Knights 20s advance to grand final qualifier

The Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg team have kept their season alive with an impressive 27-8 win over the Sydney Roosters on Saturday.

It was a slow start for the Knights before livewire fullback Matt Cooper struck.

The custodian posted first points after 17 minutes and Kurtis Dark added the extras for a 6-0 lead.


While it appeared the Knights would head into halftime in control, Roosters backrower Lyndon Hills had other ideas.

He crossed just a few minutes before halftime to keep the Roosters within two points.

Tex Hoy extended the Knights' lead six minutes after the break before Hills crossed for his second to keep the Roosters in the game.

It was five minutes after Hills went in that the Knights upped the ante.


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Mathew Croker crashed over in the middle before Elijah Rasiga joined him on the try-scorers list four minutes later.

With the game all but wrapped up, Cooper secured a double in the 65th minute to put the game beyond doubt.

And Phoenix Crossland slotted a field goal a minute from fulltime to seal the game 27-8 at Jubilee Oval.