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Sunday 7:43pm: And that just about wraps things up here for Round 4's Game-Day Blog, and what a day it's been! We'll be back to do it all again for next week's clash with the Storm, but while you're here, why not keep scrolling and re-live today's game! Signing off, Knights Media.

Sunday 7:41pm: With Kurt Mann injured, Adam O'Brien will be weighing up his options for the five-eighth jumper. Click here to here for the full article.

Sunday 7:30pm: Edrick Lee reflects on our big win!

Lee: Defensive steel, Bradman brilliance

Sunday 7:10pm: Sing it loud Knights fans!

WE WIN WE WIN WE WIN!

Sunday 7:00pm: STATS | How good were these two today? Absolutely unbelievable performances. View the full stats piece by clicking here.

Sunday 6:21pm: Re-live the win! 

Match Highlights: Knights crush Raiders

Sunday 6:18pm: There were some seriously big scores from our boys on NRL Fantasy, with Kalyn Ponga top scoring with 88. Click here to view the full list!

Sunday 6:16pm: All the best shots from a memorable win in Campbelltown! View the gallery below or click here if you're on the app.

FULL TIME | Still unbeaten!

80' | Tex Hoy converts from in front. Knights 34-18 Raiders.

80' | TRY KNIGHTS!!!!!!!! Bradman Best grabs his second as a fight breaks out under the posts. Knights 32-18 Raiders.

79' | Pearce stabs a grubber into touch.

78' | The Knights defence holds firm, and that should just about wrap up the two points!

77' | Kurt Mann has now come from the field.

77' | The Raiders force a goal-line drop out. This is surely their last chance.

75' | Mann has stayed on the field.

75' | Kurt Mann has gone down with what appears to be an injury to his left ankle.

75' | A TRY BOMBED! Aidan Guerra fails to finish a neat move, spilling the ball just metres out from the line.

74' | A forward pass halts the Raiders attack.

74' | Kalyn Ponga has come from the field for a HIA.

74' | The heavens have opened in Campbelltown, and the Raiders are pushing for a crucial try.

72' | The Raiders hold firm in defence, keeping them in the game.

70' | The Raiders make an error on the last, halting their momentum and giving the Knights an opportunity to launch an attacking raid.

68' | A huge kick from Mitchell Pearce gets the Knights out of trouble, after making just 30 metres from their set.

67' | The Knights are now trapped inside their own 20, with the Raiders defence remaining strong.

65' | Enari Tuala makes an error attempting to play the ball, however the Raiders will still need to come out from inside their own 20.

64' | The Raiders continue to gain the ascendancy, with a strong set handing the ball over five metres out from the Knights line.

63' | Jack Wighton has come from the field for a HIA.

62' | Both teams are now locked in a tight arm-wrestle, well aware the next points will be decisive.

60' | Another strong set from the Raiders, however the Knights have held firm. The boys are now attempting to come out of trouble.

58' | Try Raiders. The Green Machine go back to back, this time through Josh Papalii. Croker is successful from next to the posts. Knights 28-18 Raiders.

56' | The Raiders have been buoyed by the four pointer, with a strong set in attack and defence culminating in a Knights error coming out of trouble. Full set on the line for the Raiders now.

55' | Croker makes no mistake. Knights 28-12 Raiders.

54' | Try Raiders. The Green Machine hit straight back through Nick Cotric, after a Knights error gifted them an attacking chance. Knights 28-10 Raiders.

52' | Ponga makes no mistake! Knights 28-6 Raiders.

51' | TRY!!!! Edrick Lee crosses for his second!!!!!! Knights 26-6 Raiders

50' | The Knights earn a penalty coming out of trouble.

47' | The Knights again look strong after scoring points, with the Raiders returning serve in an effort to get back in the game.

46' | KP adds the extras.

45' | TRY!!!!!! Edrick Lee goes over in the corner, and the Knights have extend their lead! Knights 20-6 Raiders.

45' | BUNKER | Edrick Lee crosses in the corner, and the decision has been referred.

44' | The Knights earn six more tackles on the Raiders line.

43' | The Knights earn a penalty of their own and go on the attack.

42' | Edrick Lee defuses a bomb, giving the Knights a seven tackle set.

41' | The Knights give away a ruck infringement, gifting the Raiders a set on their line.

40' | We're back underway.

Sunday 5:04pm: David Klemmer has run for 114 metres in a mammoth opening stint, lasting 34 minutes before being given a rest.

Sunday 5:03pm: Aidan Guerra and McCullough already have 23 tackles to their names, while Bradman Best has four tackle breaks.

Sunday 5:02pm: It's been an enormous 40 minutes from our boys, and a huge return from Kalyn Ponga with 179 metres to his name already. He also has seven tackle breaks and a line break, to go with a try and a try assist to boot.

ICYMI | Welcome back Kalyn Ponga!

Watch: Sizzling Ponga carves through the middle

HALF TIME | We lead at the break, with a massive 40 minutes coming up.

39' | PENALTY TRY! Enari Tuala is awarded a four pointer after being taken without the ball by Jack Wighton. KP makes no mistake. Knights 16-6 Raiders

39' | BUNKER | We may have a penalty try to Enari Tuala here!

37' | Kurt Mann is caught on the last just a few metres from the line.

36' | The Knights are awarded six more tackles, presenting a golden opportunity close to the line.

35' | Both teams follow up the try with strong sets of six. The closeness of this contest can not be understated.

32' | Try Raiders. Jack Wighton takes a George Williams kick to score next to the posts. Croker converts. Knights 10-6 Raiders.

31' | The Raiders go on the attack after a Knights penalty.

30' | The Raiders are challenging a call of knock-on against Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, which is ruled successful. 

28' | Hymel Hunt makes a crucial ankle tap, after Jack Wighton streaked away with an intercept off Kalyn Ponga. The Raiders make an error soon after, sending the Knights back on the attack.

ICYMI | Bradman's barnstorming opening try!

Watch: Best muscles over from scrum

26' | Edrick Lee makes a crucial intercept, defusing a dangerous Canberra attack. The Raiders are then caught offside, piggy backing the Knights up field.

25' | The Knights give away a penalty, with the Raiders now having a full set on the attack.

23' | The perfect set after scoring points, handing the ball over deep in the Raiders corner.

22' | Ponga hits the post with his conversion. Knights 10-0 Raiders

20' | TRY!!!!! Kalyn Ponga slices through for a KP special! Knights 10-0 Raiders!

20' | Jack Wighton makes an error on the last tackle, gifting the Knights a huge attacking chance.

18' | Bradman Best charges up the middle, putting the Knights on the front foot.

16' | Daniel Saifiti makes the Knights' first error of the afternoon, giving the Raiders a full set inside their half.

16' | A forward pass from Josh Hodgson stunts an attacking chance for the Raiders.

15' | The Raiders return serve with a great set of six. This game has already developed into a real tussle.

12' | The Knights recover well and again trap the Raiders in their half.

10' | A TRY BOMBED!! The Raiders make a line break down the edge, however a Kalyn Ponga ankle tap on Jarrod Croker saves a certain try, with Croker's rushed flick pass sailing into touch.

10' | Another great set from the Knights has the Raiders well on the back foot. They are struggling to carry the ball out of their red zone.

8' | Nick Cotric defuses Kalyn Ponga's bomb, however the Knights are looking strong, easily winning the arm wrestle in the middle.

7' | The Knights trap Jack Wighton on the last play, forcing a handover.

6' | The Knights are penalised for an obstruction.

5' | Jack Wighton's clearing kick sails out on the full! The Knights now have another golden opportunity deep in Raiders territory.

4' | Another strong set sees the Knights make easy metres up the middle. Raiders coming out of trouble now.

2' | TRY!!!!! Bradman Best has crossed to give the Knights the perfect start to this game! Kalyn Ponga makes no mistake with the conversion. Knights 6-0 Raiders

2' | BUNKER | Bradman Best crosses, with the referee referring the call to the bunker.

2' | A golden opportunity for the Knights early in this one.

1' | A terrific opening set of six from the Knights, rolling nearly 80 metres downfield, before a Canberra mistake gifts them another set of six!

0' | We're underway at Campbelltown Stadium!

Sunday 3:54pm: The warm-ups are done. Kick off not far away!

Sunday 3:05pm: LATE MAIL | We're 1-17 for today's clash with Canberra, with Gehamat Shibasaki and Chris Randall dropping off the extended bench.

1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce (c), 8. David Klemmer, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Aidan Guerra, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Herman Ese'ese, Interchange: 14. Tex Hoy, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Tim Glasby, 17. Brodie Jones

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Bailey Simonsson, 3. Jarrod Crocker (c), 4. Curtis Scott, 5. Nick Cotric, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. George Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson (c), 10. Dunamis Lui, 11. Joe Tapine, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Corey Horsburgh, 14. Siliva Havili, 15. Emre Guler, 16. Sia Soliola. 17. Jordan Rapana

Sunday 2:35pm: Knight #319. Not long now.

Sunday 2:10pm: Temp checks are done and the boys are here. Less than an hour until the team is confirmed!

Sunday 1:54pm: It's like we never left. Late mail coming in around an hour's time!

Sunday 1:52pm: 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 | Adam O'Brien has trimmed his roster, with Mason Lino and Pasami Saulo dropping off the extended bench. 

Mitchell Pearce has passed all concussion protocols throughout the week and has been given the green light by the medical experts to take his place in the team.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce (c), 8. David Klemmer, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Aidan Guerra, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Herman Ese'ese, Interchange: 14. Tex Hoy, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Tim Glasby, 17. Brodie Jones, 18. Gehamat Shibasaki, 19. Chris Randall

SQUAD UPDATE | Michael Oldfield and Kai O'Donnell drop out of the squad. 

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Bailey Simonsson, 3. Jarrod Crocker (c), 4. Curtis Scott, 5. Nick Cotric, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. George Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson (c), 10. Dunamis Lui, 11. Joe Tapine, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Corey Horsburgh, 14. Siliva Havili, 15. Emre Guler, 16. Sia Soliola. 17. Jordan Rapana, 18. Tom Starling, 19. Matt Frawley

Saturday 2:05pm: Adam O'Brien addressed the media on Thursday afternoon via a Zoom hook-up, and this is what he had to say.

AOB: Pearce health, Ponga return, improvement areas

Saturday 9am: ICYMI: Both teams were named on Tuesday evening, with Adam O'Brien and Ricky Stuart naming 21-man squads for the clash at Campbelltown Stadium.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick Lee
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kurt Mann
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Joseph Tapine
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Aidan Guerra
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Sione Mata'utia
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Corey Horsburgh
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Herman Ese'ese

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Tex Hoy
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Tim Glasby
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Jordan Rapana
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones

Friday 1:15pm: Welcome to our official Game-Day Blog ahead of Sunday afternoon's huge game against the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Stadium. Keep it glued here from start to finish on Game-Day, with live scores, blow by blow updates, late mail and behind the scenes news, photos and videos.