The nib Newcastle Knights will head into the fifth edition of the NRL Nines soon in Perth hoping to take home the trophy for the first time and continue their preparation for Round 1.
Below is a complete rundown of how the team performed in the tournament from 2014-2017 to help you get ready for the 2020 edition.
In the inaugural season played at Eden Park in Auckland, the squad qualified for the quarter-finals after topping the Blue Pool despite a first-game loss to Cronulla, 15-12.
They successfully defeated the Titans and the Tigers with big scorelines but unfortunately went down narrowly, 16-11, to a Broncos side who would eventually progress into the Grand Final.
Our second year in the NRL Nines again saw us progress to the knockout stage after skimming past Manly and St. George-Illawarra with victories to finish second behind the Parramatta Eels in the Rangitoto Pool.
The quarter-finals saw the team face-off with a barnstorming South Sydney side who picked up a big 30-6 win, and later down the track, the trophy as well.
For the second year in a row, the Knights were drawn in the Rangitoto Pool and again progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a thrilling 15-14 win over Penrith, and a crucial 21-16 victory over the Tigers.
Although the team put in a good effort against the Eels, the score ended 12-8 in their favour as we bowed out once again to the team who would end up as champions.
Our most recent performance in the Nines arena ended in disappointing fashion as the team failed to qualify for the knockout stage for the first time.
Although we picked up a strong 18-10 win over the Tigers in the first match, losses to both the Storm and the Broncos meant we’d finish last in the Rangitoto Pool.