Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun August 7, 2022
Round 21 - Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah - Crowd: 9621
80min

FULL TIME - The Newcastle Knights have just managed to hold on. The Tigers were terrible in the first half, but put up a fight in the second. The Knights break their losing streak, and put a comfortable gap between them and the wooden spoon. The match report is coming soon.

80min

THAT"S THE GAME! The Tigers get oh so close in the last minute, but it's to no avail.

80min

SIX AGAIN!

80min

TUILAGI!! He almost goes over!

79min

This is it. Tigers have 65m to travel with only a handful of tackles.

78min

Jock Madden with the bomb, Tex Hoy takes it under pressure, and the Knights are close now.

77min

Adam Doueihi has been ruled to have knocked the ball on in the kick challenge. Time is running out for the Tigers now.

77min

SCENES! Daine Laurie goes over but it's called a knock-on. The Tigers are challenging.

76min

Best has dropped it in a questionably high tackle. Scrum Tigers 40m out from their own line.

75min

Anyone's game at the moment

74min

A disappointing set from the Tigers...it's a handover.

73min

40/20 Tigers!!! A beautiful torpedo kick from Jock Madden takes a nice bounce, and the Tigers have an attacking chance here.

72min

ONE ON ONE STRIP! Tyrone Peachey with some quick thinking and he pinches the ball. The Tigers survive another attacking raid.

70min

DROPOUT TIGERS! Jake Clifford with a nice kick option, and the Tigers make a mess of it. Tyrone Peachey ends up caught in-goal.

69min

Adam Doueihi with a threatening chip and chase, but it's cleaned up well by Tex Hoy.

69min

Phoenix Crossland is on at lock for Newcastle.

69min

Knights are stampeding downfield, and now the Tigers need to work it out from inside their own 10 metres.

67min

Not a great pass, and Thomas Freebairn couldn't hold on. Knights get the ball back.

66min

Ken Maumalo's game is over, out with injury. Tyrone Peachey is playing in the centres.

66min

Sasagi drops it while trying to play it.

65min

Adam Doueihi with another big kick! The Tigers regather, but lose it, and the Knights work their way out of their own half.

64min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

It looked like it was going over, but not to be for Adam Doueihi. It hits the post.

Knights lead Wests Tigers 10 - 14 Knights
64min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Asu Kepaoa. Kick to come.

Some nice long passes, and Asu Kepaoa beats his opposing man to slide over near the corner. Game on!

Knights lead Wests Tigers 10 - 14 Knights
62min

Fa'amanu Brown is back on at hooker for Wests

61min

Daniel Saifiti drops it cold

59min

Daine Laurie finds space off an offload, Thomas Freebairn with the flick pass put the ball is put down! A crucial opportunity wasted for the Tigers.

58min

Alex Seyfarth has passed his HIA, and is back on the field

57min

Momentum is starting to shift towards the Tigers here

56min

Tex Hoy drops a big kick from Adam Doueihi, but it's ruled to be backwards. The crowd does not like that one at all.

55min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

He slots it from next to the posts.

Knights lead Wests Tigers 6 - 14 Knights
54min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Brent Naden. Kick to come.

TRY!!! From absolutely nothing, Adam Doueihi puts up a huge bomb on the last. Dominic Young loses sight of the ball, and the chase from Naden is timed to perfection.

Knights lead Wests Tigers 4 - 14 Knights
53min

Official crowd - 9,621 at Campobelltown

51min

Tyrone Peachey has been at hooker for a while now...no sign of Fa'amanu Brown.

50min

Brodie Jones drops it while trying to play the ball. Scrum Tigers, 20m out from the Knights line.

50min

Thomas Freebairn has looked solid all game on debut.

49min

Brent Naden gives the ball back to Newcastle, it's a Knights scrum 10m out from their own line.

49min

Tigers on the attack for the first time this half.

48min

CHALLENGE UNSUCCESSFUL - Brent Naden got up and out of the line, and forced the error from Anthony Milford.

48min

Milford is ruled to have dropped it but we have a challenge

48min

Newcastle well on top field position wise...they'll start this set from their 40m line

45min

WHAT A TACKLE! Jacob Saifiti crunches Zane Musgrove.

44min

Beautiful footy from Anthony Milford and Tex Hoy, but a great tackle from Daine Laurie saves the try

44min

He has gone for a HIA now, James Tamou will come on

44min

Alex Seyfarth cops a head knock, time's off as he gets assistance.

43min

DROPOUT TIGERS! Anthony Milford makes half a line-break, and a good kick from Bradman Best off the back of it wins his team a dropout.

41min

We're back underway! The Tigers will get the first use of the footy in the second half.

40min

HALF TIME! A grinding first half, Newcastle are in control at the break.

40min

Starford To'a with a nothing kick after a promising play. KNIGHTS HANG ON!

40min

SIX AGAIN! MORE TACKLES!!!

39min

SIX MORE TIGERS! Played at by Newcastle again, Knights need a big effort now to keep Wests scoreless

39min

Tigers are threatening late on in this half

38min

Tuilagi finds space, throws an offload and Dominic Young plays at it. The Tigers get it back for another set

37min

NO TRY! Starford To'a makes a huge tackle, he somehow manages to keep the ball off the ground. Furthermore, Bradman Best has been ruled to have knocked it on...TIGERS BALL!

37min

Bradman Best crashes over, but it's going up as a NO TRY

37min

SIX AGAIN KNIGHTS! Played at by the Tigers on the ground, Knights keep attacking

36min

The Tigers need to hold Newcastle out here

35min

DROPOUT TIGERS! Early grubber from Jake Clifford, and Naden is trapped in-goal.

34min

Maumalo drops it coming out of their own territory, Knights will have more point-scoring chances here.

33min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Clifford slots his first of the game.

Knights lead Wests Tigers 0 - 14 Knights
31min

Try: Knights
Scored by Tex Hoy. Kick to come.

Tex Hoy takes advantage of some more poor defence. He breaks the tackle of Adam Doueihi, and steps past the fullback to go over near the posts.

Knights lead Wests Tigers 0 - 12 Knights
30min

NO TRY! Daine Laurie runs around a lead runner and it's a penalty for Newcastle. Doubts over whether Naden got it down regardless

30min

Naden goes over but it goes up as a NO TRY

29min

PENALTY TIGERS. The Knights are offside and the Tigers will have a set starting 40m out from Newcastle's line.

28min

Adam Doueihi puts up a huge spiral bomb, but Tex Hoy takes it well

27min

Thomas Freebairn makes his first carry in the NRL to cheers from the crowd.

26min

3rd tackle kick the wrong option from Daine Laurie, turns the ball over.

26min

SIX AGAIN! Tamou wins a set restart for his team, big chance now for the Tigers.

25min

Young drops it early in the count, and the Tigers have another opportunity.

24min

Nothing kick from Madden and the Knights work it out of their own end.

24min

Some beautiful hands, Tigers are going side-to-side and looking dangerous

23min

An error from Newcastle and the Tigers have an attacking scrum

21min

Not a great set after points from Newcastle, Tigers have some field position to work with now

20min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Just misses to the left

Knights lead Wests Tigers 0 - 8 Knights
19min

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

Tuala has a second. Some terrible defence from the Tigers, Starford To'a rushes in and creates an overlap on the left wing.

Knights lead Wests Tigers 0 - 8 Knights
18min

We go upstairs, but Daniel Saifiti was short.

18min

SIX AGAIN KNIGHTS! Brailey runs out of dummy-half and almost goes over for a try, but wins another set.

17min

Tigers try to run it on the last but it goes very very wrong and the Knights have the ball 30m out from the Tigers line.

16min

Early kick from Madden takes some deflections, but nothing comes of it and Newcastle have the ball just on their side of half-way

14min

Best puts it down early in the set, and the Tigers are off the hook

13min

40/20 KNIGHTS! A great kick on the 4th, and the Knights will have a full set on the attack.

11min

Forward pass from Anthony Milford, trying to find Tyson Frizell on a short ball close to the Tigers line

11min

Gagai is looking electric early in this game

10min

Cut-out ball from Daine Laurie gives Naden an oppurtunity on the wing, but the ball is put down and it's a 20m tap for Newcastle.

9min

Error late in the tackle count

9min

Knights are rolling through the middle

8min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Waved away from close to the touchline.

Knights lead Wests Tigers 0 - 4 Knights
6min

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

Beautiful 4th tackle kick from Jake Clifford finds Enari Tuala. First points are on the board!

Knights lead Wests Tigers 0 - 4 Knights
5min

PENALTY KNIGHTS! Dane Gagai wins a penalty and the Knights will advance upfield.

4min

PENALTY TIGERS! Naden's taken a knock and is being attended too by the trainer. Anthony Milford on report for a crusher.

3min

Milford kicks too deep and Naden takes it in-goal. 20m tap Tigers

2min

Knights are winning the territory fight early

1min

Chris Sutton blows his whistle and the Tigers kick-off.

We aren't far away from kick-off here in Campbelltown, as the in-form Tigers host the struggling Knights. There are no late changes for either team.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Keiren Irons

Video Referee: Chris Butler

WESTS TIGERS (10)
Tries: Brent Naden, Asu Kepaoa
Conversions: Adam Doueihi (1/2)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Enari Tuala (2), Tex Hoy
Conversions: Jake Clifford (1/3)