The All Schools Newcastle Knights Competition played its Grand Finals at McDonald Jones Stadium this week.

With a girl’s rugby league competition competing for the first time this year, primary schools and high schools were split into two days with winners set to go on to state finals.

Close to 6000 kids competed in the all-round competition this year, the highest ever number with 116 schools taking part.

NRL Game Development Officer Luke Lawrence said the competition was again a success.

“To get almost to the 6000 mark is a great achievement for rugby league in the area,” he said.

“With the girl’s rugby league this year it has made a huge difference.

“The girls have come a long way over the last five years since we started girl’s rugby league in the area and we reached more than 1000 girls over the four age groups in the all schools competition.

“It is great to see numbers have increased dramatically over the last couple of years and that will provide the pathways for future players.”

RESULTS

Primary School

Under 10s B Division

Rosary Park Branxton 28 defeated Wiripaang Public School 14

Under 10s A Division

Scone Public School 22 defeated Valentine Public School 18

Central Hunter Girls Final

Gwandalan Public School 46 defeated St Brigid’s Raymond Terrace 16

Open Primary B Division

St Michael’s Nelson Bay 26 defeated Metford Public School 8

Open Primary A Division

Scone Public School 14 defeated St Paul’s Rutherford 10 (golden point)

High School

Under 13s Boys

St Joseph's Lochinvar 48 defeated St Joseph's Aberdeen 0

Under 14s Boys

St Mary's Gateshead 32 defeated St Joseph's Lochinvar 12

Under 15s Boys

St Joseph's Aberdeen 64 defeated St Clare's Taree 4

Under 16s Boys

Warners Bay High School 50 defeated St Clare's Taree 6

Year 7/8 Girls

Hunter Sports High School 26 defeated MacKillop High School 12

Under 16s Girls

Callaghan College Wallsend 28 defeated Gorokan High School 16

Opens Secondary

St Mary's Maitland 18 defeated Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College 16