Knights ISP loss launches Jets into top four

A two-try effort from Tom Hughes wasn't enough to inspire the ISP NSW Newcastle Knights to a win over Newtwon on Saturday afternoon.

The Jets have now catapulted into the top four following a convincing 28-10 win at Henson Park.

It was a promising start for the Knights who struck first through Hughes who won the foot-race to a grubber just centimetres before the dead-ball line.

Off to a six-point lead, the Knights fought the Jets off until Charlton Schaafhausen crossed in the 20th minute.

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It was downhill from there with Brock Lamb sent to the sin bin and Brit Nikora crashed over just minutes later.

Despite missing the likes of Kyle Flanagan and Blayke Brailey, the Jets proved too strong for the Knights with forward Braden Uele producing a man of the match effort.

Uele finished the game with a try as the Jets secured their second-straight win.

Jets 28 (Charlton Schaafhausen, Briton Nikora, Jesse Marschke, Braden Uele, Lachlan Stein tries; Jesse Marschke 3, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga 1 goals) d Knights 10 (Tom Hughes 2 tries; Kurtis Dark 1 goal)