Results: Juniors run riot in season opener

The Newcastle Knights kicked off their Tarsha Gale Cup season with a blistering 58-0 performance against the Bulldogs.

After finishing runners up in the 2018 season, the Knights have sent a warning to rival teams with Carissa Harrison, Jorja Holden and Caitlan Johnston all scoring doubles.

TARSHA GALE

Knights 58 (C Harrison 2, J Holden 2, C Johnston 2, L Hanning 1, T Van Wyk 1, J Beale 1, K Romaniuk 1, J Morris 1 tries. Goals: C Johnston 5, T Millar 2) d Bulldogs 0.

It was also a dominant display in the Harold Matthews Cup.

The Knights demolished the Bulldogs 42-6.

Halfback Jonah Pezet pulled the strings.

The Knights scored seven tries and Pezet was perfect with the boot, kicking all seven goals.

HAROLD MATTHEWS

Knights 42 (C Veaila 1, L Crouch 1, T Blackman 1, M Henderson 1, J Davis 1, M Bradbury 1, O Keeley 1 tries. J Pezet 7 goals) d Bulldogs 6.

Sadly, for the SG Ball side, they fell short against the Bulldogs.

The Knights lost a tight encounter 28-24 with young guns Kane Evans and Christian Ma'anaima producing strong performances.

SG BALL

Bulldogs 28 d Knights 24 (K Davies 1, C Ma’anaima 1, J Purcell 1, C Burgess 1 tries. L Radzievic 4 goals).