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Top five Knights moments from 2019

2019 was more than a roller-coaster year for the nib Newcastle Knights.

The NRL on Nine Facebook page have put together what they believe to be the top five moments from 2019, and it's hard to disagree with what they came up with.

While the season may have ended on a disappointing note, we can't help but watch the highlights reel to help whet the appetite for the upcoming season.

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5. Ponga step dazzles the 'Dogs

When he's firing, he's simply unstoppable.

There was no better example of this than in the Magic Round clash with Canterbury, with Ponga's lethal sidestep and blinding speed seeing him brush past the Bulldogs' defence to score a memorable try.

4. Hunt's incredible try takes down Titans

If there was a better try scored in 2019, we haven't seen it.

Following a tough week, the team gave the fans something to cheer about when Hymel Hunt completed a length-of-the-field team effort triggered by a try-saving Mason Lino intercept.

3. Knights pack outmuscle Souths

It was arguably the game which saw Daniel Saifiti seal a New South Wales Origin jersey.

The Knights pack, lead by Saifiti after an injury to David Klemmer, dominated a Souths middle which included names such as the Burgess brothers, Cameron Murray and Damien Cook.

The Knights went on to seal a comfortable 20-12 victory through tries to Mitch Barnett, Connor Watson and Hymel Hunt.


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Posted by NRL on Nine on Sunday, 24 November 2019

2. Edrick intercept sinks Sharks

Welcome to Newcastle, Edrick.

With golden point looming in the first game of the season, the tall winger swooped on a wayward Chad Townsend pass to race 90 metres and score under the posts, sinking his former club in the process.

1. Junior kisses the badge

A clear winner.

In front of a full house at McDonald Jones Stadium, Pearce scored a stunning try as the rampaging Knights outfit thrashed the premiers 38-12.

The roar of the crowd was deafening, and only grew louder when Pearce kissed the Knights badge in front of the southern hill.