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Match day Blog: Eels too good as Knights bow out

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Ultimate Guide to the Perth Nines


FULL TIME | We bow out in Perth.

17' | A penalty puts the Knights on the attack. A bonus zone try is required.

15 ' | Try Eels. Blake Ferguson crosses for the blue and gold, extending their lead. Kick is unsuccessful. Knights 7-14 Eels.

11' | TRY KNIGHTS! Tex Hoy goes the length to score a bonus zone try! We have a game here! Conversion successful. Knights 7-10 Eels

10' | We're back underway.

HALF TIME | Work to do in the second half.

8' | Try Eels. A neat backline move is completed by Haze Dunster, with the conversion successful. Knights 0-10 Eels.

7' | A Knights turnover sees the Eels back on the attack. The blue and gold side have dominated possession so far.

5' | A magnificent tackle by Starford To'a denies Maika Sivo.

4' | The Eels regather a short kick off to go back on the attack.

3' | Try Eels. A lovely Clint Gutherson kick is collected by Ryan Matterson for the first try. Conversion unsuccessful. Knights 0-4 Eels.

1' | A Parramatta error puts the Knights on the attack.

0' | We're underway for the first quarter final at HBF Park! Knights 0-0 Eels

Saturday 5:30pm - Ten minutes to go and the boys are warmed up, lets do this!

Saturday 4:50pm - LATE MAIL | Adam O'Brien has named an unchanged side from the one that took the field earlier today.

1. Kurt Gidley, 2. Jirah Momoisea, 4. Brodie Jones, 6. Aidan Guerra, 7. Starford To'a, 8. Jacob Saifiti, 9. Pasami Saulo, 11. Tyronne Roberts-Davis, 12. Mason Lino, 13. Sione Mata'utia, 15. Bayden Searle, 16. Tex Hoy, 17. Nathanael Sasagi, 18. Matt Soper-Lalwer.

Saturday 3:53pm - CONFIRMED: The Parramatta Eels are our next opponents, with the game to take place at 5:40pm. Stay tuned for late mail and behind the scenes updates in the lead up to the big game!

Saturday 3:10pm - CONFIRMED: Our next match will be the first quarter final, to be played at 5:40pm. Keep your eyes on the blog for the latest updates!

Saturday 3:07pm - Our pool finishes like this. We progress to the knockout stage, as do the Panthers.

1. KNIGHTS 4pts + 46

2. Panthers 2pts + 23

3. Roosters 2pts -29

4. Warriors 0pts -40

Saturday 3:03pm - Remember this kid. Nathanael 'Simi' Sasagi. How about the speed!

Watch: Flying Simi burns Panthers

Saturday 3:02pm - The red-hot Kurt Gidley opens up after booking a spot in the quarter finals!

Gidley means business as Knights book QF spot

Saturday 3:00pm - Re-Live the victory! Full match highlights from our win over the Panthers:

Re-live: Knights pounce on Panthers on Day 2

Saturday 2:38pm - And with that, we're through to the quarter-finals! Keep it glued here for all the latest updates throughout the day!

FULL-TIME | We roll on in Perth!

17' | A neat show and go leads to a line break from Roberts-Davis. Knights on the attack.

16' | TRY KNIGHTS! Tex Hoy crosses for his second try of the tournament. Conversion successful from Mason Lino. Knights 16-4 Panthers.

15' | A lightning fast linebreak from Starford To'a puts the Knights back on the attack

Watch: Flying Simi burns Panthers

12' | TRY KNIGHTS! We hit the lead through a close range try to Jacob Saifiti. Conversion successful. Knights 10-4 Panthers

11' | A Panthers error gifts possession back to the Knights. Right on the attack now.

10' | We're back underway and straight on the attack with a penalty.

HALF-TIME | We go in level at the break.

7' | TRY KNIGHTS! Nathanael Sasagi shows some serious toe to strike right back for the Knights. Conversion unsuccessful. Knights 4-4 Panthers

6' | Try Panthers. Liam Martin crosses from close range, with the conversion unsuccessful. Knights 0-4 Panthers

6' | Panthers on the attack

4' | It's a real arm-wrestle so far. A nice Gidley kick keeps the Panthers in their red-zone.

3' | So close! Tyronne Roberts-Davis spills the ball with the try-line begging

2' | Mason Lino earns a repeat set.

1' | A Panthers error puts the Knights on the attack.

0' | We're back underway at HBF Park! Knights 0-0 Panthers

Saturday 1:55pm: We're on next! The boys are warming up and raring to go.

Saturday 1:20pm: LATE MAIL | The team for todays first match is in!

1. Kurt Gidley, 2. Jirah Momoisea, 4. Brodie Jones, 6. Aidan Guerra, 7. Starford To'a, 8. Jacob Saifiti, 9. Pasami Saulo, 11. Tyronne Roberts-Davis, 12. Mason Lino, 13. Sione Mata'utia, 15. Bayden Searle, 16. Tex Hoy, 17. Nathanuel Sasagi, 18. Matt Soper-Lalwer.

Saturday 1pm - Day Two is a go. The boys are here and ready for their clash with the Panthers. Kick off at 2:10, late mail coming in twenty minutes!

Saturday 11am - Here is the full list of fixtures for today:

Saturday 10:57am - For reference, we currently sit second in our pool. The standings are as follows:

1. Panthers 2pts +35

2. KNIGHTS 2pts +34

3. Warriors 0pts -34

4. Roosters 0pts -35

Saturday 10:55am - A win against the Panthers today will guarantee our passage through to the quarter finals, while a loss will see us face a nervous wait for the result of the Warriors v Roosters match directly after our own. However, our positive for and against following yesterdays big win could still be enough to see us through to the knockout stage.

Saturday 10:45am - Welcome back for Day Two! We're taking on the Panthers at 2:10pm. Their full squad is as follows:

Dylan Edwards, Josh Mansour, Dean Whare, Brent Naden, Stephen Crichton, Jarome Luai, Nathan Cleary, Moses Leota, Apisai Koroisau, Jack Hetherington, Viliame Kikau, Billy Burns, Liam Martin, Kaide Ellis, Daine Laurie, Matt Burton, Caleb Aekins, Tyson Smoothy

Friday 10pm - Hear from assistant coach Willie Peters.

Peters: Reaction, Gidley and what's next

Friday 9:30pm - Re-live the win below to witness full match highlights. 

Re-live: Knights crush Warriors at Nines

FULL TIME | We win convincingly in Perth!

18' | Matt Soper-Lawler crosses from a lovely Kurt Gidley kick. Knight 34-0 Warriors.

14' | It's all too easy! Tex Hoy crosses to make it 30-0

13' | A bone crunching Roberts-Davis tackle! Knights 24-0 Warriors

12' | Youngceeeeeee! Mata'utia charges over. Knights 24-0 Warriors

10' - We're back underway for the second half.

HALF TIME | We lead at the break! Knights 20-0 Warriors.

9' | Brodie Jones crossed for a bonus zone! Knights 20-0 Warriors

7' | Starford To'a crosses! A magnificent bonus zone try! Lino adds the extras. 13-0 Knights

4' | Lino adds the extras. Knights 6-0

4' | Lino! The five-eight dives over following a terrific show and go. Knights 4-0.

3' | Gidley! The retired great puts his body on the line to dive on a loose pass. Knights on the attack.

2' | Tyronne Roberts-Davis spills a beautiful Kurt Mann kick, with a certain try gone begging.

1' | A wayward pass sees the Warriors on the attack

0’ | We’re underway at HBF Park!

Knights 0-0 Warriors

Friday 7:50pm - The final word has been spoken. We're on in five!

Friday 7:41pm - The boys looking sharp.

Friday 7:37pm - The warm up is underway. Not long now Knights fans!

Friday 7:33pm - The Roosters are currently taking on the Panthers, which means we're the next game! Keep your eyes here for all the latest.

Friday 7:05pm - LATE MAIL | The team for todays match is in. Aidan Guerra and Mitch Barnett are being rested for todays match, with the rest of the squad as follows: 

3. Hymel Hunt, 5. Gehemat Shibasaki, 11. Tyrone Roberts-Davis, 16. Tex Hoy, 10. Kurt Mann, 1. Kurt Gidley, 13. Sione Mata'utia, 2. Jirah Momoisea, 8. Jacob Saifiti, 18. Matt Soper-Lawler, 7. Starford To'a, 12. Mason Lino, 9. Pasami Saulo, 4. Brodie Jones

Friday 6:44pm - The boys have arrived. Late mail coming in twenty minutes!

Friday 1:45pm - Meanwhile, the Warriors squad is as follows: 1. Leeson Ah Mau, 2. Rocco Berry, 3. Jackson Frei, 4. Blake Green, 5. Chanel Harris-Tavita, 6. Temple Kalepo, 7. Adam Keighran, 8. Edward Kosi, 9. Sam Lisone, 10. Ken Maumalo, 11. Taane Milne, 12. Agnatius Paasi, 13. Isaiah Papali'i, 14. Hayze Perham, 15. Leivaha Pulu, 16. Selesitino Ravutaumada, 17. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 18. Paul Turner

Friday 1:45pm - ICYMI: Our full squad is: 1. Aidan Guerra, 2. Kurt Mann, 3. Nathaniel Sasagi, 4. Bayden Searle, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Gehamat Shibasaki, 7. Starford To'a, 8. Tex Hoy, 9. Sione Mata'utia, 10. Tyronne Roberts-Davis, 11. Matt Soper-Lawler, 12. Pasami Saulo, 13. Jirah Momoisea, 14. Jacob Saifiti, 15. Brodie Jones, 16. Kurt Gidley, 17. Mason Lino, 18. Mitchell Barnett 

Friday 1:42pm - At last, 154 days after we last took to the park, it's game day! We're taking on the Warriors at 7:55pm at HBF Stadium in Perth.

Thursday 3:30pm - Our Captain's run has been completed and Aidan Guerra has attended Captain's call. View the full gallery below or click here for mobile.

Thursday 10am - Willie Peters has spoken from the airport regarding what he's expecting from this weekend. View the full chat below.

Peters: Nines, tactics and players to watch

Wednesday 11am - ICYMI: Our full squad is: 1. Kurt Gidley, 2. Jirah Momoisea, 3. Hymel Hunt, 4. Brodie Jones, 5. Gehamat Shibasaki, 6. Aidan Guerra, 7. Starford To'a, 8. Jacob Saifiti, 9. Pasami Saulo, 10. Kurt Mann, 11. Tyronne Roberts-Davis, 12. Mason Lino, 13. Sione Mata'utia, 14. Mitchell Barnett, 15. Bayden Searle, 16. Tex Hoy, 17. Nathaniel Sasagi, 18. Matt Soper-Lawler

How the Perth NRL Nines will work

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