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Sunday 7:40pm: And that just about wraps things up here for Round 3's Match-Day Blog, and what a day it's been! We'll be back to do it all again for next week's clash with Raiders, but while you're here, why not keep scrolling and re-live today's thrilling game! Signing off, Knights Media.

Sunday 7:37pm: Adam O'Brien has addressed the media, with some massive talking points surrounding injuries. Watch the full presser below.

AOB: Injury update, pride and debutants verdict

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Sunday 7:16pm: The fantasy scores have been posted and it's a huge haul for almost all of our troops! Click here to view them in full.

Sunday 7:07pm: What a performance from Chris Randall! View the full Knights Numbers piece by clicking here.

Sunday 6:45pm: All the best shots from today's amazing battle. View the gallery below or click here if you're on the app.

Sunday 6:43pm: The Match-Highlights have dropped from today's incredible game. Re-live the best moments below!

Match Highlights: Nothing to separate Knights and Panthers

FULL TIME | We split the points with plenty to be proud of.

90' | Bradman Best is caught on the last, and the Panthers will have one more chance.

89' | Matt Burton has another attempt waved away. The Knights will get one last opportunity with the footy.

85' | The Panthers get us back underway.

85' | We're at half-time of extra time, and the teams will change ends one last time.

84' | Edrick Lee spills the ball with the line wide open!!! An opportunity gone begging. 

83' | Tex Hoy's attempt takes a deflection and goes dead. The Knights will receive a line drop out.

83' | The Knights will get an opportunity for a shot here.

81' | Matt Burton hits the post with his field goal, and the Knights receive a penalty for a Panthers player being offside!

80' | The Knights get us underway for golden point.

80' | We're off to golden point!

80' | The Panthers miss another field goal. We're set to go to golden point.

78' | The Panthers make an error, letting the Knights off the hook. The Knights should get at least one more opportunity for the field goal.

77' | Kurt Mann's field goal attempt misses to the left.

76' | Matt Burton misses a field goal from right in front. Seven tackle set for the Knights now.

75' | A Bradman Best error gifts the Panthers an attacking set. The field goal will surely come into play now.

74' | The Panthers waste an opportunity in good field position, letting the Knights off the hook.

72' | The Knights successfully defend another set on their line. This is a huge set coming out of trouble.

70' | Tex Hoy's conversion is waved away. We're locked up with 10 to go! COME ON NEWCASTLEEEEEEE

68' | TRY KNIGHTS!!!!! Bradman Best crosses for his second to level the scores! Knights 14-14 Panthers.

67' | The game is on a knife-edge, with the Panthers barely clinging to their four point lead. Big finish coming up.

64' | An attacking kick from Kurt Mann sails out on the full, with the Panthers now bringing the ball out of trouble.

63' | The attack is defused, however the Panthers are under the pump, with the Knights defence swarming in.

62' | The game is stopped, with Viliame Kikau injured in bcckplay. This has seriously halted the Knights momentum.

61' | 6-again is waved, before the Knights receive a penalty. The Best try has really picked up the Knights' body language, with the boys now steamrolling onto the ball. 

60' | Tex Hoy is waved away. Knights 10-14 Panthers

59' | TRY KNIGHTS!!!! Bradman Best crashes over to get the Knights right back in this one! Knights 10-14 Panthers.

59' | 6-again is waved and the Knights go on the attack!

58' | The Knights defence holds firm and we earn a seven tackle set!

57' | The Panthers force another line drop out, however the Knights defence has looked solid.

55' | Edrick Lee spills an attempted intercept, giving the Panthers another set on the Knights line.

54' | The challenge is unsuccessful.

54' | The Knights concede a penalty, however they have chosen to challenge the call.

51' | The Panthers force a line drop out, with Tex Hoy trapped in goal.

49' | The Panthers defence in the early exchanges is proving critical, with the Knights struggling to get out of their own end.

47' | The Panthers are winning the early yardage contest, and a poor Kurt Mann kick gifts them a seven tackle set

45' | The Knights defence holds firm and a strong set coming out of trouble sees the Knights let off the hook.

44' | A Bradman Best error provides the Panthers with the first chance of the second half.

43' | Tim Glasby has gone to ground clutching at his knee, however he is attempting to continue

42' | The boys have come out of the tunnel fired up, with some massive collisions taking place in the opening sets.

40' | Tex Hoy gets us back underway. Knights 6-14 Panthers.

Sunday 5:10pm: ICYMI, Connor Watson and Mitchell Pearce's games are both over after succumbing to an ankle injury and concussion respectively.

HALF-TIME | Work to do in the second half.

40' | TRY KNIGHTS!! Jacob Saifiti crashes over from close range to get the Knights back in the game! Tex Hoy converts from in front. Knights 6-14 Panthers.

38' | A better set from the Knights sees them camp the Panthers in their corner.

35' | The Panthers comfortably defuse a Kurt Mann kick to get themselves out of trouble.

34' | The Knights force an error on the halfway line, earning themselves a full set on the attack.

32' | Meanwhile, Tim Glasby has passed his HIA and returned to the field.

31' | CONFIRMATION: Connor Watson has succumbed to an ankle complaint and will not return this afternoon

30' | The Panthers have successfully challenged the call of knock-on.

30' | The Panthers again find easy metres up the middle, however the Stehpen Crichton knocks on the attacking kick.

28' | The Knights defence holds firm, and some strong carries get them right back in the arm wrestle.

28' | Another Panthers line break puts them back on the attack.

25' | Crichton adds the bonus two points. Knights 0-14 Panthers

24' | Stephen Crichton adds the extras. Knights 0-12 Panthers

23' | Try Panthers. Kurt Capewell crosses for a possible 8-point try for the Panthers, with the bunker confirming the on-field decision of try. Knights 0-10 Panthers.

22' | Edrick Lee makes a meal of a Panthers bomb, gifting them another set in the Knights red zone.

21' | In a further blow to the Knights ranks, Tim Glasby has been taken from the field for a HIA check

20' | Try Panthers. Viliame Kikau crashes over from close range, with the Knights defence finally cracking. Stephen Crichton adds the extras. Knights 0-6 Panthers

18' | The Panthers hold firm and earn themselves a 20m restart.

17' | Some huge Knights defence forces a Penrith error, gifting the Knights a full set on the Panthers line.

16' | CONFIRMED: Mitchell Pearce will not return.

14' | The Knights again repel the Panthers, with Enari Tuala making a clutch cover tackle on Josh Mansour, taking him touch-in-goal.

14' | A Knights turnover invites more pressure. Penrith on the attack.

13' | The Panthers are again denied by the stoic Knights defence. The red and blue side are now bringing the ball out of trouble.

11' | The bunker overrules the on-field official, with Tex Hoy ruled to have held Whare up. The Panthers continue to attack.

11' | The Panthers have crossed through Dean Whare, however the call has been referred to the bunker for review. The original decision was try.

9' | The Knights defensive line holds firm, however Connor Watson has succumbed to his ankle injury and has come from the field, replaced by Brodie Jones.

8' | Watson has taken his place in the defensive line, and appears keen to continue.

7' | A Panthers break places them on the attack, leading to a forced line drop out. Meanwhile, Connor Watson has gone to ground clutching at an ankle.

6' | Randall has gone into the hooking role, with Connor Watson shifting to halfback. It seems unlikely that Pearce will return to the field.

6' | The Knights receive a penalty, placing them in good position to launch an attack.

5' | Chris Randall has taken Pearce's place in the side, marking his first introduction into the NRL.

5' | Mitch Pearce has gone to ground with what appears to be a heavy concussion.

4' | A Panthers 40/20 attempt is snuffed out by Tex Hoy.

3' | The Knights are winning the early yardage battle, camping the Panthers in their own half.

2' | Herman Ese'ese has started the game from the bench, with Tim Glasby starting at lock

1' | A strong opening set from the Knights sees Penrith working it out from inside their red zone

0' | We're underway at Campbelltown Stadium. Knights 0-0 Panthers

Sunday 4pm: The warm-ups are done and both teams are receiving the final word from the coaches. Lessssssssssssssss go Knights fans!

Sunday 3:50pm: The warm-up is on and the boys are looking sharp. Kick-off in 15.

Sunday 3:15pm: Meanwhile, the Panthers have named the following team, with Brent Naden omitted from the side.

1. Caleb Aekins, 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Dean Whare, 14. Stephen Crichton, 5. Brian To'o, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Jarome Luai, 8. James Tamou (c), 9. Api Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Kurt Capewell, 13. Isaah Yeo, INTERCHANGE: 15. Zane Tetevano, 16. Moses Leota, 19. Billy Burns, 18. Mitch Kenny.

Sunday 3:05pm: LATE MAIL | Adam O'Brien has confirmed his 17 for today's game, with THREE players set to make their NRL debuts! Gehamat Shibasaki is also out, with Bradman Best coming into the centres.

1. Tex Hoy, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 18. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 17. Aidan Guerra, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Herman Ese'ese. INTERCHANGE: 14. Chris Randall, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Tim Glasby, 19. Brodie Jones

Sunday 2:20pm: Temp checks are done and the boys are ready. Late mail is coming within the hour!

Sunday 2:15pm: Day for it. Late mail in less than an hour.

Sunday 10:15am: The training intensity really picked up this week, with the boys comping at the bit to get back on the park. View the gallery below or click here if you're on the app!

Sunday 10am: THE WAIT IS OVER! We're back on the park and Sunday afternoon footy at Campbelltown Stadium awaits. Keep it glued here for all the latest throughout the day!

Saturday 4:05pm: SQUAD REDUCTION | The Knights have suffered a blow ahead of Sunday's game with Lachlan Fitzgibbon ruled out for the clash against Penrith. 

Fitzgibbon picked up a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Aidan Guerra in the starting line-up.

Coach O'Brien has also omitted Pasami Saulo from the extended bench.

Bradman Best, Mason Lino and Brodie Jones remain in the squad and are in contention for the final bench spot.

A decision on the make-up of the interchange will be made one-hour before kick-off. 

1. Tex Hoy, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Gehamat Shibasaki, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 17. Aidan Guerra, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Herman Ese'ese, 14. Chris Randall, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Tim Glasby, 18. Bradman Best, 19. Brodie Jones, 20. Mason Lino

Saturday 4:05pm: Penrith squad update | 1. Caleb Aekins, 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Dean Whare, 4. Brent Naden, 5. Brian To'o, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Jarome Luai, 8. James Tamou (c), 9. Api Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Kurt Capewell, 13. Isaah Yeo, 14. Stephen Crichton, 15. Zane Tetevano, 16. Moses Leota, 19. Billy Burns, 18. Mitch Kenny, 21. Charlie Staines

Joey Rd3 preview: Smart buy, kicking key, Hoy debut

Saturday 4:05pm: The boss addressed the media yesterday, with no issue off the agenda. Here's what he had to say:

AOB: Rookie expectations, team changes, goal-kicker revealed

Friday 1:15pm: ICYMI: Our squad was named on Tuesday evening, with Adam O'Brien naming a 21-man squad for the clash at Campbelltown Stadium. Tex Hoy and Chris Randall are set to debut, while Andrew McCullough will wait another week for his first outing in Knights colours.

1. Tex Hoy, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Gehamat Shibasaki, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Herman Ese'ese, 14. Chris Randall, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Tim Glasby, 17. Aidan Guerra, 18. Bradman Best, 19. Brodie Jones, 20. Mason Lino, 21. Pasami Saulo.

Friday 1:15pm: LIVE FOOTY IS BACK!! Welcome to our official Match-Day Blog ahead of Sunday afternoon's return against the Penrith Panthers at Campbelltown Stadium. Keep it glued here from start to finish on Match-Day, with live scores, blow by blow updates, late mail and behind the scenes news, photos and videos.