FULLTIME :: Knights go into the top eight after an eight point win against Brisbane.
Isaako from mid range. He puts it over.
Broncos get some reward! Herbie Farnworth got one-on-one and finishes it off.
It almost happened again! Willison couldn't grab the ball this time.
Isaako converts from in front.
Good kick from Gamble and Niu bats it back for Willison to finish.
PENALTY BRONCOS! Clear obstruction.
PENALTY BRONCOS! Short kick-off doesn't make the distance.
Clifford from the sideline. He takes his time and misses.
Knights are just enjoying themselves now. Ponga took it to the line, found Best who gave Tuala the easiest of finishes.
Brodie Croft has been hooked for the Broncos!
Clifford slots it through!
Barnett just used his strength to roll over.
Knights get a repeat set with a grubber.
Tesi Niu tries to chime into the backline. He spills it.
PENALTY KNIGHTS! Another for ruck interference.
Dan Saifiti was streaming through as the decoy and grabs the ball.
PENALTY KNIGHTS! Strip.
Clifford kicks out on the full!
Clifford raises the flags.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Knock on cleared and Fitzgibbon gets there!
BUNKER TIME! Knights might have added to their lead here. Checking for an error.
Been a quiet start to the second half for both sides. Happy to get through their sets and kick.
KICK-OFF! We're back for the second half.
PENALTY BRONCOS! They get one final chance. They are tackled. HALFTIME.
Clifford from in front.
Denied earlier. Pearce takes on the line and gets there!
A grubber through from the Broncos and Jesse Arthurs can't get it down before the dead ball line.
PENALTY BRONCOS! High shot
RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Lachlan Fitzgibbon has knocked on.
BUNKER TIME! Mitch Pearce might have snatched one here. Checking how it came free.
Another key intervention from Oates. He stops the Knights going right.
A huge kick from the Knights and Niu knocks on.
Isaako misses again.
Brisbane hit the lead again! Double pump from Tesi Niu puts over Corey Oates.
PENALTY BRONCOS! Escort.
Clifford converts his own effort.
Straight from the scrum. Clifford strolls through.
A grubber through is knocked on by Glenn. Knights have another full set. Scrum to them.
PENALTY KNIGHTS! It is given back to the Knights. Hunt is helped off as well.
Broncos are thrown over the sideline again. Herbie Farnworth. Hymel Hunt gave it right back to them. The winger is in some stress.
Knights knock it on again. Saifiti coughs it up.
Broncos hand it right over. Payne Haas is dragged over the sideline.
Isaako from the sideline. He studies but misses.
Broncos strike first! Niu takes on the defense and slides over.
Knights knock it on coming out of their own end.
FORWARD PASS! Broncos survive!
PENALTY KNIGHTS! Offside again against the Broncos.
PENALTY KNIGHTS! More pressure coming.
Oates knocks it down now.
Broncos hold on! It went side to side but it is knocked on by the Broncos. Another set coming for the Knights now.
Knights go the length off their first set and earn a dropout.
KICK-OFF! Here we go
Happy Thursday night everybody! We start with an intriguing battle in Queensland. Newcastle Knights continue their charge into the top eight against the battling Brisbane Broncos. Will it be Ponga power or will the Gamble pay off for the hosts tonight. Join us in five minutes for kick-off!
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Grant Atkins
Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Phil Henderson
Video Referee: Alan Shortall
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (28)
Tries: Jake Clifford, Mitchell Pearce, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Mitchell Barnett, Enari Tuala
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jake Clifford (4/5)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (20)
Tries: Tesi Niu, Corey Oates, Xavier Willison, Herbie Farnworth
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (2/4)