The NYC Newcastle Knights have beaten the South Sydney Rabbitohs 32-12 at Hunter Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
It was a positive way to finish off the season at home for the young red and blues, although a win to the Canberra Raiders the day before ensured that the Knights were no hopes of making the finals.
The Knights kicked off the scoring in the third minute, Tyrone Amey barging his way over beneath the posts and then Nick Newman converting.
Fifteen minutes later the Knights were over again, Tom Starling dinking through a little grubber from dummy half for Amey to get his second. Newman converted again, and then several minutes Jack Cogger offloaded to Zac Hosking ten meters out for the second rower to get over the line.
Hosking picked up his second 13 minutes from half time, Starling playing him through a hole to get over the line. Newman made it four conversions from four attempts to push the score to 24-0, but in the two minutes before half time Souths scored two quick fire tries to Phoenix Hunt and Campbell Graham.
Midway through the second half the Knights got on the scoreboard again, winger Kainoa Gudgeon getting the ball down in the right corner. Newman wasn’t able to convert from out on the sideline though, leaving the final score at 28-12.
Newcastle Knights 32 (T: Amey 2, Hosking 2, Gudgeon 2, G: Newman 4/7)
South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 (T: Hunt, Graham, G: O’Donnell 2/2)
1. Nick Meaney, 2. Kainoa Gudgeon, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Henry Penn, 5. Matthew Soper-Lawler, 6. Nick Newman. 7. Jack Cogger, 8. Tyrone Amey, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Jayden Butterfield, 11. Zac Hosking, 12. Sam Stone, 13. Braden Robson. Interchange: 14. Joe Morris, 15. Heath Gibbs, 16. Cameron King, 17. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown.