Rory Kostjasyn's Newcastle Knights ISP side has some soul searching to do after a crushing 62-0 defeat at the hands of ladder leaders, the Mounties.

The Knights had no answers for an experienced Mounties outfit who boasted the likes of Sam Williams, Michael Oldfield, Brad Abbey and Craig Garvey.

While the big names were standouts, the breakout performance of the day belonged to Mikaele Ravalawa.  The flyer finished the game with five tries to his name, while Oldfield snared one and set-up another... the experience too much to handle for a Knights side flush with Jersey Flegg players. 

Tony Satini wasted little time opening the scoring, courtesy of a short-side raid before Ravalawa scooted over from dummy half to secure his first. 

Garvey looked threatening with every run as he brought his big men onto the ball, while Abbey and Sitiveni Moceidreke were reliable at the back. 

While Garvey went off injured late in the first half, the Mounties continued to heap the pressure on the visitors. 

A solo try to Abbey in the second half added salt to the wounds before the home side ran away with it in the second half. 

Williams steered the ship with his kicking game, playing a hand in several of their 13 tries. 

Nick Meaney had a mixed day in his second game back from injury, with a loose pass pounced on by Williams which found a barnstorming Ravalawa who raced 80 metres to score his fifth of the game.

Grubber kicks for Abbey and Kennedy showed why Williams is more than capable of mixing it at first grade level. 

Match Summary 

Knights 0 
Mounties 62 (Tries: Satini 2, Ravalawa 5, Abbey 2, Kennedy 2, Oldfield, Moceidreke. Goals: Garvey 2, Williams 3)