Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun August 21, 2022
Round 23 - McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton - Crowd: 16768
80min

The Raiders keep their season alive with a 28-22 victory over the Knights in Newcastle. Knights flew out of the blocks in the first half but weren't able to stop them in the second half

79min

Wow oh wow. Edrick Lee is inches off from scoring in the final stages here. The Raiders are going to come away with a great comeback win.

77min

Penalty to the Knights for a wild shot from Papali'i. Just wasn't needed at all for the Raiders. Knights have a glimmer of hope

75min

The Knights prevent the field goal attempt and hold the Raiders off. Can they go the length of the field?

74min

Young Keeley coughs the ball up on halfway gifting the Raiders a chance to take the lead out of reach of the Knights

73min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

Fogarty slots his third of the afternoon with a beautiful kick from the side line

Raiders lead Knights 22 - 28 Raiders
72min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jack Wighton. Kick to come.

Great try from the Raiders that started with a line break from big Josh Papali'i who drew Tex Hoy and passed it to Tapine who took it to the 10 metre line and threw a wild offload out wide which found Jack Wighton, who shrugged Milford and scored in the corner to give the Raiders the lead

Raiders lead Knights 22 - 26 Raiders
70min

Wighton makes a costly error, pushing his kick out over the sideline on the full

69min

Good kick from Milford as it trickles over the side-line about 10 metres out from the Raiders line. Knights give themselves a breather and a chance to set their d-line

67min

Knights hang on again. Raiders were charging up the middle there but haven't been able to land the punch

63min

Poor decision making from the Raiders, Tapine ends up with the ball on last and puts his grubber kick dead

62min

Successful challenge from the Raiders as they overturn the decision of knock-on from Tom Starling. Good challenge, now with another set in Knights territory

58min

An error from Rapana gives the Knights the opportunity to take some pressure off themselves. One of their only sets that will see them enter Raiders territroy.

55min

Knock-on from Brodie Jones as he fails to collect the Raiders' grubber kick. Another big set for the Raiders

54min

Newcastle are falling apart here, the kick-off has been kicked out on the full. Raiders with all the momentum here.

53min

Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

The Raiders decided to take the shot at goal and do so successfully. Fogarty levels the scores with 26 minutes to play

Tied up at Knights 22 - 22 Raiders
51min

Penalty to the Raiders after a dangerous tackle from Dane Gagai. Another set for the Raiders on the Knights own line

49min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

Fogarty converts to reduce the Knights to just two

Knights lead Knights 22 - 20 Raiders
47min

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

Young scores with some acrobatics as he dives past Tex Hoy to ground the ball before the dead ball line

Knights lead Knights 22 - 18 Raiders
46min

An error straight away from the Knights has gifted the Raiders a set with a chance to score

46min

Penalty to the Knights after a late shot from Corey Horsburgh on Adam Clune after he kicked the footy

44min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

Converts his first of the afternoon

Knights lead Knights 22 - 14 Raiders
42min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Sebastian Kris. Kick to come.

The perfect start for the Raiders with Sebastian Kris grabbing his second try, the third double of the match. The bomb from Fogarty was uncontested and Kris had a free grab at the footy and scored next to the posts.

Knights lead Knights 22 - 12 Raiders
40min

The Knights get us underway here in the second half. Big half of football coming up with the Raiders finals hopes hanging on by a thread

40min

Half-time here in Newcastle and the Knights have come out firing and having a surprising 14-point lead heading into the break. Canberra have plenty of work to do in the second half after a sluggish performance in the first.

40min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Anthony Milford.

There we go! The first conversion of the afternoon after six missed attempts earlier in the game

Knights lead Knights 22 - 8 Raiders
39min

Try: Knights
Scored by Jayden Brailey. Kick to come.

Brailey scores on half-time for the Knights. A great way to finish the half for the home side after a line break from Mat Croker who draws Savage and passes inside to Brailey, scoring next to the uprights.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 8 Raiders
39min

Knock-on from Canberra in the process of a David Klemmer offload. Knights will have a scrum on their 40 metre line with 40 seconds to go

38min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Anthony Milford.

Another kick is denied as Milford's kick hits the upright. Six attempts now for no goals

Knights lead Knights 16 - 8 Raiders
36min

Try: Knights
Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

That penalty has proved costly as the Knights take no time extending their lead back to two tries. Great kick from Milford who finds Edrick Lee on the left edge who leaps above Rapana and grounds it in the corner. Great finish

Knights lead Knights 16 - 8 Raiders
35min

Penalty to the Knights after Jack Wighton pushed Milford out of the play.

34min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Jamal Fogarty.

Another miss for the afternoon. Miflord and Fogarty are a collective 0/5

Knights lead Knights 12 - 8 Raiders
32min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jordan Rapana. Kick to come.

This Raiders finally get one back, after a poor period the Raiders hit the Knights with a right side shift which catches the Knights out for numbers allowing Rapana to score in the corner

Knights lead Knights 12 - 8 Raiders
29min

Penalty to the Knights, Horsburgh penalised for a dangerous tackle. It's not going well for the Raiders at the moment

27min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Anthony Milford.

Milford can't get it right with the boot today, albeit they've been tough kicks, he is still yet to slot one

Knights lead Knights 12 - 4 Raiders
26min

Try: Knights
Scored by Dominic Young. Kick to come.

Young grabs his second of the afternoon after some brilliance from Dane Gagai. Gagai has had a fairly poor afternoon so far but shows his skill to leave Sebastian Kris in his wake as he beats him one on one before drawing Savage and passing to Young to score in the corner

Knights lead Knights 12 - 4 Raiders
22min

Forward pass from Adam Elliott gives the Knights the ball on half-way. Knights looking to keep their momentum rolling

20min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Anthony Milford.

Milford misses his conversion attempt again

Knights lead Knights 8 - 4 Raiders
20min

Try: Knights
Scored by Dominic Young. Kick to come.

Dominic Young grabs his first of the afternoon after a nervous start. A great run from Milford earlier in the set unsettled the Raiders defence and this time they went right from the play the ball and had the Raiders short of numbers allowing Young to score relatively unbothered in the corner.

Knights lead Knights 8 - 4 Raiders
18min

Penalty to the Knights, crowding the ruck by the Raiders

15min

Penalty to the Raiders due to Dominic Young allegedly grabbing Nick Cotric in mid-air. Pretty rough call

13min

Great run from Tex Hoy as he marches 50 metres downfield, giving the Knights a set in Raiders' territory

12min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Jamal Fogarty.

Fogarty's kick slides to the right of the uprights to leave the score at four a piece

Tied up at Knights 4 - 4 Raiders
11min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Sebastian Kris. Kick to come.

Does a fantastic job to get on the outside of Dane Gagai, beating him one-on-one to score on the left edge.

Tied up at Knights 4 - 4 Raiders
9min

Dominic Young had his heart in his throat after dropping a bomb right in front of their own line, narrowly avoiding Raiders' before rolling out for a dropout

8min

A contentious 40/20 kick from Milford is given the all-clear. The Knights with another great opportunity here

7min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Anthony Milford.

Conversion attempt missed from Milford

Knights lead Knights 4 - 0 Raiders
5min

Try: Knights
Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

Edrick Lee opens the scoring for the Knights as the attack down the left hand side

Knights lead Knights 4 - 0 Raiders
4min

Papali'i coughs the ball up, disappointing for the Raiders who also give a penalty away

2min

Confident start from the Canberra Raiders who earn themselves a repeat set after a nice grubber from Jack Wighton

The Canberra Raiders kick-off here in what looks like beautiful conditions in Newcastle

Welcome to Newcastle for the final game of Round 23.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Jon Stone

Video Referee: Gerard Sutton

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (22)
Tries: Edrick Lee (2), Dominic Young (2), Jayden Brailey
Conversions: Anthony Milford (1/5)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (28)
Tries: Sebastian Kris (2), Jordan Rapana, Hudson Young, Jack Wighton
Conversions: Jamal Fogarty (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Jamal Fogarty (1/1)