The nib Newcastle Knights have accrued some big wins over the years.
None more so than these five occasions, where the Knights have demolished teams both away from home and on our own turf.
Round 23 – 1999 – Knights 60-0 Rabbitohs
With a side that included the Johns Brothers, Robbie O’Davis, Mark Hughes, Adam MacDougall, Bill Peden, Tony Butterfield, Steve Simpson and Danny Buderus, this was Newcastle at the peak of its powers.
Andrew Johns and O’Davis snared doubles, while Hughes picked up a hat-trick in a performance that was so dominant it left Souths fighting for its place in the competition.
Round 2 – 2006 – Knights 70-32 Raiders
Another match with Joey’s fingerprints all over it, with the No.7 claiming a double alongside Kurt Gidley and George Carmont.
The 102 points scored means this game remains as the highest scoring first grade game ever in Australia.
Round 18 – 2001 – Knights 44-0 Brisbane
The 2001 Newcastle side was as close to unstoppable as they come.
The Knights turned one on off the back of another Joey masterclass, thrashing the reigning premiers in a match where Darren Albert scored a hat-trick and Johns claimed 2 himself.
Round 5 – 2006 – Knights 54-6 Dragons
A performance as dominant as they come.
The Knights slayed the Dragons in Wollongong, leading 24-0 at half time and going on with the job. George Carmont claimed a double, with Buderus, Johns and Kurt Gidley also getting on the scoresheet.
Round 22 – 2003 – Knights 60-24 Cowboys
While 60 points is always impressive, this score-line could’ve been anything.
The Knights went into the sheds 48-0 up at half-time, with Adam MacDougall scoring three tries while Matt Gidley and Ben Kennedy bagged a brace each.
The Knights still broke the 60 point barrier, even though they lost the second half 24-12.