Full Time
80:00
7:35pm Sat July 6, 2019
Round 16 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 12740
80min

FULL TIME at McDonald Jones Stadium and the NZ Warriors have taken a 24-20 win with controversy being the talking point of the second half

80min

WARRIORS WIN IT....

80min

Paasi binned after the siren

79min

SCRUM PENALTY - Gavin Badger penalises the Warriors for a scrum infringement

79min

51 SECONDS FOR KNIGHTS TO WIN IT

79min

WARRIORS LOSE IT ON THEIR OWN 20

78min

Did they know it was fifth? Jesse Ramien took a run on last tackle 15m out form the Warriors line

77min

More twists as the Warriors ruled to have knocked on a short kick off from the Knights despite replays showing no touch

76min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Issac Luke.

Issac Luke converts the try to from next to the uprights.

Warriors lead Knights 20 - 24 Warriors
76min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Sam Lisone. Kick to come.

TWISTS AGAIN - Sam Lisone puts the Warriors back in front after Blake Green kicks through and Connor Watson has a heavy touch with his boot but it goes perfectly to Lisone who scores

Warriors lead Knights 20 - 22 Warriors
74min

PENALTY WARRIORS: Jamie Buhrer penalised and ON REPORT for a crusher tackle

72min

Isaiah Papalii tries so hard to get an offload away on last and finlly does but t goes into touch

70min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Mason Lino converts from right in front

Knights lead Knights 20 - 18 Warriors
67min

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

Controversy central in Newcastle - The Maumalo NO TRY and then now Hiku is knocked out and the Knights play on and score

Tied up at Knights 18 - 18 Warriors
66min

Jesse Ramien loses the ball in strong contact on his own 40

65min

Knights defence holds strong as the Warriors look to run it on the last and they are tackled short of the line

61min

Good kick from Green again is lost by Lino who juggles it and finally grounds it. Another repeat set

60min

Blake Green kicks on 4 but a deflection helps Jamie Buhrer get in and dive on the ball. Warriors repeat set

59min

Mason Lino has an awful kick that Maumalo takes ingoal and runs out to the 20

58min

Issac Luke runs for 15m and then loses the ball; Second set in a row after points that Warriors ose it

57min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Issac Luke.

Issac Luke adjusts his angles perfectly and converts from the sideline

Warriors lead Knights 14 - 18 Warriors
57min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Ken Maumalo. Kick to come.

Some slick hands and the ball gets out to Ken Maumalo who goes hard for the corner and despite a valint effort from Connor Watson, Maumalo has the try

Warriors lead Knights 14 - 16 Warriors
56min

Penalty count now 9-4 in favour of the Warriors

55min

PENALTY WARRIORS: The Knights penalised for a high tackle as Jacob Saifiti hits Lachlan Burr high

54min

Kurt Mann kicks low and aims towards the sideline and it goes out

53min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Mason Lino takes his time from 11m out and he doesn't strike it crisply but nails the penalty goal

Knights lead Knights 14 - 12 Warriors
52min

Knights will take the penalty goal attempt

52min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: The Warriors are penalised for a slow ruck by Jazz Tevaga, it's his fourth conceded

51min

Ken Maumalo backs up his try with a knock on

49min

Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Issac Luke.

Issac Luke from the sideline pushes the conversion well to the right

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Warriors
47min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Ken Maumalo. Kick to come.

A good pass from Green to Hiku is matched by an even better pass from Hiku out to Maumalo who catches and passes in one movement to Maumalo who crosses in the corner

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Warriors
46min

88m set as the Fus goes down the sideline then Blake Green's grubber comes off the post and Connor Watson grounds it

46min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Issac Luke.

Issac Luke has no issues from right in front

Knights lead Knights 12 - 8 Warriors
45min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Peta Hiku. Kick to come.

The mounting pressure builds and Blake Green finds Adam Blair who changes the line of his run then turns it back to Green and Hiku runs through on the line

Knights lead Knights 12 - 6 Warriors
44min

THREE in a row against the Knights as the markers are pinged for not being square

41min

BACK TO BACK PENALTY WARRIORS

40min

Second half is go in Newcastle as the Knights take first use of the ball

40min

HT at McDonald Jones Stadium and the Knights take a 12-2 lead in a scrappy opening 40

40min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Mason Lino.

Mason Lino can't bring the conversion through the uprights from the sideline

Knights lead Knights 12 - 2 Warriors
40min

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

Well it's a TRY - Kurt Mann set it up with a kick in behind, Fusitua doesn't ground it and Hymel Hunt goes over the top of it and Lachlan Fitzgibbon gets downward pressure

Knights lead Knights 12 - 2 Warriors
40min

BUNKER: Checking for a Knights try - Adam Gee says NO TRY

39min

David Fusitua flies high and takes a good catch off a perfect kick from Kodi Nikorima but the Knights defence is just as good to hold the Fus out

38min

Repeat set for the Warriors and they'll start the set 23m out from the Knights line

37min

Blake Green kicks through for Lachlan Burr but Connor Watson gets his boot to the ball

36min

PENALTY WARRIORS: SKD runs behind his own man and goes through the line and breaks away but Adam Gee brings it back for an obstruction

33min

Blake Green kicks for the post pads but he misses and it goes dead

30min

Aidan Guerra takes his first hit-up back from injury but loses the ball and to add salt it rolls dead

29min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Herman Ese'ese takes a good run then more ill-discipline from Jazz Tevaga who gives away a penalty

29min

Karl Lawton OUT of the rest of the night with a shoulder injury

29min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Mason Lino converts from 18m left to the uprights

Knights lead Knights 8 - 2 Warriors
28min

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

Questions over the six again but the Knights use the opportunity to spread the ball to Kurt Mann who finds Lachlan Fitzgibbon who throws a good ball to Mata'utia who scores

Knights lead Knights 6 - 2 Warriors
27min

WTF happened there? Ball ricochets everywhere and refs call still last; Then Lino looks to lose it and they get six again

24min

David Fusitua couldn't take the cross-field kick from Blake Green and knocks it on and the ball goes touch-in-goal.

23min

PENALTY WARRIORS: Speed of the ruck is too slow and the referees penalise it

19min

NO TRY - Kodi Nikorima knocks the ball on and the ensuing play means nothing

19min

BUNKER: David Fusitua claims a try but we're checking that Kodi Nikorima held a pass then Fusitua scores

17min

PENALTY WARRIORS: A soft call as Gavin Badger penalises Lachlan Fitzgibbon for a high shot

16min

Penalty Goal: Warriors
Kicked by Issac Luke.

Issac Luke adds the penalty goal to level things up

Tied up at Knights 2 - 2 Warriors
15min

PENALTY WARRIORS: The Warriors get their second penalty as the Knights goalline defence was penalised for being offside

14min

Ball security is not really a thing tonight after the Canterbury Cup game earlier and now this one

13min

Worth the effort? Gerard Beale goes himself on last tackle but is held 2m short of the line

12min

A comedy of errors from both sides and the Knights loses it from the scrum so the Warriors attack

11min

Ken Maumalo takes a hit-up on tackle 1 and the bal comes free

11min

SKD knocks down a pass from Adam Blair which was aimed out to Ken Maumalo

10min

Connor Watson takes on the short-side but loses the ball in a good tackle from behind

9min

60m gain in the set from their own 20 for the Warriors then anti-climatic kick from Nikorima

8min

Levi goes through the middle on tackle 4 but doesn't get right through the line

7min

Big hit first up from Peta Hiku on James Gavet tackle 1 from the penalty goal

6min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

Mason Lino from close range has little issues nailing the penalty goal

Knights lead Knights 2 - 0 Warriors
6min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: The crowd begs for a penalty and it finally comes from referee Gee. Jazz Tevaga the man penalised again

4min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: James Gavet loses the ball but Adam Gee rules a penalty for excess working in the tackle

3min

PENALTY WARRIORS: RTS takes a good run then earns a penalty. Warriors start their set inside the Knights half

1min

Time on in Newcastle as Adam Gee blows his whistle; Warriors defending the Southern end with first use

Warriors making their way out to a wet McDonald Jones Stadium

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Liam Nicholls, Mark Bohan

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Bryan Norrie

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (20)
Tries: Sione Mata'utia (2), Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mason Lino (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Mason Lino (2/2)

WARRIORS (24)
Tries: Peta Hiku, Ken Maumalo (2), Sam Lisone
Field Goals:
Conversions: Issac Luke (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Issac Luke (1/1)