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Saturday 10:03pm: Adam O'Brien has debriefed with the press following tonight's big win! Hear what he had to say below:
AOB: Spine cohesion, defence, Hoy plan
Saturday 9:52pm: Re-live every single try via the full match highlights below!
Watch: Every try from Roosters romp
FULL TIME | A trial to remember on the Central Coast!
79' | Lino converts. Knights 58-0 Roosters
78' | Mitch Barnett grabs his second off a lovely Lino bomb! Knights 56-0 Roosters
75’ | Mason Lino’s kick is waved away. Knights 52-0 Roosters
73' | THE POINTS KEEP COMING! This time it's Tex Hoy, who celebrates his promotion into our Top 30 squad with a wonderful solo try. Knights 52-0 Roosters
70' | Lino converts from in front. Knights 48-0 Roosters
68' | WHAT A TRY! Simi Sasagi swoops on a loose ball and shows some impressive speed and footwork to score! A great young talent to watch in the future. Knights 46-0 Roosters
67' | Lino converts from in front. Knights 42-0 Roosters
65' | TRY KNIGHTS! Connor Watson burrows over from dummy half to bring up the 40 points. It's all coming too easy now for the Knights! Knights 40-0 Roosters
64' | Mason Lino converts from in front. Knights 36-0 Roosters
63' | And a sixth try they'll get! Lachlan Fitzgibbon charges into a yawning gap to extend the Knights lead. Knights 34-0 Roosters
62' | A penalty sends the Knights searching for their sixth try
58' | Jayden Brailey has been replaced, following a terrific 57 minute stint. Connor Watson has jumped into the hooking role.
56' | Mason Lino's conversion is successful. Knights 30-0 Roosters
54' | TRY KNIGHTS! Shibasaki earns a try assist to go with his try, setting up Hymel Hunt to score in the corner. Knights 28-0 Roosters
53' | Connor Watson makes a strong bust up the middle, before finding Jayden Brailey who earns a penalty
51' | Mason Lino converts from in front. Knights 24-0 Roosters
50' | TRY KNIGHTS! Gehamat Shibasaki does extremely well to take a short ball behind him, before charging over nearly untouched. Knights 22-0 Roosters
47' | Roosters winger McKenzie Baker spills a Mason Lino bomb to gift the Knights a full set on their tryline
43' | The Knights defence holds firm, with the Roosters turning the ball over ten metres out from the Newcastle line.
42' | Both Kalyn Ponga and Mitchell Pearce have been taken from the field, with Tex Hoy and Mason Lino taking their respective places.
41' | The Knights fail to complete their first set, gifting the Chooks an early opportunity
40' | The Roosters get us back underway for the second stanza
Saturday 7:50pm: A fascinating first half here at Central Coast Stadium. The Roosters youthful squad have shown plenty of fight, however the Knights showed their class to score three great tries at the back end of the half. Great signs for Knights fans, especially the sight of Pearce and Ponga's combination firing on all cylinders.
HALF TIME | We lead at the change of ends! 💪
36' | KP converts from in front. Knights 18-0 Roosters
34' | WHAT A TRY!! Mitchell Pearce puts through a lovely kick for Kalyn Ponga, who catches it on the full and strolls over untouched. Knights really turning it on now. Knights 16-0 Roosters
32' | Kalyn Ponga converts from next to the posts. Knights 12-0 Roosters
31' | TRY KNIGHTS! Jayden Brailey crashes over from close range to extend the Knights lead. Knights 10-0 Roosters.
30' | The Knights earn a repeat set, somewhat luckily, after the Roosters spilt an attempted intercept. The Knights earn a penalty to boot, with a full set on the Roosters line.
28' | The Knights fail to get to their kick, with the Roosters sent back on the attack
26' | Kalyn Ponga converts from the sideline. Knights 6-0 Roosters
25' | TRY KNIGHTS! Mitch Barnett breaks the deadlock for the Knights, crashing over in the right hand corner! Knights 4-0 Roosters
24' | A nicely weighted kick from Kurt Mann earns the Knights a repeat set
20' | Despite fielding an understrength side, the Roosters have looked dangerous so far. However, the Knights do still appear to be the better side.
18' | The Roosters bomb a half-chance with James Tuitahi spilling a pass on the right edge.
16' | The Knights are winning the early yardage battle, and finding plenty of space on the Roosters edges.
14' | The Knights earn another penalty coming out of trouble, sending them back on the attack.
12' | NO TRY! Hymel Hunt is denied after a cut out ball from Kalyn Ponga was ruled forward.
10' | A clever run out of dummy half from Jayden Brailey earns the Knights their first penalty, and first real attacking opportunity
8' | Both sides engaging in an early arm wrestle here, however the Knights discipline has let them down, giving away three penalties in the first ten minutes.
5' | The Knights muscle up defensively, and will get the ball back after a Roosters bomb found touch
3' | The Knights give away another penalty, this time on their own line. Roosters now with a full set on the attack
2' | The Knights enter into the arm wrestle happily, navigating the set well and getting to their kick, however give away penalty to invite the Roosters into their red zone.
1' | The Roosters open the match with a solid opening set. Time for the Knights to respond in kind
0' | We're underway in Gosford!
Saturday 6:50pm: The full squad for tonights game is in!
1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Gehamat Shibasaki, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Jayden Brailey, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13. Mitch Barnett, 15. Herman Ese’ese, 14. Connor Watson, 12. Aidan Guerra, 16. Jacob Saifiti, 17. Tim Glasby, 18. Tex Hoy, 19. Pasami Saulo, 20. Mason Lino, 21. Starford To’a, 27. Chris Randall, 28. Brodie Jones, 29. Simi Sasagi, 1. Tyronne Roberts-Davis
Saturday 6:40pm: The warm up is on and there's some BIG NAMES set to take the field! Full squad coming in ten minutes...
Saturday 6:22pm: Another draw for our Canterbury Cup side following last week's game against the Dragons. NRL is up next at 7pm, keep it glued here for late mail in half an hour!
FULL TIME | It ends all square in the Canterbury Cup!
78' | An injury to Luke Huth has temporarily halted play. The young hooker was appears okay and is now walking off unassisted.
76' | We're looking at another grandstand finish here at Central Coast Stadium, with the sides locked up with less than four minutes remaining.
75' | TRY KNIGHTS! An intercept from flying winger Tyronne Roberts-Davis sees the former Titan go the distance to draw the sides level! Knights 12-12 Bears
67' | A Knights error lets the Bears off the hook
65' | The Knights receive a penalty to go right on the attack.
60' | We're underway for the final 20.
Saturday 5:58pm: NRL action is an hour away and the boys are here and raring to go!
THREE QUARTER TIME | No change to the score in scrappy third quarter.
57' | The Knights defence remains resolute. They must now get to their kick.
55' | The Knights successfully repel another wave of Bears attack, however another error coming out of trouble gifts the ball back to the Bears.
51' | Both sides are struggling for completions so far this half, with the game becoming a little scrappy. The Knights are beginning to gain the edge little by little, however are still chasing the game.
41' | A Bears error gifts the Knights an early opportunity!
40' | We're back underway for the second stanza
HALF TIME | Anyone's game at the change of ends.
39' | Try Bears. The red and black outfit hit back through Conner Garrety after a classy movement on the left edge. Conversion successful. Knights 6-12 Bears.
35' | TRY KNIGHTS! The red and blue force their way back into this one, with Bayden Searle providing a try on an absolute platter to Dylan Lucas. Conversion successful from in front. Knights 6-6 Bears.
34' | NO TRY! The Bears are denied by the referee after a clever kick into the in-goal, with the ball not forced cleanly.
32' | A forward pass coming out of trouble gives the Bears another full set of six in the Knights red zone.
30' | The Knights discipline continues to let them down as the Bears receive a penalty coming out of trouble, sending them back for another assault at the Knights line.
27' | We're looking at another tight one in the Canterbury Cup. Neither side has really gained the ascendency as we enter the final stages of this first half.
20' | We're back underway, with the Knights forcing a line drop out with their first set of six.
QUARTER TIME | The Bears lead but the Knights are right in this one!
19' | SIX AGAIN | The Bears are given one last shot at the Knights line before quarter time.
16' | SO CLOSE! Matt Soper-Lawler comes just milli-meters from scoring off a clever Bayden Searle grubber
13' | The Knights receive a relieving penalty coming out of trouble.
11' | The Bears draw first blood, with fullback Manaia Rudolph forcing a clever kick for the first points of the game. Knights 0-6 Bears
9' | An error gifts the Bears a chance to attack the Knights goal-line.
6' | After a frantic opening this game has begun to settle down. The forward packs are now duking it out in an effort to gain the upper hand.
3' | Some poor Knights defence puts the Bears right back on the attack up the other end
0' | We're underway for Canterbury Cup, with the Knights going straight on the attack thanks to the Bears kick off sailing out on the full.
Saturday 4:36pm: The warm-ups are completed and we're ready to go for game two here in Gosford! The Knights will line up like this in the Canterbury Cup encounter, with some NRL experience among the roster:
1. Luke Sharpe, 2. Matt Soper-Lawler, 3. Dylan Lucas, 4. Simi Sasagi, 5. Tyronne Roberts-Davis, 6. Nash Birch, 7. Bayden Searle, 8. Josh King, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Pasami Saulo, 11. Jirah Momoisea, 12. Brodie Jones, 13. Mat Croker, 14. Luke Huth, 15. Tevita Alifa, 16. Brandon Russell, 17. Jack Cameron, 18. Lyndon Hills, 19. John Taleafoa, 20. Liam McAvoy, 21. Grant Anderson, 22. Lewis Hamilton, 23. Joe Woodbury, 24. Marlie Townsend, 26. Mitch Black, 27. Pat Achurch
Saturday 4:17pm: Well that does us for Jersey Flegg, with the Knights staging a brave fightback in a see-sawing game. Canterbury Cup kicking off in 20 minutes!
FULL TIME | A brave Knights fightback falls just short.
76' | Line Drop Out. The Knights are force a repeat set and are handed a penalty for the Roosters being offside! This is their chance to level the scores.
72' | Try Roosters. The Chooks get the upper hand with a reasonably soft try. The conversion is unsuccessful, keeping the Roosters in the game. Knights 20-26 Roosters
70' | Both sides are on edge as we enter the final 10 minutes. This one will go right to the wire.
64' | A tense 15 minutes coming up here in Gosford! The Knights are all over the tri-colours, and have all the momentum to go on and win this game.
60' | TRY KNIGHTS! A try off the first set of the quarter after Mitch Black flew through the middle to set up Kobe Davies! A terrific try, however the conversion thunders into the upright. Knights 20-22 Roosters
THREE QUARTER TIME | The Knights hit back and it's game on in Gosford!
58' | TRY KNIGHTS! The red and blue hit back through Christian Ma’anaima to get back within a converted try! Knights 16-22 Roosters
54' | Try Roosters. The Chooks score against the run of play, with winger Tommy Anderson swooping on a poor Knights kick to race the length of the field to score. Roosters 22-10 Knights
50' | Conversion is waved away.
49' | TRY KNIGHTS! It's game on at Central Coast Stadium, as Harry Croker barges over from close range. It's a just reward for the Knights, who have been the better side since the team's re-emerged from the sheds. Knights 10-16 Roosters.
45' | The Knights have come out a different side after a half-time pep talk. 100% completion rate to start the half, however discipline remains a problem as the Roosters are gifted a relieving penalty.
40' | The Roosters get us back underway for the second stanza
HALF-TIME | Roosters dominant but the Knights stay in it!
35' | TRY KNIGHTS! Malie-J Townsend grabs an intercept against the run of play to get the Knights back in the game. Conversion is successful. Knights 6-16 Roosters
32' | The Roosters are well on top in the game now, winning the yardage battle and gaining field position with ease.
29' | Try Roosters. A nicely weighted kick sits up in the in-goal, with Jack Mossman on hand to ground the ball. Conversion is successful. Knights 0-16 Roosters.
26' | Try Roosters. Centre Riley Stevenson bursts through some ordinary Knights defence to double his sides advantage. Conversion is successful. Knights 0-10 Roosters
24' | Nearly five minutes into the second quarter, and just one set being completed by either side. Both teams have muscled up defensively following the short break.
22' | The Knights receive an early boost, with a penalty awarded for a mid-air tackle.
20' | We're back underway for the second quarter.
QUARTER TIME | A tight first 20 in Gosford!
13' | Good to see plenty of fans have rolled in early for this encounter. The early stages have already produced some good attacking football, with both sides fairly evenly matched so far.
11' | A few relieving penalties allows the Knights back in the game, with the team now hammering the Roosters goal-line
7' | NO TRY! The Roosters are denied after five eighth Coby Thomas strolled over, with the referee ruling an obstruction occured in the lead up.
4' | The Knights kick-off sails out on the full, with the Roosters awarded a penalty on the halfway line. Roosters back on the attack.
2' | The Roosters draw first blood through a neat backline movement being finished in the corner. Conversion is unsuccessful. Knights 0-4 Roosters.
0' | We're underway in the Jersey Flegg!
Saturday 2:34pm: This game will be played in four 20 minute quarters, with a bulk of the Knights team backing up from last weekend's win over the Dragons. The boys will line up as follows:
1. Trentham Petersen, 2. Sam Abraham, 3. Pat Achurch, 4. Malie-J Townsend, 5. Lachlan Hutchison-Waters, 6. Kobe Davies, 7. Cam Davies, 8. Dylan Ticehurst, 9. Mitch Black, 10. Christian Ma’anaima, 11. Sione Tutupou-Kutu, 12. Harry Croker, 13. Jaron Purcell, 14. Liam Wiilkinson, 15. Josh Dwyer, 16. Kane Evans, 17. Sosaia Moala, 18. Bonowai Baledrokadroka, 19. Callan Burgess, 20. Campbell Sheppard
Saturday 2:32pm: We're here, gates are open and we're ready for another big day! Jersey Flegg kicks off soon.
Saturday 12:27pm: Welcome to another Match-Day Blog! We've got all three grades in action today for one last hit out against the Sydney Roosters in Gosford. If you can't make it to the game, this is the only place to follow all the action!
Friday 2:31pm: Captain's run is done and dusted! View the full gallery below or click here if you're on the app!
Friday 12:02pm: Assistant Coach Willie Peters has spoken following the conclusion of Captain's Run. Here's what he had to say:
Peters: Roosters trial, spots up for grabs
Friday 12:02pm: Timings for Saturday's triple-header are as follows:
2:35pm: Jersey Flegg
4:40pm: Canterbury Cup
7:00pm: NRL (Match to be live streamed on newcastleknights.com.au).
Friday 12:02pm: In a further point of difference to last weeks trial in Maitland, all matches will be played as 40 minute halves, rather than the 20 minute quarters we saw last week.
Friday 12:02pm: Meanwhile, the Roosters have opted to rest the squad which successfully claimed their second straight World Club Challenge title last Sunday, instead opting for a youthful squad. Their side is as follows:
1. Asu 'AJ' Kepaoa, 2. McKenzie Baker, 3. Christian Tuipulotu, 4. James Tuitahi, 5. Matt Ikuvalu, 6. Lachlan Lam, 7. Drew Hutchison, 8. Daniel Suluka-Fifita, 9. Freddy Lussick, 10. Poasa Faamausili, 11. Egan Butcher, 12. Tom Freebairn, 13. Max Bailey, 14. Luca Moretti, 15. Lupe Tivalu, 16. Elih Jackson, 17. Ben Thomas
Friday 12:02pm: ICYMI: Our squad was named on Wednesday evening, with Adam O'Brien opting to take a far reduced 21-man squad to Central Coast Stadium, as opposed to the 34-man side he played in Maitland last week. Here's how we'll line up:
Kalyn Ponga, Edrick Lee, Enari Tuala, Gehamat Shibasaki, Hymel Hunt, Kurt Mann, Mitchell Pearce, David Klemmer, Jayden Brailey, Daniel Saifiti, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Aidan Guerra, Mitch Barnett, Connor Watson, Herman Ese’ese, Jacob Saifiti, Tim Glasby, Tex Hoy, Pasami Saulo, Mason Lino, Starford To’a.
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