Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Thu May 19, 2022
Round 11 - McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton - Crowd: 13312
80min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs converts to make the full-time score 36-12.

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 36 Broncos
80min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Herbie Farnworth. Kick to come.

Milford fires an intercept to his former teammate on full-time.

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 34 Broncos
80min

Brisbane make it five in a row for the first time in five years.

79min

Te Maire Martin knocks on to bring this one to a close.

78min

Lachlan Fitzgibbon is tackled on the last in a rather sad end to this game.

77min

Staggs' kick goes into touch.

76min

Conversion: Broncos
Attempted by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs misses his first kick of the evening.

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 30 Broncos
74min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Selwyn Cobbo. Kick to come.

Te Maire Martin delivers a brilliant pass to send Cobbo over for his second.

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 30 Broncos
74min

The Knights need to hold their line in these final moments - they don't deserve to be embarrassed on the scoreboard.

73min

Mat Croker hits Gamble late - resulting in a penalty.

73min

Kotoni Staggs is able to clean up a short kick-off from Ponga.

72min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

The Broncos have deserved this win - they started slowly but have been too strong in the second half.

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 26 Broncos
70min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Corey Oates. Kick to come.

Oates pounces on a freakish kick from Ezra Mam to seal the win.

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 24 Broncos
69min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs maintains his 100% kicking record tonight.

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 20 Broncos
69min

Kotoni Staggs and Selwyn Cobbo did a great job for a try that may win the Broncos this game.

69min

The bunker has ruled Adam Clune wasn't obstructed by Jordan Riki.

69min

The Newcastle supporters are filthy...

67min

The Knights are appealing for an obstruction.

67min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Selwyn Cobbo. Kick to come.

The star winger strikes!

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 18 Broncos
67min

Anthony Milford cries for a penalty, but Corey Oates is on the spot to clean up.

66min

The Knights can consider themselves lucky for getting away with that one.

65min

Kobe Hetherington makes a break and concedes a penalty for passing off the ground.

65min

The Knights will resume play with a line drop out.

63min

Milford puts up a high ball - Selwyn Cobbo catches and makes a 50 metre run.

62min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

It's a two-point game now!

Broncos lead Knights 12 - 14 Broncos
62min

That was a superb run from Ponga - speed, footwork, class - the fullback had it all.

61min

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

The superstar fullback charges onto a short pass from Mat Croker to streak 50 metres underneath the posts.

Broncos lead Knights 10 - 14 Broncos
60min

Tyson Gamble fires a forward pass to Kurt Capewell inside the Knights half.

59min

Anthony Milford loses the ball early in the count.

58min

Jordan Riki loses the ball on halfway.

57min

Bradman Best is out for the remainder of the match with a dislocated elbow.

57min

The Broncos run the ball on the last only to knock on inside the Knights half.

55min

Penalty Goal: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs is on target with his third kick of the night.

Broncos lead Knights 6 - 14 Broncos
55min

The Broncos will kick to take the margin beyond a converted try.

55min

Tyson Gamble gets a penalty after copping a hit from Jacob Saifiti.

54min

Bradman Best is off the field in distress.

54min

Edrick Lee is tackled over the sideline after an impulsive offload from Bradman Best.

53min

Newcastle penalty - Tyson Frizell is impeded chasing a kick from Milford.

52min

Bradman Best gets over the line but can't get the ball down due to the Broncos defence.

51min

Keenan Palasia loses the ball trying to play the ball from the kick-off.

50min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs puts the visitors up by a converted try.

Broncos lead Knights 6 - 12 Broncos
49min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Jordan Riki. Kick to come.

Riki runs onto a short pass from Tyson Gamble to put the Broncos in front for the first time.

Broncos lead Knights 6 - 10 Broncos
48min

Six again for the Broncos - Dominic Young spills a bomb close to his try line.

47min

Selwyn Cobbo breaks a few tackles with a dazzling run.

45min

Milford puts a high ball up which Oates does well to catch.

44min

Kurt Capewell fires a pass to Corey Oates, who can't hold onto the ball with the try-line in sight.

43min

Adam Clune overpowers a kick early in the set which goes dead.

42min

Kalyn Ponga manages to clean up a dangerous last tackle which saw the Broncos move the ball from sideline to sideline.

41min

Corey Oates makes a bullocking kick0return up to halfway.

40min

Scores are level at 6-all at halftime.

39min

Adam Clune overpowers a kick that allows Te Maire Martin to make a clean catch in-goal.

38min

Brisbane come up with a forward pass - the Knights should get one last opportunity to add to the scoreboard.

37min

Ezra Mam breaks a tackle and runs over halfway.

35min

No Try - the bunker rules Gagai lost possessionl trying to ground the ball.

35min

The bunker is reviewing the grounding.

35min

Anthony Milford puts in a great kick, the Knights get the bounce and Gagai puts the home side back in front.

35min

Anthony Milford has added so much class to the Knights' rank in less than a half of football.

34min

GAGAI!

33min

Dominic Young gets his pants pulled down and gets a penalty.

31min

Phoenix Crossland is on at dummy half for Chris Randall.

31min

Tyson Frizell cleans up an attacking kick from the Broncos.

30min

Cory Paix is on for the visitors.

30min

Kalyn Ponga knocks on trying to clean up a wayward kick from Gamble.

28min

Anthony Milford runs the ball on the last, links with Dane Gagai who gets a kick in, but Selwyn Cobbo is able to make a strong kick return.

27min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Kotoni Staggs.

Staggs locks the scores up at 6-all.

Tied up at Knights 6 - 6 Broncos
25min

The Knights will be disappointed to concede that try given the wealth of possession and missed opportunities.

25min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Billy Walters. Kick to come.

Anthony Milford conceded a six-again, Ezra Mam gets a fortuitous offload to Billy Walters who manages to get the ball over the line.

Knights lead Knights 6 - 4 Broncos
25min

Billy Walters is claiming a try.

24min

Ponga puts an attacking kick in for Tyson Frizell - the ball bounces poorly for the second-rower. Frizell compounds the situation by pushing Ezra Mam off the ball.

23min

The Broncos are missing the class of Adam Reynolds, especially on the last tackle.

23min

The Knights get a penalty coming out of their end.

22min

The bunker has ruled a fair contest with Te Maire Martin tackling Frizell over the tryline.

22min

Adam Clune puts in a brilliant kick for Tyson Frizell in a try-scoring position.

20min

The Broncos knock the ball down - had Dane Gagai's pass hit Dominic Young, the Knights would have gone close to scoring.

19min

Newcastle penalty.

18min

Ezra Mam loses the ball - Milford is on the spot to clean up for the Knights.

18min

Six again for the Broncos inside the Knights half.

18min

The Knights give away a penalty - that's a bad error after squandering points.

17min

No Try. Fitzgibbon loses the ball over the try line. The Knights will need to avoid compounding that mistake with a poor defensive set.

17min

Lachlan Fitzgibbon is claiming a try - Ponga fired a lovely pass but the second-rower appears to have lost the ball over the line

17min

Bradman Best takes on the line - had he passed Edrick Lee would have almost certainly scored.

16min

The Knights have looked very good during the opening quarter - plenty of energy from the home side.

16min

Anthony Milford puts in a terrific kick to force a repeat set.

14min

Bradman Best draws a penalty coming out of trouble.

14min

Kalyn Ponga chips for himself and throws an offload to Chris Randall, who can't hold onto the pill.

13min

Anthony Milford takes on the line and almost breaks through cleanly.

12min

The Broncos are able to repel a nervous last tackle which saw the Knights regather a kick.

11min

Kurt Capewell is off the field with Keenan Palasia entering the action earlier than expected.

10min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga adds the extras.

Knights lead Knights 6 - 0 Broncos
9min

Try: Knights
Scored by Tyson Frizell. Kick to come.

Adam Clune puts in a grubber, Ezra Mam contacts the ball with his hand and Tyson Frizell pounces to open the scoring.

Knights lead Knights 4 - 0 Broncos
8min

Anthony Milford is awarded a six-again inside the Broncos half.

7min

Patrick Carrigan loses the ball in a strong tackle from Tyson Frizell and Daniel Saifiti.

6min

Chris Randall makes a strong run through the middle of the field.

6min

Edrick Lee makes a good catch to defuse an attacking kick from Tyson Gamble.

5min

The Broncos challenge the call of knock-on against Payne Haas and win.

5min

Payne Haas loses the ball on halfway attempting to get an offload away.

4min

Payne Haas is on the spot to clean up an attacking kick from Adam Clune - the Broncos subsequently get a penalty for the Knights being inside the ten.

3min

The Knights get a penalty coming out of their own end.

2min

Ezra Mam gets his first touch in the NRL.

2min

Tyson Frizell makes an error to release the good work of his captain.

1min

Kalyn Ponga is away! The Newcastle captain makes a stellar break to put the Knights straight on the attack.

We're underway - Corey Jensen takes the first carry of the night.

Kalyn Ponga takes the Knights out - play is only moments away.

Stand-in captain Kurt Capewell leads the Broncos out onto McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Knights have won four of their past five meetings against the Broncos.

Anthony Milford will make his club debut for Newcastle; the maligned superstar talent last played in the NRL for the Broncos against the Knights in the final round of last season.

The Broncos have been dealt a major blow with in-form halfback Adam Reynolds ruled out with groin strain. Highly rated youngster Ezra Mam will make his first grade debut in the halves.

The Knights have made one changes from the team named on Tuesday afternoon with Dane Gagai returning in place of Enari Tuala at right centre.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Thursday Night Football between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos from McDonald Jones Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Darian Furner, Kasey Badger

Video Referee: Grant Atkins

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (12)
Tries: Tyson Frizell, Kalyn Ponga
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (2/2)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (36)
Tries: Billy Walters, Jordan Riki, Selwyn Cobbo (2), Corey Oates, Herbie Farnworth
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Kotoni Staggs (1/1)