The Reserve Grade Newcastle Knights were defeated 30-18 by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Cessnock Sports Ground on Saturday afternoon.
The Knights got first points via Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Tom Hughes extended the lead after six minutes. Kainoa Gudgeon then scored a double in the 18th and 22nd minute.
After leading 18-16 at half time, the Knights were held scoreless in the second half to record a 12-point loss.
1. Meaney, 2. Hughes, 3. Denniss, 4. Robson, 24. Gudgeon, 6. Pearsall (c), 9. Randell, 8. Paea, 23. T Starling, 10. Pauli, 11. Fitzgibbon, 12. P Mata'utia, 15. Taunoa-Brown. Bench: 14. Morris, 16. Amey, 17. Smith, 18. Faitotoa.