Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri August 3, 2018
Round 21 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 18561
79min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - They take the tap with 12 seconds left but are unable to score.

79min

Sio with a short restart which is taken by SKD

79min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters kicks the goal from almost in front.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 16 - 25 Wests Tigers
78min

PENALTY TIGERS - Knights with a second effort in the tackle. Tigers will take a shot at 2 and chew up the remaining 100 seconds.

77min

Ese'ese loses the ball in a tackle and the Tigers are back on the attack.

76min

Brooks runs it on the last and is brought down 20m from the Knights line.

75min

Field Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Luke Brooks.

Brooks gets the ball one pass off the ruck and slots a field goal from 30m out.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 16 - 23 Wests Tigers
74min

Ponga attempted a run and grubber, but only managed a run and knock-on instead.

71min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers offside. Knights will stroll up to halfway now.

70min

Farah bumps into Chee Kam and loses the ball.,

69min

SCRUM TIGERS - Mata'utia drops a regulation pass, 20m from his own line.

68min

Denniss knocks on as he tries to bat the ball out the back to Sio.

67min

DROP OUT TIGERS - Ponga with a good kick and chase which forces Mbye to take the ball dead.

65min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Ken Sio.

Sio to the left of the posts, nails the goal

Wests Tigers lead Knights 16 - 22 Wests Tigers
64min

Try: Knights
Scored by Aidan Guerra. Kick to come.

Geurra runs onto a crash ball on the left side and backs his way towards the line before crawling over for a strong try.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 14 - 22 Wests Tigers
63min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers with a second effort in the tackle. Knights start their set 35m from the Tigers line.

62min

Mbye offloads and very nearly finds a flying Farah but the ball goes behind him.

57min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Ken Sio.

Sio from nearly right in front adds the extras.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 10 - 22 Wests Tigers
56min

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

Ponga straightens and then takes on the line to score a good try.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 8 - 22 Wests Tigers
56min

A stray Tigers pass is cleaned up by the Knights.

54min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers holding down too long. Another set inside the Tigers 10 coming up for the Knights

53min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Knights kick downfield is dropped by Mbye, 12m from his own line.

52min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Tigers go down the short side and Naiqama looks to have put Thompson in for a try, but the winger's left boot has stepped on the sideline.

49min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters from near in front.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 22 Wests Tigers
49min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Robbie Farah. Kick to come.

Brooks comes back inside, takes on the line, spins in the tackle and throws an offload to Farah who runs through a big gap to score near the posts.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 20 Wests Tigers
47min

DROP OUT KNIGHTS - Brooks grubbers and Cogger gets a horror bounce. He leaps to catch the ball and Garner drives him back into the Knights in goal.

46min

Ponga with another grubber, but this time it rolls dead. 7 tackle set for the Tigers.

45min

DROP OUT TIGERS - Ponga chimes in on the short side and puts in a delicate grubber which Thompson swats dead.

43min

Benji's kick from inside his own half is far too heavy and goes dead. Knights with a 7 tackle set.

41min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Sue ruled to have raised his knee as he ran into the tackle with Ponga.

41min

Pearce comes off with a thigh injury.

41min

Woeful end to a Knights set. The 4th tackle saw a pass go to ground behind Ponga who had to fall on it. The next play and Pearce's kick only makes about 20 metres.

39min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Esan Marsters.

Marsters pushes his conversion across the face of the goal

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 16 Wests Tigers
38min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Luke Brooks. Kick to come.

Brooks dummies right and runs back in to the left to score a soft try on the right side.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 16 Wests Tigers
37min

PENALTY TIGERS - The Tigers now with a full set inside the Knights 10m

35min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Brooks passes to Nofoaluma, but it only finds the sideline.

35min

Poor last play by the Knights see's a pass close to the line ricochet over the dead ball line. 7 tackle set for the Tigers.

33min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce kicks low and it produces an accidental knock on off Farah. Another Knights set 10m from the Tigers line.

32min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers again holding down too long. Knights start their set 20m from the Tigers line.

31min

Brooks puts up a bomb which sails backwards. The Tigers regather and eventually Marsters puts in a kick which Ponga cleans up.

30min

Marshall's bomb is too deep for the Tigers chasers. His kicking game hasn't been great tonight.

29min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters post another penalty goal.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 12 Wests Tigers
27min

PENALTY TIGERS - Sio sent to the sin bin for a second effort after a tackle had been made on Marshall. Prior to that, Brooks put in a grubber and Guerra cleaned up before throwing a pass back infield which was intercepted by Marshall.

25min

Pearce's long kick rolls dead and the Tigers get a 7 tackle set.

24min

Marshall grubbers on the third tackle and Sio cleans up, then runs it back to his own 10m line. Poor play by the Tigers there.

23min

PENALTY TIGERS - And for the second time tonight, Sio kicks it dead on the full from the restart.

21min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters slots another penalty goal.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 10 Wests Tigers
21min

PENALTY TIGERS - Knights offside. And play has been stopped as Levi looks to have had a head knock.

21min

SCRUM TIGERS - Knights knock on just a tackle after the restart.

19min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Ken Sio.

Sio's conversion attempt hits the post and bounces away.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 8 Wests Tigers
18min

Try: Knights
Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Pearce puts up a cross field kick and Mata'utia takes the ball cleanly and slams the ball down for a good try.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 4 - 8 Wests Tigers
17min

Pearce very nearly kicks a 40/20 but Mbye gets there in time.

15min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters adds the extras.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 0 - 8 Wests Tigers
14min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Russell Packer. Kick to come.

Packer spins out of a poor standing tackle and then runs 8m to score to the left of the posts.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 0 - 6 Wests Tigers
13min

PENALTY TIGERS - Benji grubbers close to the line and Mata'utia pulls Taylor back off the ball. dumb penalty on his own line on the last tackle.

11min

DROP OUT KNIGHTS - Farah with a lovely grubber into the left corner for Thompson, but Ponga gets there first and taps it dead.

10min

Fitzgibbon with a great hit and spun, gets a ball to Mata'utia who loses the ball and a try almost certainly goes begging.

8min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Mbye's tackle is a little high.

7min

SCRUM TIGERS - And now a pass is too far in front of Pearce and he knocks on in good attacking position.

6min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers holding down too long.

6min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - A poor pass to Marshall is well out in front of him and he knocks on, 30m from the Knights line.

4min

Buhrer spills the ball with the Knights just 20m from the Tigers line. Tigers clean up and Benji links with Marsters to run up to near halfway

2min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters nails the early goal.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 0 - 2 Wests Tigers
1min

PENALTY TIGERS - Knights holding down too long.. Tigers opt to take the early shot at goal

PENALTY TIGERS - Sio kicks off and the ball goes out on the full.

Knights get us underway

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Matt Noyen

Touch Judges: Dave Munro, Kasey Badger

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Luke Patten

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (16)
Tries: Sione Mata'utia, Kalyn Ponga, Aidan Guerra
Field Goals:
Conversions: Ken Sio (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

WESTS TIGERS (25)
Tries: Russell Packer, Luke Brooks, Robbie Farah
Field Goals: Luke Brooks (1/1)
Conversions: Esan Marsters (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Esan Marsters (4/4)