Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri July 26, 2019
Round 19 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 21029
77min

Ponga has been given ten in the bin!

77min

While we have a delay for Michael Chee-Kam with a facial injury. The bunker has reviewed and Kalyn Ponga is pinged for a shoulder charge. PENALTY TIGERS.

77min

Marshall tried to thread one in-goal but it missed everyone as Esan Marsters can't haul it in.

76min

Mitch Pearce tried to spark something but the ball goes free. Tigers can taste victory here.

74min

Both sides just seem content to trade sets currently. More bombs than an eighteenth.

69min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga to level the game up. It is from the sideline, the custodian takes his time, goes through the routine, breathes in and dragged it.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 26 - 28 Wests Tigers
68min

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

Knights hit back! Kurt Mann gave Rmaien early ball. The centre who has rampaged all night bumped off a man before he flicked it to SKD to do the rest.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 26 - 28 Wests Tigers
65min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Moses Mbye.

Mbye to put the Tigers out to eight. He studies it but goes across the face.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 22 - 28 Wests Tigers
64min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Paul Momirovski. Kick to come.

Tigers stretch out again! Kurt Mann shot out of the line, giving Marshall the chance to spread it wide enough for Momirovski to get it down.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 22 - 28 Wests Tigers
62min

Tigers go the short side on last, Tautau Moga raced up and knocked it down. Six more coming for the visitors.

61min

PENALTY TIGERS! The Knights with double jepoardy after a knock on then gave away a penalty.

58min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga brings the deficit back to two.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 22 - 24 Wests Tigers
58min

Try: Knights
Scored by Tautau Moga. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! It was scrappy but they all count. Mitch Pearce tried to kick through the line, it rebounded off a pair of Tigers and Moga was there to collect.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 20 - 24 Wests Tigers
58min

BUNKER TIME! Tautau Moga with the quick reflexes to gather this one in.

55min

SIX MORE bellows the referee as Dave Klemmer shows soft hands to take the rebound. Knights still probing but force Corey Thompson to take it dead.

54min

PENALTY KNIGHTS! Strip against the Tigers. They need a spark quickly here.

53min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Mbye nails another.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 16 - 24 Wests Tigers
53min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Robbie Farah. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! After some thorough examination, Farah juuust got it down. 300th appearance and a try to boot.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 16 - 22 Wests Tigers
53min

BUNKER TIME! Has Robbie Farah gone over in his 300th? Ref has called NO TRY.

52min

PENALTY TIGERS! David Nofoaluma earns the whistle and they get an extra ten through backchat.

51min

Knights were coming off the back fence. It can be great for confidence but also gets you trying silly things. Herman Ese'ese tried an offload which went to ground.

50min

Dave Klemmer had saucer eyes for the line. A stab kick on last from Ponga almost had the NSW prop latch onto it but the Tigers recover. GLDO.

48min

PENALTY KNIGHTS! The push at the play the ball gives the Knights a whistle.

43min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Kalyn Ponga.

Tough kick for Ponga on the left side. He takes his time over it and curves it wide.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 16 - 18 Wests Tigers
42min

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

Simple barge over for Hymel Hunt. Knights targeted the left and the winger just bumped over.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 16 - 18 Wests Tigers
41min

PENALTY KNIGHTS! Crusher against the Tigers on Kalyn Ponga. Good piggyback for the home side. They shoot it past halfway.

40min

We're back on. A huge 40 minutes for the Knights. Can they comeback?

40min

HALFTIME! Knights came out of the blocks fast with a pair of tries but the Tigers through a double to Corey Thompson and a Benji Marshall four-pointer have the lead.

39min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Another easy chance, Mbye adds two more.

Wests Tigers lead Knights 12 - 18 Wests Tigers
39min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Benji Marshall. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! No problems there! Marshall refused to go down, kept the legs pumping and hands the Tigers the lead!

Wests Tigers lead Knights 12 - 16 Wests Tigers
39min

BUNKER TIME! In Farah's 300th, it could be one of his best mates that has crashed over.

38min

PENALTY TIGERS! Knights have got lazy in the latter stages here. A atray arm from Connor Watson has given the Tigers the final chance in the half.

35min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

From close, Mbye levels the scores.

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Wests Tigers
34min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Corey Thompson. Kick to come.

Tigers are level! Luke Brooks broke through the line, positioned it well then Corey Thompson went the rest of the way.

Knights lead Knights 12 - 10 Wests Tigers
31min

PENALTY TIGERS! Guess for? Everyone's favourite - the escort. Nofoaluma got high enough to get the ball but it hit the deck. Kalyn Ponga tried to scoop it up but loses it. Comes back for the whistle.

30min

Had a lengthy delay after Benji copped one in the mush. He gets the thumbs up from the trainer and we're ready to go again.

30min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Glasby muscled through the line, did all the hard work but a last ditch effort from Corey Thompson popped it free.

30min

BUNKER TIME! Glasby looked like he crashed over. Checking the obstruction.

29min

Benji tries to swoop on a loose bomb but he drops it. Knights with another full set.

28min

PENALTY KNIGHTS! James Gavet is initially pinged for a knock on but a quick conference, changed to a penalty.

26min

PENALTY KNIGHTS! They needed that. Tigers had got some energy from their four-pointer and were hemming in the Knights. A big charge from Barnett got them a whistle and over halfway.

23min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Moses Mbye has the kicking duties for the Tigers. He stands over the kick and brings the visitors within six.

Knights lead Knights 12 - 6 Wests Tigers
22min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Corey Thompson. Kick to come.

Tigers strike back! Lovely charge from Michael Chee-Kam got them close. Luke Garner follows up with a wonderful line almost backed to the line but he flicked it back for Corey Thompson to collect his eighth of the season.

Knights lead Knights 12 - 4 Wests Tigers
20min

Perfect kick from Luke Brooks. He landed it right in the pack where the Knights contested and lost it before Benji almost swooped before Sione Mata'utia knocked it dead. GLDO.

16min

Safe kick from Benji and earns his side some respite. Chipped it behind Hymel Hunt and it rolled enough that the winger had to take it dead. GLDO.

15min

Knights try to position Ramien again, the centre couldn't shrug off the defenders this time and lost it.

13min

PENALTY KNIGHTS! Esan Marsters went for a quick nap on a tackled Moga. Eventually the whistle wakes him from the slumber and Newcastle are on for a third.

11min

First real chance for the Tigers. It looked disjointed, the ball hit the ground several times and ended up with Corey Thompson caught on the last.

9min

PENALTY TIGERS! That was needed for the visitors. They were pinned down their own end and Mitch Barnett had a rush of blood which saw him shoot out of the line and cause the whistle.

8min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga adds his second goal.

Knights lead Knights 12 - 0 Wests Tigers
7min

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

5, 6, 7 8! Ponga with a tribute to Steps, with his work there. He got the ball on the left looked to position the winger, stepped back inside then continued until he dived over.

Knights lead Knights 10 - 0 Wests Tigers
5min

Unhappy start for Momirovski. He looked to have the bomb covered, juggled it and loses it into Ramien. Knights can ram home their early advantage.

3min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga adds the easy two.

Knights lead Knights 6 - 0 Wests Tigers
3min

Try: Knights
Scored by Jesse Ramien. Kick to come.

Strong defense! Ramien fresh from his early stretch joined the defensive effort as Momirovski spilled which allowed the centre to get a hand to it.

Knights lead Knights 4 - 0 Wests Tigers
3min

The signs are good early for the Knights. On the first tackle, they drove Paul Momirovski back which has it dislodge free then Jesse Ramien touches down.

2min

Some hard running early from the Knights. Early ball to Jesse Ramien gave the rampaging centre room to open up the play. Mitch Pearce tries to barge over on last. Changeover.

KICK-OFF! Daniel Saifiti takes the first change. We're on.

Both sides are out onto the field, resplendent in their beanies. Now we're down to the business of the football. Tigers will kick-off and here we go!

Welcome to Friday! Friyay for some, for both these sides they need some delight after tough results last weekend. Both sides sit outside the top eight, Tigers are celebrating Robbie Farah's 300th while the Knights are fighting for their faint finals hopes. It is also the Beanies for Brain Cancer Round - remember to buy one or donate - and enjoy the game!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Tim Roby, Kasey Badger

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Bryan Norrie

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (26)
Tries: Jesse Ramien, Kalyn Ponga, Hymel Hunt, Tautau Moga, Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (3/5)
Penalty Goals:

WESTS TIGERS (28)
Tries: Corey Thompson (2), Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah, Paul Momirovski
Field Goals:
Conversions: Moses Mbye (4/5)
Penalty Goals: