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Knights Cup side finishes strong against Panthers

A double from Tex Hoy helped seal the deal for the Canterbury Cup Knights on Saturday.

The fullback turned centre secured back-t0-back second half tries in the Newcastle’s 30-22 victory over Penrith.

While the Panthers opened the scoring in the first minute, the visitors responded quickly through Mitch Andrews.

Chris Randall then did his part before Malakai Watene-Zelezniak got over for the home side to make things interesting.

With the scores tight, a try to Jirah Momoisea in the 39th minute saw the Knights go into the break up 18-10.

It was a slow second half start by the blue and red who were caught napping when William Burns scored his first of two.

Fortunately, a line-break from Hoy saw the livewire crash over for a double and Mason Lino was perfect with the boot to wrap up the win.