Both sides engage in a scuffle as the full-time siren sounds.
The Broncos get another penalty.
Darius Boyd manages to get to the ball close to his goal line.
Sione Mata'utia comes up with the ball as the Broncos fail to find points.
Pearce finds touch inside the Broncos half.
David Fifita is taken into touch.
Milford is off for the Broncos.
The Broncos get another penalty.
Lino finds the sideline.
The Broncos go for the short kick-off, but end up coming up with an error.
Lino maintains his 100% record tonight.
The Knights should get out of this one with two points now.
Jesse Ramien produces some fancy footwork to set up Lino for his first try in Knights colours.
Lino bombs, but Milford is up to the task.
Klemmer and Saifiti are back on for the home side.
O'Sullivan makes an error to let the Knights off the hook.
The Knights concede another penalty.
Gillett is tackles in a try-saving effort by Lachlan Fitzgibbon.
The Knights are trapped in-goal - play to resume with a line drop out.
Sean O'Sullivan dummies and runs, but he gets cut down short of the line.
Matt Lodge comes up with an error, but the referee awards a penalty on halfway.
Tevita Pangai Jr comes up with the ball from the short restart.
Darius Boyd messes up the kick off to gift the Knights possession with a line drop out.
Staggs adds the extras for his own try.
The Knights have paid a harsh penalty for losing possession on play one.
Kotoni Staggs is claiming a try.
Milford dives for the tryline, but Sione Mata'utia denies the Broncos fullback.
The Broncos are inside the Knights half on play one.
Pearce bombs for Milford, but the new fullback is into space.
Lino takes the home side out beyond two converted tries.
The Broncos fail to get the drop out in time before the shot clock.
James Gavet forces Tevita Pangai Jr in-goal with a great tackle.
Connor Watson takes a dart from dummy half.
Lino hoists the ball into the air as Milford is hit hard by Jamie Buhrer.
Herman Ese'ese is on for the home side.
The Knights manage to repel a Broncos attacking raid down the left side.
James Gavet is back on the field.
Jake Turpin is on for McCullough.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall is tackled in-goal. Play to resume with a goal line drop out.
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.
Josh King has lost possession inside his own half.
Shibasaki is tackled on the last tackle in a poor end to the set for the Broncos.
Matt Gillett is cut down 5 metres out.
The Knights have failed to find touch for the second time in a row.
The Knights get a relieving penalty coming out of their own end.
The Knights fail to find touch from the penalty and the Broncos have possession inside their own half.
Klemmer gets a penalty on halfway.
O'Sullivan bombs as Mann is met by three Brisbane defenders.
Lodge takes he first carry after points.
Staggs converts to reduce the margin to 12.
Flegler scores his first try in the NRL.
The home fans have made their feelings known at the call, but the Broncos are on the board.
The Knights are down to 12 men for the next 10 minutes.
The Broncos have a golden opportunity to get back in the match with early second half points.
Jamie Buhrer comes up with an error from the kick-off.
Both sides are back out for the second half.
Pearce attempts the one-pointer on halftime, but Matt Gillett charges down the shot.
The Knights get a penalty on their 40 metre line.
Ofahengaue loses possession as the Knights will have one last chance to score points in the first half.
Edrick Lee is being taken to hospital to assess a potential broken arm.
The Knights fail to come up with a kick on the last tackle.
Mitchell Pearce comes up with possession despite a dubious attempt at gathering the ball.
The Broncos get their eighth penalty of the first half.
Mason Lino belts the ball downfield as Milford is tackle inside his own half.
Corey Oates looks to score, but Fifita's pass in the lead up is deemed forward.
Brisbane get another penalty.
The Broncos comes up with a penalty for a scrum infringement.
Pearce kicks for the sideline to give the Knights a rest.
Milford bombs as Hunt is tackled on his own 20 metre line.
Josh King and James Gavet are on for the Knights.
SKD butchers a sure thing by running behind Mason Lino - penalty to Brisbane.
SKD is away.
Tom Flegler is on for Brisbane.
Pearce targets Staggs with a bomb, but this time the Broncos back is up to the challenge.
From the opposite touchline, Lino comes up with the same result - 3/3.
The Broncos have no answers for the Knights attack - this could be anything unless the visitor aim up in defence.
Lino fires a cut-out pass to SKD who gives the Knights their third try of the night.
Glasby is pulled down just short of the line.
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.
Kurt Mann gathers in a McCullough grubber to get the home side out of trouble.
Matt Lodge gets a penalty.
Mason Lino comes up with an error inside his own half.
Edrick Lee is off the field - as a result Sione Mata'utia moves into the centres with Jamie Buhrer coming into the second row.
The former Warrior adds the extras.
After delivering a rubbish performance a fortnight ago, the Knights appear to resemble the side that strung together six straight wins.
The Knights second rower scores a great try to put the home side up 10-0.
Lachlan Fitzgibbon is claiming a try following some great second phase play from Tim Glasby.
The Knights get a fifth tackle penalty close to halfway.
The Knights have started this match in fine form, but the Broncos have shown glimpses of promise with the ball in hand.
Sean O'Sullivan lose possession with the line in sight.
The Broncos get a penalty inside the Knights 10 metre zone.
McCulough takes the quick tap and puts the Broncos inside the Knights half.
Joe Ofahengaue makes a solid run and earns a penalty for his efforts.
The Broncos will pack a scrum just shy of halfway.
Kurt Mann delivers a cut-out pass to Edrick Lee, but the winger can't hold onto the ball.
The Knights earn a seven tackle set.
The referee has referred the play as 'No Try' with the Bunker confirming the call.
Darius Boyd has rolled a kick in-goal and the Broncos are claiming a try.
David Fifita has moved into the centres as part of the reshuffle brought on by Kennar's injury.
Kennar is being assisted off in just his second game of the season.
Kennar is down receiving attention from the Brisbane trainers.
Richie Kennar loses possession 10 metres out from his own line, but manages to get a relieving penalty.
The Knights are making metres with ease during the opening stages.
Daniel Saifiti is hit hard off the kick-off.
From the sideline, Lino nails the kick to give the Knights the perfect start.
Lee collects his sixth try of the season as Lino lines up his first shot of the evening.
The Knights speedster does well to touch down following a great over the head pass from Kurt Mann.
The Knights earn a penalty and opt to kick for line rather than attempting to take the 2.
McCullough compounds the misguided kick by allowing the ball to travel dead, giving the Knights a seven tackle set.
McCullough aims for a 40/20 but doesn't have the angle.
Pearce bombs just short of the in-goal, but Darius Boyd is up to the task of gathering in possession.
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.
Edrick Lee comes up with an error after failing to gather in a high ball from Milford.
Pearce bombs as Milford - playing at fullback - allows the ball to bounce before gathering the ball inside his own 20 metre line.
Kurt Mann is collected 15 metres out from his own line.
Richie Kennar does well to field a Mitchell Pearce bomb 10 metres out from the Broncos line.
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
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (2/2)