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Young Knights blow Warriors off the park

Newcastle are the Jersey Flegg ladder leaders following a whopping 54-6 victory over the Warriors in Cessnock on Saturday.

The Knights were electric in their nine try performance with the spine particularly impressive.

Without Nash Birch due to injury, Tex Hoy pulled the strings alongside NSW under 18s half Phoenix Crossland.

A show-and-go from Hoy saw the playmaker into space before summing up the situation and sending Starford To'A over for the first try of the afternoon.

The next try followed a set piece where Crossland put Matt Cooper through a gap.

Crossland was involved in another four-pointer when he linked with Kurtis Dark who delivered a perfectly timed ball for Ofa Manuofetoa to crash over.

Up 18-0, an injection at dummy-half from Luke Huth upped the ante and it was the crafty rake who posted points, catching the markers napping.

Seven minutes later, Huth scored his second for a 30-point lead at the break.

While the Warriors started the second half fast with a try to Paul Turner, the Knights were too classy.

When Hoy found open space, he challenged Warriors fullback Kayal Iro to a foot-race and sprinted 40 metres for the try.

The Knights weren't finished. 

Brandon Russell crashed over, Cooper claimed his second and so too To'A as they solidified the 48-point victory.

Knights 54 (S To'A 2, M Cooper 2, O Manuofetoa, L Huth 2, T Hoy, B Russell tries; Dark 9 goals)
d Warriors 6 (P Turner try; C Harris-Tavita 1 goal)