly scoring 3 tries in 16 minutes. The movement forward to the line began in the 7th minute. Running from dummy half Isaac De Gois barged over beside the post. Knights converted through Kurt Gidley, 6-0.
Their second try coming three minutes later as Antonio Kaufusi powered over running off Jarrod Mullen who popped the pass. Gidley having a good night with the boot converting to make it 12 points to NIL after 10 minutes. The raid of the Newcastle side continued as poor defence cost Souths another try with Chris Houston strong at the line as Mullen set up another opportunity. Knights holding a commanding lead 18-0 after 15 minutes.
A switch in the scoring plays as South Sydney finally managed a set on the Knight's line. As a result through a poor defensive read from the home side presented the Rabbitohs with points as Shaun Corrigan strolled over. 18-6 with 18 minutes gone.
Newcastle corrected their defensive read with a further two tries in the opening 40 minutes. In his last game of League, The