Full Time
80:00
2:00pm Sun August 17, 2014
Round 23 - McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton - Crowd: 12733
78

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Sam Tomkins makes an unforced error.

Sam Tomkins can't catch the ball and is that the end of the Warriors chance to win

Newcastle Knights 28-22

76

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

Chad Townsend misses yet another kick this afternoon and gap is 6

Newcastle Knights 28-22

75

TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

Manu Vatuvei gets the green lights from the Video Refs and closes the gap

Newcastle Knights 28-22

74

Another successful short kick off for the Warriors after the Knights tap it back and Sam Lousi is first to the ball

Newcastle Knights 28-18

74

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Kurt Gidley uses the clock and adds another 2 points

Newcastle Knights 28-18

73

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Feleti Mateo is penalised for a late hit on Tyrone Roberts

Newcastle Knights 26-18

72

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Chad Townsend makes an unforced error.

Shaun Johnson forces an offload but Chad Townsend can't catch the ball, Knights have the scrum 40m out from their own line

Newcastle Knights 26-18

70

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

Chad Townsend doesn't get enough fade on the kick and misses it

Newcastle Knights 26-18

69

TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

David Fusitua is on the receiving end of some beautiful lead up work from the Warriors and he scores in the corner

Newcastle Knights 26-18

67

Warriors on the attack after successfully using the short kickoff

Newcastle Knights 26-14

67

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

Kurt Gidley misses the conversion by a country mile

Newcastle Knights 26-14

65

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Chanel Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Chanel Mata'utia gets his first of the night after the Knights again play a free-flowing set and extends the lead out again

Newcastle Knights 26-14

64

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

From right in front Kurt Gidley kicks the penalty goal to extend the margin

Newcastle Knights 22-14

62

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Warriors hang around too long in tackle on their own 10m and they are penalised

Newcastle Knights 20-14

61

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Manu Vatuvei makes an unforced error.

The Knights run it on the last before a Tyrone Roberts kick can't be taken by Manu Vatuvei

Newcastle Knights 20-14

58

Plenty of excitement and passing on the last tackle play before an average Leilua kick goes straight to the Warriors defence

Newcastle Knights 20-14

54

Knights go close again but Sam Tomkins dives desperately over the ball and stops another Knights try

Newcastle Knights 20-14

53

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Kurt Gidley nails the conversion from the sideline

Newcastle Knights 20-14

53

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Sione Mata'utia gets his third with another example of spectacular skill from the winger

Newcastle Knights 18-14

51

VIDEO REFEREE: Sione Mata'utia could have a hattrick, checking touch line and touch ingoal and grounding, Gavin Reynolds has a TRY

14 all

50

PENALTY KNIGHTS: The Warriors try a bit too much in the tackle and are penalised - Count now 6-5 in favour of the Knights

14 all

48

Shaun Johnson goes sideways then throws a long ball that ends up with the touch judge

14 all

47

Edge to edge attack for the Warriors but they don't get points but do get the repeat set

14 all

46

PENALTY WARRIORS: Jarrod Mullen penalised for a strip on Manu Vatuvei after the Beast was slammed on his back in a good tackle

14 all

43

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

Chad Townsend puts a shocker in and the ball goes to the left of the uprights

14 all

41

TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Nathan Friend. Kick to come.

Nathan Friend goes from dummy half and has no Knights defenders in front of him so he takes full advantage of the gap and a soft try

14 all

41

PENALTY WARRIORS: Opening penalty of the second half goes to the Warriors and they go down field

Newcastle Knights 14-10

40

Both sides are back on the field at Hunter Stadium for the second 40 minutes

Newcastle Knights 14-10

40

That's Half Time at Hunter Stadium - the Newcastle Knights take a 14-10 lead over the NZ Warriors in an entertaining half of footy

Newcastle Knights 14-10

40

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend successful.

An absolute perfect kick from Chad Townsend sees the kick go through the middle of the uprights to close the gap to 4

Newcastle Knights 14-10

38

TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

Manu Vatuvei strolls over for his first of the afternoon, after the Video Refs can't find conclusive evidence to overturn the onfield decision of TRY

Newcastle Knights 14-8

38

VIDEO REFEREE: Checking a possible Manu Vatuvei try, Gavin Morris says TRY, checking a possible knock on in the lead up

Newcastle Knights 14-4

38

Kurt Gidley takes an absolute screamer at the back with the high bomb from Shaun Johnson though does get trapped ingoal

Newcastle Knights 14-4

35

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

Chad Townsend pushes the conversion across the face of the goals, for no change to the score

Newcastle Knights 14-4

35

TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

David Fusitua pulls off an absolute MIRACLE try, throws himself in the air and gets the ball down just inside the sideline

Newcastle Knights 14-4

34

VIDEO REFEREE: David Fusitua could have a miracle try, Gavin Morris says NO TRY however, checking touchline and grounding

Newcastle Knights 14-0

33

PENALTY WARRIORS: The ball rolls free from the Warriors but Gavin Reynolds finds a strip and penalises the Knights for it

Newcastle Knights 14-0

32

The Warriors throw the ball around on the last with very little gain with the Knights defence a class above

Newcastle Knights 14-0

28

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Kurt Gidley puts the ball through the posts and extends the Knights lead

Newcastle Knights 14-0

26

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Sione Mata'utia gets a double after streaking down the sideline after Shaun Johnson can't get to the tackle through contact with Gavin Morris

Newcastle Knights 12-0

24

Poor kick on the last gives Sam Tomkins a free run to the 20m and beyond

Newcastle Knights 8-0

23

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Warriors penalised for a high tackle there, didn't seem to be much in it, Simon Mannering argues the case and Gavin Morris
"Takes his point"

Newcastle Knights 8-0

22

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

Kurt Gidley from the sideline can't convert the try

Newcastle Knights 8-0

20

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Joseph Leilua. Kick to come.

The Knights go left, Joseph Leilua finds a gap and has too much speed for Ben Henry to stop him and Leilua scores

Newcastle Knights 8-0

19

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Another offside penalty against the Warriors blown by Gavin Morris, Knights on the attack again

Newcastle Knights 4-0

19

Feleti Mateo gets collected high but enough for the VR to put it on report

Newcastle Knights 4-0

16

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Sam Tomkins makes an unforced error.

Sam Tomkins has to reach back to catch a terrible pass from Shaun Johnson but he can't take it and pressure is off the Knights

Newcastle Knights 4-0

15

The Warriors will get another set of six after Gavin Morris rules the Warriors kick was played at before going into touch

Newcastle Knights 4-0

14

PENALTY WARRIORS: Knights ruled to have gone too early in defence according to Gavin Morris

Newcastle Knights 4-0

13

The Knights trying an expansive game although the last tackle option catches them out and the kick goes dead

Newcastle Knights 4-0

12

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

Kurt Gidley starts the kick too much to the left and the touchies wave it away

Newcastle Knights 4-0

11

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Jarrod Mullen catches the aggressive Warriors defence napping and Sione Mata'utia gets the opening 4 pointer

Newcastle Knights 4-0

9

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Gavin Morris penalises the Warriors for being inside the 10m which gives the Knights a piggyback out of their own 20m

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8

Poor last tackle option for the Knights and Tyrone Roberts is tackled on the last about 5m out from the Warriors line

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6

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Shaun Johnson makes an unforced error.

Shaun Johnson can't catch an average kick from Jarrod Mullen and the Knights have the 10m scrum

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5

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Warriors hold too long in the tackle and Travis Waddell takes the quick tap

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5

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Warriors captain Simon Mannering is on report for a high tackle on Dane Gagai

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4

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Ben Henry makes an unforced error.

Warriors look sharp in attack but the last pass from Sam Tomkins isn't a good one and Ben Henry can't handle it

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2

PENALTY WARRIORS: Knights penalised by Gavin Reynolds for a second effort in the tackle, Warriors go the tap

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1

UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
David Fa'alogo makes an unforced error.

Poor first set from the Knights, Jeremy Smith gets a good offload to David Fa'alogo who wasn't ready for it and he drops it

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Here come the Knights onto Hunter Stadium and they are wearing the close the gap, aboriginal design jersey

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Here come the NZ Warriors out onto the field at Hunter Stadium, in the white away jerseys today

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TEAM NEWS | Knights lose Willie Mason and Akuila Uate - this sees Sione Mata'utia (#20, wing) and David Fa'alogo (#18, prop) starting. Chris Houston fills the remaining bench spot. Positionally, Travis Waddell will start in jersey #14 at hooker while #9 Adam Clydsdale will drop to the bench. The Warriors are 1-17.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Gavin Morris, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Paul Holland, Jon Stone

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Steve Folkes

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (28)
Tries: Sione Mata'utia (3), Joseph Leilua, Chanel Mata'utia
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (2/5)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (2/2)

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (22)
Tries: David Fusitua (2), Manu Vatuvei (2), Nathan Friend
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chad Townsend (1/5)
Penalty Goals: