The Junior Kiwis edged out the Junior Kangaroos with a late field goal to secure a 15-14 win in the trans-Tasman Test played on Saturday at New Zealand's Mount Smart Stadium.
The Newcastle Knights were well represented in the match with Jake Mamo pulling on the green and gold, while NYC teammates Chance Peni, Danny Levi and Joseph Tapine represented their home country, New Zealand.
The game was ignited with a fiery haka before the match, which set the mood for the battle that was to ensue.
The Knights representatives attracted attention with Mamo and Peni scoring for their respective teams.
The visitors were the first to put points on the board, but the Kiwis fought back, including Peni's try in the 29th minute.
It was then Mamo who leveled the score at 10-all with a try on the left edge before the break.
Both the Kangaroos and Kiwis crossed the line in the second half but the Kiwis secured the victory in the final two minutes with a field goal.
Junior Kiwis 15 (T: Heleta, Peni, Nikorima; G: Dockar-Clay; FG: Martin) defeated the Junior Kangaroos 14 (T: Holmes 2, Mamo; G: Gutherson) at Mount Smart Stadium.
Clint Gutherson (Sea Eagles), Valentine Holmes (Sharks), Jack Bird (Dragons), Euan Aitken (Dragons), Jake Mamo (Knights), Drew Hutchison (Dragons), Ryan Matterson (Eels), Matthew Lodge (Wests Tigers), Cameron McInnes (c) (Rabbitohs), Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos), Patrick Mago (Raiders), Tevita Pangai (Raiders), Kelepi Tanginoa (Eels), Brett Greinke (Broncos), Willis Meehan (Roosters), Cameron Munster (Storm), Andy Saunders (Panthers), Jackson Hastings (Roosters).
Junior Kiwis side
Josh Ailoai (Parramatta Eels), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm), Manaia Cherrington (Wests Tigers), Zach Docker-Clay (Parramatta Eels), Addin Fonua-Blake (St George Illawarra Dragons), Watson Heleta (Wests Tigers), Sione Katoa (Penrith Panthers), Danny Levi (Newcastle Knights), Lamar Liolevave (Wests Tigers), Sam Lisone (Vodafone Warriors), Sam Manulelua (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Te Maire Martin (Wests Tigers), Taane Milne (Sydney Roosters), Kodi Nikorima (Brisbane Broncos), Chance Peni (Newcastle Knights), Joseph Tapine (Newcastle Knights), Adam Tuimavave-Gerard (Vodafone Warriors), Braden Uele (Sydney Roosters).
Meanwhile, Korbin Sims and NSW Cup Knight, James Elias represented Fiji and Lebanon respectively in a test match played at Remondis Stadium on Sunday. Fiji defeated Lebanon 40-28.