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1:50pm Sun August 1, 2021
Round 20 - Suncorp Stadium
80min

Thanks for joining me for the first match of an action packed Sunday. Stay with us here at League Unlimited as we bring you all the action of the remaining two fixtures of the day. But first, we've got the blockbuster between the Penrith Panthers and the Melbourne Storm

79min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker finishes the afternoon with a perfect record from the kicking tee

Knights lead Knights 34 - 24 Raiders
79min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Emre Guler. Kick to come.

Guler scores a late consolation try for the Raiders as he breaks the line with some nice footwork and proves too strong for Connor Watson to stop. The Knights will be disappointed with conceding a try so late in the match

Knights lead Knights 34 - 22 Raiders
76min

Another Canberra error as Whitehead loses the ball in the tackle

74min

Barnett knocks the ball on as he attempted to strip Emre Guler

72min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker makes no error again as he makes it three from three

Knights lead Knights 34 - 18 Raiders
71min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Hudson Young. Kick to come.

Great work from Jack Wighton who got himself into open space before passing to Hudson Young who did enough to evade Best's tackle attempt as he scores his first of the afternoon

Knights lead Knights 34 - 16 Raiders
69min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Conversion from Clifford is successful

Knights lead Knights 34 - 12 Raiders
66min

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

The Knights strike with their first play from the scrum as Clifford wraps around the back of the scrum and pops up on the left as he passes it to Ponga who threw a dummy and went himself as he broke through the line and scored the Knights sixth try of the afternoon

Knights lead Knights 32 - 12 Raiders
64min

It keeps getting worse for the Raiders as they drop yet another ball in a tackle

60min

The Knights finally make an error down this left edge as Ponga tries to replicate the most recent try but this time passes the ball too far forwards as it sails over the sideline

59min

Another penalty headed to the Knights for crowding, it just doesn't seem to be the Raiders afternoon

58min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Clifford's attempt is unsuccessful as he hooks it to far across the face of the goal

Knights lead Knights 28 - 12 Raiders
58min

Try: Knights
Scored by Enari Tuala. Kick to come.

Tuala score his third to secure his first NRL hattrick! The Knights attack down that left side as they have so this match and once again it provides points as Kalyn Ponga skips onto the outside of his man before throwing a cut out ball across Best which finds Tuala in space and he does a great job to ground the ball

Knights lead Knights 28 - 12 Raiders
56min

The Raiders continue their undisciplined performance as they drop the ball once again

54min

The big fella David Klemmer looked certain to score his first try since 2017 but the bunker deemed that he grounded the ball short of the try line

53min

Rapana fails to defuse Clifford's bomb, could've arguably been a penalty to the Raiders for tackling in mid-air but that's not the case and the Knights have another great chance

51min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

The Knights earn a penalty right in front of the goals and they make the decision to go for the two, taking the lead back out to 12 points courtesy of Clifford's successful penalty goal

Knights lead Knights 24 - 12 Raiders
47min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker converts the try as the Raiders now trail by 10

Knights lead Knights 22 - 12 Raiders
45min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Josh Papali'i. Kick to come.

The Raiders needed to strike first and that's exactly what they did. Queensland front rower Josh Papali'i just tucks it under his arm and beats David Klemmer easily with some nice foot work to score next to the uprights

Knights lead Knights 22 - 10 Raiders
43min

Error from Sauaso Sue as he prepared to offload the football but lost the ball in the process

42min

Early penalty to the Knights after another high tackle from the Raiders

40min

The Knights get the second half underway here at Suncorp Stadium. The Raiders have a lot of work to do

40min

The Raiders should be disappointed with that half, they had plenty of chances to keep the ball in the Knights half but failed to do so. The Knights on the other hand scored an important try heading into the break to force the Raiders to score three times if they are to make a comeback

40min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Clifford's kick misses to the right as the Knights lead by 16 as they head into the half-time break

Knights lead Knights 22 - 6 Raiders
39min

Try: Knights
Scored by Enari Tuala. Kick to come.

Tuala grabs his second for the Knights at a crucial stage of the match. The game was waiting for one of these sides to step up late in the first half and it started with a great carry from Jake Clifford who broke the line and found an offload for Ponga who drifted wide and isolated Bradman Best who was too much to handle for the Raiders defence

Knights lead Knights 22 - 6 Raiders
38min

The Raiders haven't helped themselves in the first half and once again it was an error that undid their work. Jarrod Croker spills the ball as he is crunched by his opposite number

37min

Best spills the ball just short of the halfway line. Again the Raiders have a chance here to grab some points late in the first half

35min

Great patience from Kalyn Ponga there as he allows Wighton's kick to bunch and shielded the ball as it slowly travelled over the dead ball line

33min

Well done by Jordan Rapana as he allows Clifford's grubber to roll dead despite incoming pressure from the Knights players. Good chance for the Raiders to set a platform for the remainder of the first half.

32min

Penalty to the Knights for a crusher tackle on Hymel Hunt. The Raiders once again releasing the pressure on the Knights

31min

Unfortunately for the Knights, Jayden Brailey will have to leave the field after suffering a concussion as he attempted to tackle Josh Papali'i

29min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker makes no issues as he reduces the deficit to 12 points

Knights lead Knights 18 - 6 Raiders
28min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Harley Smith-Shields. Kick to come.

The Raiders grab one break at an important time of the match. Harley Smith-Shields finishes brilliantly in the corner as Jordan Rapana held the ball up for a second which committed the Knights defence, freeing up space for Smith-Shields

Knights lead Knights 18 - 4 Raiders
20min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

A bit of luck goes Clifford's way as his shot hits the near post and still manages to go in for two points

Knights lead Knights 18 - 0 Raiders
18min

Try: Knights
Scored by Kurt Mann. Kick to come.

The Knights add their third try after some poor football at the other end of the field from the Raiders. This time it's Kurt Mann who gets on the scoresheet as he rises to collect a Jake Clifford bomb and grounds the ball as he lands

Knights lead Knights 16 - 0 Raiders
17min

Penalty to the Knights courtesy of Jack Wighton for a high tackle. All the pressure that the Raiders had mounted is now gone

16min

Harawira-Naera loses the ball in great field position as he failed to hold onto it as he entered a collision with the Knights' defenders

13min

Penalty goes the Raiders way just in front of the Knights try line as Tyson Frizell prevented Elliott Whitehead from having a clean run at the ball

8min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Clifford once again makes no errors

Knights lead Knights 12 - 0 Raiders
8min

Try: Knights
Scored by Bradman Best. Kick to come.

The Knights are up for the contest today and this left edge looks dangerous. They once again explore this avenue and Best is the man who's successful on this occasion as he busts his way through a tackle to score

Knights lead Knights 10 - 0 Raiders
5min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Clifford's kick is perfect as the Knights lead by 6

Knights lead Knights 6 - 0 Raiders
5min

Try: Knights
Scored by Enari Tuala. Kick to come.

And just like that the Newcastle Knights open the scoring this afternoon after a nice shift on the left hand side gave Tuala space to run into. He proceeded to break multiple tackles as he ended up being too hard to stop as the Knights take the lead

Knights lead Knights 4 - 0 Raiders

Canberra get us underway here in Brisbane

Welcome to Suncorp Stadium on a superb day here in Brisbane as we bring you the clash between the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders. A brilliant way to kick-off your Sunday here at League Unlimited after a good morning by the Australians in the pool at the Olympics

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Jon Stone, Todd Smith

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (34)
Tries: Enari Tuala (3), Bradman Best, Kurt Mann, Kalyn Ponga
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jake Clifford (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Jake Clifford (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (24)
Tries: Harley Smith-Shields, Josh Papali'i, Hudson Young, Emre Guler
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/4)
Penalty Goals: