Full Time
80:00
7:55pm Fri May 24, 2019
Round 11 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 25929
80min

FULL TIME in the Hunter and the Knights take a 38-12 victory over the Sydney Roosters

80min

David Klemmer is off to the sin bin with 18 seconds to go for a professional foul

80min

This game petering out with errors and a few penalties

76min

Tedesco goes through a gap, finds Victor Radley who juggles it loses his balance and then getting up he gets the ball stripped

75min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell adds the consolation extras.

Knights lead Knights 38 - 12 Roosters
74min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Siosiua Taukeiaho. Kick to come.

Brock Lamb kicks in behind, Connor Watson doesn't clean it up and Sitili Tupouniua adds the late try

Knights lead Knights 38 - 10 Roosters
73min

Roosters retrieve the ball off the short-kick off

72min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mitchell Barnett.

Mitch Barnett with a cracker of a conversion from the sideline

Knights lead Knights 38 - 6 Roosters
71min

Try: Knights
Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

Mitchell Pearce throws a long pass out to Edrick Lee on last tackle and the big Knights winger scores

Knights lead Knights 36 - 6 Roosters
69min

Now Latrell Mitchell has kicked the ball out on the full from a short kick off

69min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Mitchell Barnett.

Mitchell Barnett adds the extra two points after the penalty attempt

Knights lead Knights 32 - 6 Roosters
68min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Matt Ikuvalu penalised for taking the Knights chaser in the air off the shot dropout and the Knights will take the 2

68min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Matt Ikuvalu penalised for taking the Knights chaser in the air off the shot dropout and the Knights will take the 2

66min

Another attacking set for the Knights after the Roosters try a strip but it goes forward

58min

Poor play on the last tackle from the Roosters as Latrell kicks straight up and Tupou collects it and throws it into touch

58min

A flare up as JWH tackles Ponga after he kicks, nothing high or illegal in it but the Knights don't like it

54min

PENALTY ROOSTERS: Knights penalised for an escort and the Roosters will get another set to attack

53min

Jesse Ramien makes a mistake and the Roosters get a chance to attack away from their own line

51min

Things just unraveling for the Roosters as Latrell Mitchell makes a simple drop

49min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga slots his third penalty goal of the night from right in front

Knights lead Knights 30 - 6 Roosters
47min

Victor Radley under pressure out of dummy half throws a ball to Sitili Tupouniua who isn't expecting it and knocks it on

45min

This is a no-contest at the moment as the Knights are dominating the Roosters in all parts

44min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga converts from next to the uprights

Knights lead Knights 28 - 6 Roosters
42min

Try: Knights
Scored by Connor Watson. Kick to come.

Connor Watson runs straight through a gap and has too much speed and footwork to score

Knights lead Knights 26 - 6 Roosters
40min

Second half is underway in Newcastle - Knights hold a comfortable 22-6 lead

40min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga converts from right in front and the Knights will take a massive lead into the HT break

Knights lead Knights 22 - 6 Roosters
40min

Try: Knights
Scored by Mitchell Pearce. Kick to come.

Mitchell Pearce steams onto a good ball after an aggressive set of six right before HT

Knights lead Knights 20 - 6 Roosters
39min

Angus Crichton loses the ball as he gets up trying to play it

37min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Kalyn Ponga slots the easy enough conversion after his try

Knights lead Knights 16 - 6 Roosters
36min

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

There's a gap in the Roosters defensive line and Kalyn Ponga sees it goes through it and scores

Knights lead Knights 14 - 6 Roosters
33min

Repeat set for the Knights after Joseph Manu cleans up a deflected kick and is trapped in his own ingoal

29min

Matt Ikuvalu pulls off a try saver and then Knights compound the bad pass with a penalty

28min

Latrell Mitchell loses the ball and Edrick Lee takes the run into Knights territory

26min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Tedesco makes a half break through the middle and then Tim Glasby holds on too long to the legs

25min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell Mitchell adds a good conversion from 10m in from the sideline

Knights lead Knights 10 - 6 Roosters
24min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Tedesco spots a gap off the back of a penalty with a quick tap from outside the 10m zone and the Knights shirt grab

Knights lead Knights 10 - 4 Roosters
23min

Kurt Mann's last tackle kick is too deep and the Roosters just survive yet again

21min

Poor pass to Taukehiaho but still should be take by the big man

20min

Pearce kicks in behind the line and it's gonna roll way too deep and the pressure is off the Roosters for now

19min

Victor Radley takes off from dummy half on last tackle but as he gets tackled he gets a kick away

17min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Another easy attempt for Ponga as he slots it from right in front.

Knights lead Knights 10 - 0 Roosters
16min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: JWH penalised for being slow off the ruck and again the Knights will take the 2

15min

Another set of six for the Knights on the Roosters line after Pearce's kick is knocked on by the Roosters

13min

PENALTY KNIGHTS:Roosters slow down the ruck too much and Ben Cummins blows the penalty

13min

Brock Lamb kicks through the line but it's too deep and the Roosters give away the 20m restart

13min

Danny Levi slips and gets his ankle caught underneath himself and drops the ball

11min

The Knights showing more in attack and defence at the moment

10min

Former Knight Brock Lamb onto the field replacing Keary

9min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Kalyn Ponga converts from right in front

Knights lead Knights 8 - 0 Roosters
9min

Keary still down for the Roosters

8min

Try: Knights
Scored by Hymel Hunt. Kick to come.

Luke Keary throws an offload forward when he's crunched in a tackle and Hymel Hunt catches it and scores

Knights lead Knights 6 - 0 Roosters
6min

Knights defence punishing the Roosters early

4min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga has no issues from right in front

Knights lead Knights 2 - 0 Roosters
4min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Luke Keary penalised for a strip on the Roosters 10 and Knights will shoot for 2

2min

The Knights only able to make 28m in their first set and then the Roosters lose it tackle 1 on their own 20

1min

Ben Cummins calls time on and Newcastle kick things off, Roosters using the ball defending the southern end of the ground

Newcastle is full as the Roosters come on to McDonald Jones Stadium to a chorus of boos

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Belinda Sharpe, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (38)
Tries: Kalyn Ponga, Hymel Hunt, Mitchell Pearce, Connor Watson, Edrick Lee
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (4/4), Mitchell Barnett (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Kalyn Ponga (3/3), Mitchell Barnett (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (12)
Tries: James Tedesco, Siosiua Taukeiaho
Field Goals:
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (2/2)
Penalty Goals: