Full Time
80:00
2:00pm Sun May 1, 2022
Round 8 - McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton - Crowd: 15895
80min

That's full time and it's another one to forget for the Knights, who are consigned to last place, while the Storm have scored 120 points in the space of two weeks.

80min

Jahrome Hughes' pass on the inside to Smith is forward

78min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen brings up the half century for his side

Storm lead Knights 2 - 50 Storm
78min

The Storm are kicking the penalty goal to being up 50 points

77min

No try confirmed, Papenhuyzen messed up the grounding, but Melbourne will get a penalty for an escort ran on Jahrome Hughes

77min

Going upstairs for a potential Storm try, the ref thinks Papenhuyzen hasn't grounded it after Wishart flung the ball back infield from beyond the dead ball line

74min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Papenhuyzen kicks it from in front

Storm lead Knights 2 - 48 Storm
73min

Try: Storm
Scored by Cameron Munster. Kick to come.

Cameron Munster goes over for the Storm after an early spread to the left to Meaney sees the winger sprint 30 odd metres down the field before linking up with his 5/8th in support.

Storm lead Knights 2 - 46 Storm
69min

Phoenix Crossland's pass hits the deck and goes into touch. Storm survive

68min

Challenge unsuccessful, Knights ball

68min

Justin Olam knocks the ball on but he's challenging

65min

Tyran Wishart knocks on from dummy half

63min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen kicks the goal, sending Newcastle into last position on the live ladder

Storm lead Knights 2 - 42 Storm
61min

Try: Storm
Scored by Nick Meaney. Kick to come.

Cameron Munster throws a superb cutout pass to Nick Meaney, who steps off his left foot to score his first try of the day

Storm lead Knights 2 - 40 Storm
61min

Munster has now stolen it from Ponga, Storm on the attack

61min

Leo Thompson has the ball stolen from him 1 on 1 by Jesse Bromwich

60min

Set restart for NEW

59min

Tepai Moeroa is leaving the field with an injury to his arm

58min

Jake Clifford has been hooked by Adam O'Brien

57min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen knocks it over from in front

Storm lead Knights 2 - 36 Storm
56min

Try: Storm
Scored by Tepai Moeroa. Kick to come.

Harry Grant with another great play, this time putting a deft kick in over the top that rebounds off the post and sits up for Tepai Moeroa to score a try

Storm lead Knights 2 - 34 Storm
52min

A great individual phase for Harry Grant as he scoots 20 metres across field before putting in a well weighted grubber that is fielded by Edrick Lee. Grant chases his kick all the way through and wraps Lee up in the in goal area

50min

Nick Meaney thought he was over for his first but the last pass is rightly called forward. Knights ball

49min

The Knights looked good in attack there but Jake Clifford throws a poor pass to Sasagi who can't hold on

47min

Trent Loiero knocks on on the first tackle

46min

David Klemmer knocks the ball on in the tackle

44min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen drags it across the face

Storm lead Knights 2 - 30 Storm
44min

Try: Storm
Scored by Xavier Coates. Kick to come.

The Knights left edge defence is non existent as Xavier Coates goes on a 10 metre stroll untouched to the line to get his third

Storm lead Knights 2 - 30 Storm
42min

Storm get a penalty for obstruction as Brodie Jones runs behind his own man on the kick return

41min

It's the second straight disaster from a kickoff for the Knights to start the half, with the Knights players seemingly not being bothered to stop the ball from rolling dead. Storm on the attack

40min

Players are back out on the field ahead of the second 40

40min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford kicks the goal

Storm lead Knights 2 - 26 Storm
40min

Knights will go for the 2 points to cut it to a 4 score game at the break

40min

Penalty Knights as the siren sounds for half time

38min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen kicks it from the sideline

Storm lead Knights 0 - 26 Storm
37min

Try: Storm
Scored by Xavier Coates. Kick to come.

Terrible cover defence from the Knights, Xavier Coates gets the ball courtesy of a nice quick pass from Reimis Smith and easily beats about 3 Knights defenders on his way to the line for his second try of the year

Storm lead Knights 0 - 24 Storm
36min

Jake Clifford's dropout goes 65 on the fly

36min

Nick Meaney's kick is pushed dead by Adam Clune

33min

Knights get a penalty coming out of trouble

32min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen is back on line with the conversion

Storm lead Knights 0 - 20 Storm
30min

Try: Storm
Scored by Justin Olam. Kick to come.

Justin Olam gets past about 4 or 5 completely disinterested Knights defenders, with Cliffod, Sasagi, Ponga and Klemmer all putting in substandard efforts as the PNG representative gets his second

Storm lead Knights 0 - 18 Storm
29min

Leo Thompson drops it cold, killing the momentum the Knights were building

27min

The Knights look a little more enterprising in attack this time but the Storm cover defence is too good as Enari Tuala is tackled on the last

26min

The bunker makes up for the horrid call to say Coates didn't play at the ball. Knights have a fresh set

25min

Ponga's kick rebounds off Coates' leg but the ref decides that he won't restart the tackle count. Knights come up with the ball but are tackled and the ref says changeover. Knights are challenging though

23min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Papenhuyzen once again misses a relatively easy conversion

Storm lead Knights 0 - 14 Storm
22min

Try: Storm
Scored by Jahrome Hughes. Kick to come.

It'll be a try, Hughes got it down, however there were about 3 forward passes ignored by the refs in the lead-up to that play. Storm extend their lead to 14

Storm lead Knights 0 - 14 Storm
22min

Going upstairs for a possible Melbourne try, ref thinks Hughes failed to ground the ball though

19min

Clifford runs on the last and gets caught. Handover

18min

Set restart for NEW

17min

The Knights finally get a penalty as Grant holds on too long

16min

Great cover defence from Ponga as he's able to push Nick Meaney into touch as he was going for the line

15min

Storm get a penalty for the markers not being square, replay shows it was a questionable decision at best

14min

Melbourne get a penalty

13min

Good set for the Knights but Clifford kicks out on the full for the second time, gifting Melbourne great field position once again

12min

Cameron Munster's kick goes into touch, Knights finally have possession

10min

Storm finally catch a break, getting a penalty coming out of trouble for a Frizell swinging arm. Knights are still yet to touch the ball

9min

Papenhuyzen can't convert this time

7min

Try: Storm
Scored by Xavier Coates. Kick to come.

Brodie Jones knock on and off the scrum win the Knights swing it left to find an open Xavier Coates, who goes in for Melbourne's second

Storm lead Knights 0 - 10 Storm
6min

Penalty to Melbourne as a Knights player picks the ball up in an offside position after it was dropped by Edrick Lee

5min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Papenhuyzen kicks the goal

Storm lead Knights 0 - 6 Storm
3min

Try: Storm
Scored by Justin Olam. Kick to come.

Harry Grant scoots away from dummy half before linking up with Justin Olam, who is too strong for the Newcastle defence

Storm lead Knights 0 - 4 Storm
1min

Underway and Jake Clifford has kicked off out on the full, giving Melbourne the chance to attack straight away

Hello and welcome to LeagueUnlimited's coverage of Sunday Football and today we start off in Newcastle as the lowly Knights look to pull off a miracle against the high flying Storm. The Knights have made two late changes, with Kurt Mann out and to be replaced at lock by Sauaso Sue, who's spot on the bench is taken by Jack Johns. The Storm are 1-17 from the team named on Tuesday. Kickoff in about 3 minutes

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Liam Kennedy

Touch Judges: Keiren Irons, Belinda Sharpe

Video Referee: Grant Atkins

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (2)
Penalty Goals: Jake Clifford (1/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (50)
Tries: Justin Olam (2), Xavier Coates (3), Jahrome Hughes, Tepai Moeroa, Nick Meaney, Cameron Munster
Conversions: Ryan Papenhuyzen (6/8)
Penalty Goals: Ryan Papenhuyzen (1/1)