The Reserve Grade Newcastle Knights were defeated 42-26 by the West Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers took a 24-6 lead into the break; Jacob Gagan the Knights' first half try scorer.
Despite another from Gagan in the second half, and a double coming from forward Lachlan Fitzgibbon, the Tigers’ were too strong.
Watson Heleta punished the red and blue with four tries to his name, as the Tigers ran away with a 16-point win.
Newcastle Knights 26 (T: Gagan 2, Fitzgibbon 2, Hughes, G: Hodkinson 3/5)
West Tigers 42
1. Nick Meaney, 2. Tom Hughes, 15. Braden Robson, 4. Chanel Mata’utia, 5. Jacob Gagan, 6. Pearsall (c), 7. Trent Hodkinson (c), 8. Mickey Paea, 9. Tyler Randell, 10. Pauli Pauli, 11. Fitzgibbon, 12. Pat Mata'utia, 22. Tyrone Amey. Interchange. 14. Joey Morris, 16. Sam Mataora, 17. Bradie Smith, 21. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown.