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Moga impresses in Canterbury Cup victory

Tautau Moga continues to impress in the Canterbury Cup with another positive showing.

The centre was impressive in Newcastle’s 16-14 win over Blacktown at McDonald Jones stadium on Saturday.

Moga, in his third game back from an ACL injury, scored a try and set one up as he continues to get back his match fitness.

It was a slow start for the Knights who spilled the ball from the kick-off and gifted Blacktown a try through Abbas Miski shortly after.

With the Knights trailing 4-0 after two minutes, the Knights wasted little time returning serve with Moga crossing in the fifth minute.

Moment later, they were in again.

Brayden Musgrove, in his first game back from an ACL injury, produced a beautiful flick pass to Heath Gibbs who scored to put the home side in front.

With Zac Woolford unable to convert, the Knights led 8-4.

They extended their lead when Beau Fermor became involved in an exchange of passes with Chris Randall which finished in the backrower crossing.

The Knights kept producing when Moga stepped up with 15 minutes remaining in the first half when he tapped it on to put Kiah Cooper over for a try.

Up 16-4, a sweep play out the back to Miski saw the winger land his second and push the scores to 16-8.

But the flyer found himself in hot water in the second half when he was sin-binned for a flop but the Knights were unable to post points.

In fact, the Workers scored through Haumole Olakau'atu and with Lachlan Croker booting the extras, Blacktown trailed by two.

The Sea Eagles looked dangerously close to scoring on the final buzzer, however quick hands from Gibbs saved the day by seeing the ball dead.