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Knights U20s all class against Sharks

The Knights Jersey Flegg were never under threat as they hit the half century with minutes to go before the final siren, in their 50-14 trial match win against the Cronulla Sharks.

Doubles came from Ofa Manufetoa, Isaac Lee and Joe Bromage.

The red and blue stormed over for their first try via Lee just minutes into the match. Toby Marks added the extras for an early 6-0 lead.

The visitors replied with a four-pointer from their winger, Josh Delailoa, before the Knights no. 12, Manufetoa, swerved his way to the line. Knights led 10-4.

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A speedy Lee sprinted past the Sharks defenders to gather the ball and plant it down for the double 17 minutes in. It gave the Knights a ten-point buffer.

Five minutes passed before the Sharks fired back, Tom Harris found the line to shorten the gap, 14-10.

The scores were levelled 14-all with a sneaky cross by Cronulla’s Jensen Taumoepeau, but Manufetoa left it to the last minute to weave past a wall of defenders to snag the double.

The Knights went into the halftime break, 20-14.

In the second, Knights halfback Dylan Lucas crossed the line from a scrum feed and Marks hit the conversion, as the Knights sailed to a 26-14 lead.

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48 minutes in, the Knights found the line via Joe Bromage and within minutes the no. 16 went back to back to extend the Knights lead, 38-14.

Knights lock Brandon Russell joined the action with a four pointer down the middle. Marks nailed the kick to blow out the Knights lead, 44-14.

With two minutes on the clock Liam Wilkinson put the nail in the coffin with an easy cross over in the middle.

The Knights thrashed the Sharks 50-14.

Knights 50 (Lee 2, Manuofetoa 2, Lucas, Bromage 2, Russell, Wilkinson G: Marks 7/9)

Sharks 14