The NYC North Queensland Cowboys thumped the Newcastle Knights 66-16 at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
It was a match to forget for the young red and blues as Cowboys backs Gideon Gela-Mosby and Marcus Jensen registered hat-tricks and forward Coen Hess picked up a brace.
Going into half time the Knights were scoreless, but picked themselves up from the canvas late on with tries to Brayden Musgrove, Dean Kouka-Smith and captain Tyrone Amey.
Cowboys 66 (T: Gela-Mosby 3, Jensen 3, Hess 2, Carroll 2, Bambling, Smith; G: Bambling 9/12)
Knights 16 (T: Musgrove, Kouka-Smith, Amey; G: McNamara 2/3)
2. Dean Kouka-Smith, 19. Matt Cooper, 3. Heath Gibbs, 4. Kainoa Gudgeon, 5. Brayden Musgrove, 6. Jake McNamara, 7. Hayden Herbert, 8. Tyrone Amey (c), 9. Nick Newman, 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 14. Zac Hosking, 12. Sam Stone, 13. Jayden Butterfield. Interchange: 11. Eddy Tuilotolava, 15. Tom Starling, 16. Pasami Saulo, 17. Mitch Casson.