Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat June 29, 2019
Round 15 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 24397
80min

Both sides engage in a scuffle as the full-time siren sounds.

79min

The Broncos get another penalty.

78min

Darius Boyd manages to get to the ball close to his goal line.

77min

Sione Mata'utia comes up with the ball as the Broncos fail to find points.

76min

Pearce finds touch inside the Broncos half.

75min

David Fifita is taken into touch.

74min

Milford is off for the Broncos.

73min

The Broncos get another penalty.

72min

Lino finds the sideline.

71min

The Broncos go for the short kick-off, but end up coming up with an error.

70min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Lino maintains his 100% record tonight.

Knights lead Knights 26 - 12 Broncos
69min

The Knights should get out of this one with two points now.

68min

Try: Knights
Scored by Mason Lino. Kick to come.

Jesse Ramien produces some fancy footwork to set up Lino for his first try in Knights colours.

Knights lead Knights 24 - 12 Broncos
67min

Lino bombs, but Milford is up to the task.

67min

Klemmer and Saifiti are back on for the home side.

66min

O'Sullivan makes an error to let the Knights off the hook.

65min

The Knights concede another penalty.

65min

Gillett is tackles in a try-saving effort by Lachlan Fitzgibbon.

64min

The Knights are trapped in-goal - play to resume with a line drop out.

63min

Sean O'Sullivan dummies and runs, but he gets cut down short of the line.

63min

Matt Lodge comes up with an error, but the referee awards a penalty on halfway.

62min

Tevita Pangai Jr comes up with the ball from the short restart.

62min

Darius Boyd messes up the kick off to gift the Knights possession with a line drop out.

61min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs adds the extras for his own try.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 12 Broncos
60min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Kotoni Staggs. Kick to come.

The Knights have paid a harsh penalty for losing possession on play one.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 10 Broncos
60min

Kotoni Staggs is claiming a try.

60min

Milford dives for the tryline, but Sione Mata'utia denies the Broncos fullback.

59min

The Broncos are inside the Knights half on play one.

58min

Pearce bombs for Milford, but the new fullback is into space.

57min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Lino takes the home side out beyond two converted tries.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 6 Broncos
57min

The Broncos fail to get the drop out in time before the shot clock.

56min

James Gavet forces Tevita Pangai Jr in-goal with a great tackle.

55min

Connor Watson takes a dart from dummy half.

54min

Lino hoists the ball into the air as Milford is hit hard by Jamie Buhrer.

53min

Herman Ese'ese is on for the home side.

53min

The Knights manage to repel a Broncos attacking raid down the left side.

52min

James Gavet is back on the field.

51min

Jake Turpin is on for McCullough.

51min

Shaun Kenny-Dowall is tackled in-goal. Play to resume with a goal line drop out.

50min

Parramatta may hold the worst response to a sin bin against Melbourne earlier this season, but the Knights start to the second half has been awful with James Gavet off the field.

49min

Josh King has lost possession inside his own half.

49min

Shibasaki is tackled on the last tackle in a poor end to the set for the Broncos.

48min

Matt Gillett is cut down 5 metres out.

48min

The Knights have failed to find touch for the second time in a row.

47min

The Knights get a relieving penalty coming out of their own end.

46min

The Knights fail to find touch from the penalty and the Broncos have possession inside their own half.

45min

Klemmer gets a penalty on halfway.

45min

O'Sullivan bombs as Mann is met by three Brisbane defenders.

44min

Lodge takes he first carry after points.

43min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs converts to reduce the margin to 12.

Knights lead Knights 18 - 6 Broncos
42min

Flegler scores his first try in the NRL.

42min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Thomas Flegler. Kick to come.

The home fans have made their feelings known at the call, but the Broncos are on the board.

Knights lead Knights 18 - 4 Broncos
41min

The Knights are down to 12 men for the next 10 minutes.

40min

The Broncos have a golden opportunity to get back in the match with early second half points.

40min

Jamie Buhrer comes up with an error from the kick-off.

40min

Both sides are back out for the second half.

40min

Field Goal: Knights
Attempted by Mitchell Pearce.

Pearce attempts the one-pointer on halftime, but Matt Gillett charges down the shot.

Knights lead Knights 18 - 0 Broncos
39min

The Knights get a penalty on their 40 metre line.

39min

Ofahengaue loses possession as the Knights will have one last chance to score points in the first half.

39min

Edrick Lee is being taken to hospital to assess a potential broken arm.

38min

The Knights fail to come up with a kick on the last tackle.

37min

Mitchell Pearce comes up with possession despite a dubious attempt at gathering the ball.

36min

The Broncos get their eighth penalty of the first half.

36min

Mason Lino belts the ball downfield as Milford is tackle inside his own half.

34min

Corey Oates looks to score, but Fifita's pass in the lead up is deemed forward.

33min

Brisbane get another penalty.

33min

The Broncos comes up with a penalty for a scrum infringement.

32min

Pearce kicks for the sideline to give the Knights a rest.

32min

Milford bombs as Hunt is tackled on his own 20 metre line.

31min

Josh King and James Gavet are on for the Knights.

30min

SKD butchers a sure thing by running behind Mason Lino - penalty to Brisbane.

30min

SKD is away.

29min

Tom Flegler is on for Brisbane.

28min

Pearce targets Staggs with a bomb, but this time the Broncos back is up to the challenge.

27min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

From the opposite touchline, Lino comes up with the same result - 3/3.

Knights lead Knights 18 - 0 Broncos
26min

The Broncos have no answers for the Knights attack - this could be anything unless the visitor aim up in defence.

25min

Try: Knights
Scored by Shaun Kenny-Dowall. Kick to come.

Lino fires a cut-out pass to SKD who gives the Knights their third try of the night.

Knights lead Knights 16 - 0 Broncos
25min

Glasby is pulled down just short of the line.

23min

Pearce drills the ball downfield and gets a result after Kotoni Staggs is ruled to have knocked on in the act of fielding the ball.

23min

Kurt Mann gathers in a McCullough grubber to get the home side out of trouble.

22min

Matt Lodge gets a penalty.

21min

Mason Lino comes up with an error inside his own half.

20min

Edrick Lee is off the field - as a result Sione Mata'utia moves into the centres with Jamie Buhrer coming into the second row.

19min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

The former Warrior adds the extras.

Knights lead Knights 12 - 0 Broncos
19min

After delivering a rubbish performance a fortnight ago, the Knights appear to resemble the side that strung together six straight wins.

18min

Try: Knights
Scored by Lachlan Fitzgibbon. Kick to come.

The Knights second rower scores a great try to put the home side up 10-0.

Knights lead Knights 10 - 0 Broncos
18min

Lachlan Fitzgibbon is claiming a try following some great second phase play from Tim Glasby.

17min

The Knights get a fifth tackle penalty close to halfway.

16min

The Knights have started this match in fine form, but the Broncos have shown glimpses of promise with the ball in hand.

16min

Sean O'Sullivan lose possession with the line in sight.

15min

The Broncos get a penalty inside the Knights 10 metre zone.

15min

McCulough takes the quick tap and puts the Broncos inside the Knights half.

14min

Joe Ofahengaue makes a solid run and earns a penalty for his efforts.

14min

The Broncos will pack a scrum just shy of halfway.

14min

Kurt Mann delivers a cut-out pass to Edrick Lee, but the winger can't hold onto the ball.

13min

The Knights earn a seven tackle set.

13min

The referee has referred the play as 'No Try' with the Bunker confirming the call.

13min

Darius Boyd has rolled a kick in-goal and the Broncos are claiming a try.

12min

David Fifita has moved into the centres as part of the reshuffle brought on by Kennar's injury.

12min

Kennar is being assisted off in just his second game of the season.

12min

Kennar is down receiving attention from the Brisbane trainers.

12min

Richie Kennar loses possession 10 metres out from his own line, but manages to get a relieving penalty.

11min

The Knights are making metres with ease during the opening stages.

11min

Daniel Saifiti is hit hard off the kick-off.

10min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

From the sideline, Lino nails the kick to give the Knights the perfect start.

Knights lead Knights 6 - 0 Broncos
10min

Lee collects his sixth try of the season as Lino lines up his first shot of the evening.

9min

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

The Knights speedster does well to touch down following a great over the head pass from Kurt Mann.

Knights lead Knights 4 - 0 Broncos
8min

The Knights earn a penalty and opt to kick for line rather than attempting to take the 2.

8min

McCullough compounds the misguided kick by allowing the ball to travel dead, giving the Knights a seven tackle set.

7min

McCullough aims for a 40/20 but doesn't have the angle.

6min

Pearce bombs just short of the in-goal, but Darius Boyd is up to the task of gathering in possession.

5min

Sean O'Sullivan looks to set up the opening try, but the play is called up for an obstruction allowing the Knights off the hook.

4min

Edrick Lee comes up with an error after failing to gather in a high ball from Milford.

3min

Pearce bombs as Milford - playing at fullback - allows the ball to bounce before gathering the ball inside his own 20 metre line.

2min

Kurt Mann is collected 15 metres out from his own line.

2min

Richie Kennar does well to field a Mitchell Pearce bomb 10 metres out from the Broncos line.

1min

Kurt Mann gets the Knights almost up to the 40 metre line with his first touch of the night.

Matt Lodge takes the first carry of the evening.

The Knights come onto the field to the sound of rapturous applause.

Darius Boyd takes the Broncos out to a hostile reception from the Newcastle faithful.

Coming off a dreadful performance against Parramatta prior to the representative round, the Broncos are 1-17 however media speculation has alluded to Anthony Milford and Darius Boyd switching positions in a bid to energise the side’s stilted attack.

Playing their first match at home since dominating the Roosters a month ago, the Knights have received mixed news with Kalyn Ponga out with a calf issues, while welcoming back David Klemmer from a fractured wrist sustained in Origin I. As a result, Kurt Mann moves to fullback, Mason Lino comes into the halves, James Gavet shifts to the bench and Pasami Saulo is omitted from the final 17.

The Broncos have dominated recent meetings winning six of the past seven, however after claiming an inspired 15-10 win in Newcastle last year, the Knights will be eyeing off consecutive wins for the first time since 2010.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 15 Saturday Night Football between the Newcastle Knights and Brisbane Broncos from McDonald Jones Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Matt Noyen

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Kasey Badger

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Beau Scott

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (26)
Tries: Edrick Lee, Mason Lino, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Conversions: Mason Lino (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Mason Lino (1/1)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (12)
Tries: Thomas Flegler, Kotoni Staggs
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (2/2)
Penalty Goals: