PENALTY KNIGHTS - They take the tap with 12 seconds left but are unable to score.
Sio with a short restart which is taken by SKD
Marsters kicks the goal from almost in front.
PENALTY TIGERS - Knights with a second effort in the tackle. Tigers will take a shot at 2 and chew up the remaining 100 seconds.
Ese'ese loses the ball in a tackle and the Tigers are back on the attack.
Brooks runs it on the last and is brought down 20m from the Knights line.
Brooks gets the ball one pass off the ruck and slots a field goal from 30m out.
Ponga attempted a run and grubber, but only managed a run and knock-on instead.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers offside. Knights will stroll up to halfway now.
Farah bumps into Chee Kam and loses the ball.,
SCRUM TIGERS - Mata'utia drops a regulation pass, 20m from his own line.
Denniss knocks on as he tries to bat the ball out the back to Sio.
DROP OUT TIGERS - Ponga with a good kick and chase which forces Mbye to take the ball dead.
Sio to the left of the posts, nails the goal
Geurra runs onto a crash ball on the left side and backs his way towards the line before crawling over for a strong try.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers with a second effort in the tackle. Knights start their set 35m from the Tigers line.
Mbye offloads and very nearly finds a flying Farah but the ball goes behind him.
Sio from nearly right in front adds the extras.
Ponga straightens and then takes on the line to score a good try.
A stray Tigers pass is cleaned up by the Knights.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers holding down too long. Another set inside the Tigers 10 coming up for the Knights
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Knights kick downfield is dropped by Mbye, 12m from his own line.
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.
Marsters from near in front.
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.
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.
Ponga with another grubber, but this time it rolls dead. 7 tackle set for the Tigers.
DROP OUT TIGERS - Ponga chimes in on the short side and puts in a delicate grubber which Thompson swats dead.
Benji's kick from inside his own half is far too heavy and goes dead. Knights with a 7 tackle set.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Sue ruled to have raised his knee as he ran into the tackle with Ponga.
Pearce comes off with a thigh injury.
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.
Marsters pushes his conversion across the face of the goal
Brooks dummies right and runs back in to the left to score a soft try on the right side.
PENALTY TIGERS - The Tigers now with a full set inside the Knights 10m
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Brooks passes to Nofoaluma, but it only finds the sideline.
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.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce kicks low and it produces an accidental knock on off Farah. Another Knights set 10m from the Tigers line.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers again holding down too long. Knights start their set 20m from the Tigers line.
Brooks puts up a bomb which sails backwards. The Tigers regather and eventually Marsters puts in a kick which Ponga cleans up.
Marshall's bomb is too deep for the Tigers chasers. His kicking game hasn't been great tonight.
Marsters post another penalty goal.
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.
Pearce's long kick rolls dead and the Tigers get a 7 tackle set.
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.
PENALTY TIGERS - And for the second time tonight, Sio kicks it dead on the full from the restart.
Marsters slots another penalty goal.
PENALTY TIGERS - Knights offside. And play has been stopped as Levi looks to have had a head knock.
SCRUM TIGERS - Knights knock on just a tackle after the restart.
Sio's conversion attempt hits the post and bounces away.
Pearce puts up a cross field kick and Mata'utia takes the ball cleanly and slams the ball down for a good try.
Pearce very nearly kicks a 40/20 but Mbye gets there in time.
Marsters adds the extras.
Packer spins out of a poor standing tackle and then runs 8m to score to the left of the posts.
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.
DROP OUT KNIGHTS - Farah with a lovely grubber into the left corner for Thompson, but Ponga gets there first and taps it dead.
Fitzgibbon with a great hit and spun, gets a ball to Mata'utia who loses the ball and a try almost certainly goes begging.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Mbye's tackle is a little high.
SCRUM TIGERS - And now a pass is too far in front of Pearce and he knocks on in good attacking position.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tigers holding down too long.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - A poor pass to Marshall is well out in front of him and he knocks on, 30m from the Knights line.
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
Marsters nails the early goal.
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
Conversions: Ken Sio (2/3)
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)