Knights into SG Ball Grand Final

Knightly News ? 14/5/2004

A 42-14 win over Illawarra last weekend has put Newcastle into their second SG Ball Grand Final in four years.

The Pepsi Knights under-18s will play the South Sydney Rabbitohs who knocked over the highly-fancied Sydney Roosters in the second semi final last weekend.

The Knights nearly blew a 16-4 halftime lead when Illawarra scored 10 points in as many minutes after the break.

But the Newcastle youngsters held their nerve, scoring four tries in a 14 minute points spree, to secure their Grand Final berth.

The Western Weekender Stadium at St Mary?s hosts the showdown, which starts at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The Knights? side, as announced on Tuesday, is as follows:

Coach: Phil Williams

1. Terence Seuseu 2. Lloyd Russell 3. Ben Farrar 4. Stephen Gordon 5. Tim Walker 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Luke Walsh 8. Robbie Dormand 9. Matthew Green 10. Larry Taufua 11. Kade Snowden 12. Brendan Hlad 13. Joel Barton

Interchange 14. Jacob Ling 15. Matthew Cooper 16. Cory Paterson 17. Leigh Abel 18. Brian Clarke 19. Joel Marston 20. Kevin Martin 21. Scott Dureau 22. Nic Andriessen