Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri July 23, 2021
Round 19 - Sunshine Coast Stadium - Crowd: 2868
80min

FULL TIME on the Sunshine Coast - A dominant final hour from the Roosters pushes them to a 28-8 victory

79min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Sam Walker.

Sam Walker's conversion attempt is a poor one and it's waved away

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 8 Knights
78min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Angus Crichton. Kick to come.

Angus Crichton goes through on the outside after moving into the centres, James Tedesco backing up gets the ball before finding Crichton who continued to back up and scores

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 8 Knights
77min

All or nothing play for the Knights on the last tackle but it's an awful set of six and they lose it on the last

74min

Drew Hutchison goes close on the last but ruled to have lost the ball

73min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by James Tedesco.

James Tedesco appreciative of a conversion from close range which he slots

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 8 Knights
72min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sitili Tupouniua. Kick to come.

Sitili Tupouniua goes through after the Roosters go down the short side and Tedesco finds the big man to score

Roosters lead Roosters 22 - 8 Knights
68min

Tedesco through middle opens up the Knights defence but this time Newcastle can hold on

66min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by James Tedesco.

James Tedesco pushes the conversion across the face of the posts

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 8 Knights
65min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Lachlan Lam. Kick to come.

Lachlan Lam on the outside of the whole of the Knights defence just strolls over after James Tedesco set it up going through the middle

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 8 Knights
59min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by James Tedesco.

James Tedesco kicks the ball almost perfectly but it comes off the upright

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 8 Knights
58min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

Daniel Tupou is over finally after the Knights defence can't hold on; Tedesco had a 3-on-2 and a severe lack of urgency in defence sees Tupou stroll over

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 8 Knights
56min

PENALTY ROOSTERS: Knights struggling to make metres at the moment as they run into the wind

50min

Lachlan Lam brought down on the last after a desperate effort from Dom Young which saved the Knights from conceding again

48min

Poor kick from Drew Hutchison gives Newcastle a reprieve with a 20m restart

40min

Second half is go! Roosters with the wind behind them using the ball first

40min

Half Time at Sunshine Coast Stadium - Roosters again having to come from behind to lead at the break; 10-8 the score

38min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by James Tedesco.

James Tedesco into the wind with the conversion attempt letting it stay out right and the wind blows it back in

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 8 Knights
36min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

Joey Manu gets over out wide after a great pass from Victor Radley after Drew Hutchison runs in the middle on the last before finding Radley who gets it out to Manu

Tied up at Roosters 8 - 8 Knights
35min

PENALTY ROOSTERS: Knights penalised for an obstruction after Tyson Frizell ran and stopped in the defensive line.

33min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by James Tedesco.

James Tedesco pushes the conversion across the face of the posts

Knights lead Roosters 4 - 8 Knights
32min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sitili Tupouniua. Kick to come.

Roosters have too many numbers out to the right and quick hands gets Sitili Tupouniua over the line

Knights lead Roosters 4 - 8 Knights
27min

Matt Ikuvalu goes to the line and tries to reach out but drops it cold and it runs dead

24min

Poor kick on the last from Jayden Brailey goes dead after the Knights had all the momentum

22min

PENALTY ROOSTERS: Sam Verrills penalised again for being offside and the warning comes from Sutton

19min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford extends the lead for the Knights

Knights lead Roosters 0 - 8 Knights
19min

BUNKER REVIEW: The Knights are over through Hymel Hunt but the bunker just wants to make sure that there is no knock-on from Kalyn Ponga after the initial knock-on from James Tedesco

18min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Sam Verills called offside by Gerard Sutton and despite an error from the Knights away from Verrills, Sutton rules that he had an impact on the play

18min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford converts from close range

Knights lead Roosters 0 - 6 Knights
15min

Try: Knights
Scored by Jacob Saifiti. Kick to come.

Strong lead-up play from the Knights on the back of a set restart as the Jacob Saifiti comes back inside and forces his way over

Knights lead Roosters 0 - 4 Knights
14min

Daniel Tupou goes across after a lovely ball from Tedesco though Gerard Sutton called it forward.

11min

Kalyn Ponga with a poor pass rather than taking a tackle forces Dom Young into an error and puts Newcastle under pressure

8min

JWH has lost the ball quite clearly but he wants to challenge it - Ash Klein needs one look to keep the knock-on call

6min

Poor kick from Drew Hutchinson that goes out on the full as both sides size each other up early

GAME ON! Knights using the ball first on the Sunshine Coast as Gerard Sutton calls time on

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Todd Smith

Video Referee: Ashley Klein

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (28)
Tries: Sitili Tupouniua (2), Joseph Manu, Daniel Tupou, Lachlan Lam, Angus Crichton
Conversions: James Tedesco (2/5), Sam Walker (0/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (8)
Tries: Jacob Saifiti
Conversions: Jake Clifford (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Jake Clifford (1/1)