From wild weather causing cancellations to a nail-biting draw, round one of the junior representative seasons had everything.
It was mixed results for the boys, with the Harold Matthews side getting their premiership defence off to a slow start while the SG Ball side will take a point away from their draw with Manly.
Meanwhile, the Tarsha Gale Cup match was called off due to wet weather.
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The under 18s team faired a little better than their younger counterparts, however were held to a 16-16 draw by a tough Manly side.
The dour conditions on the Northern Beaches suited a low scoring game, and that's what seemed to be on the cards with the Knights leading 6-4 at the break thanks to a try from Samuel McIntyre just before half-time.
A second-half double to back-rower Oryn Keeley seemed to be enough to get the Knights over the line, however a try to Daniel O'Donnell brought the Sea Eagles level with their fierce rivals.
The Knights fought hard to find the edge in the tense closing stages, however nothing could seperate the two sides at full time.
Knights 16 (Keeley 2, McIntyre) drew Sea Eagles 16.
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It was a disappointing start to the competition for the reigning premiers, going down 40-12 to the Sea Eagles in their round one encounter.
Played in atrocious conditions at Lottoland, the Knights were the first to score before conceding 16 unanswered points before the half time break.
The Knights got themselves back in the game through a try to Liam Williams early in the second stanza, before the Sea Eagles ran away with the game with four second-half tries.
Knights 12 (J. Williams, L. Williams) def. by Sea Eagles 40.
Tarsha Gale Cup
The Knights were due to take on the Dragons in round one of the women's competition, however Sydney's wild weather prevented the game from taking place as scheduled.
In fact, only one of the scheduled games in the Tarsha Gale competition took place all weekend, with all other Sydney-based games called off.
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