The nib Newcastle Knights have gone down 26-12 to the Melbourne Storm in Gosford.
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Saturday 8:36pm: And that just about wraps things up here for Round 5's Game-Day Blog. We'll be back to do it all again for next week's clash with the Broncos, but while you're here, why not keep scrolling and re-live today's game. Signing off, Knights Media.
Saturday 8:35pm: See the boys play Brisbane live in Round 6
Saturday 8:34pm: O'Brien optimistic with back-row boost imminent
Saturday 8:11pm: Adam O'Brien has addressed the media. Here's what he had to say:
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Saturday 8:10pm: Re-Live today's game below.
Highlights: Smith-led Storm too good for Knights
Saturday 8:09pm: Numbers: Strong showings in Storm clash
Saturday 7:34pm: Some solid scores in NRL Fantasy despite our loss tonight, with Andrew McCullough top-scoring on 69. Click here for the full list.
Saturday 7:25pm: All the best shots from a tight contest in Gosford. View the gallery below or click here if you're on the app.
FULL-TIME | We go down on the Central Coast.
78' | Cam Smith adds the extras. Knights 12-26 Storm.
77' | Try Melbourne.Brandon Smith burrows over for the Storm. Knights 12-24 Storm.
76' | Melbourne earn another set after Tex Hoy plays at a kick.
75' | Cam Smith kicks a penalty goal. Knights 12-20 Storm.
74' | The Storm earn a penalty, and will take the shot at two points.
72' | Pearce puts up a huge bomb, however Ryan Papenhuyzen safely takes the ball. The Storm earn a penalty in the ensuing set of six.
71' | Brenko Lee makes an error, letting the Knights off the hook. The game is on a knifes edge here.
70' | Melbourne earn another set of six after Hymel Hunt bats down a Munster pass.
68' | Vunivalu makes a big line break down the right edge, however Edrick Lee makes a terrific try saver. Unfortunately, he is penalised for a high tackle. Melbourne on the attack now.
67' | Hymel Hunt does well to take a tough bomb. Big set coming up for the Knights.
66' | The game has gone back into a classic arm wrestle, with the next try crucial.
65' | Cameron Smith gets the Storm out of trouble with a terrific kick.
64' | The Knights follow up the try with another strong set. Melbourne are trapped in their own corner.
63' | Ponga adds the extras!! Game on. Knights 12-18 Storm.
62' | TRY KNIGHTS!!!!! Edrick Lee crosses in the corner, and it's game on! Knights 10-18 Storm.
60' | Mitch Pearce forces a goal line drop out. Knights with all the running.
59' | Tex Hoy has entered the contest.
59' | Munster's kick finds touch in goal, giving the Knights a seven tackle set.
58' | A great kick by Kalyn Ponga traps Papenhuyzen in the corner. Knights really muscling up now.
56' | The Knights look a different team after scoring points, with Daniel Saifiti making a big line break before Pearce spills the ball!
55' | Ponga is waved away.
54' | TRY KNIGHTS!!!! Bradman Best scores another try, and the Knights are right back in this!! Knights 6-18 Storm
53' | Melbourne hand the ball over to the Knights deep in the Knights red zone.
52' | Mitch Pearce is forced into a rushed kick, and Melbourne now have good field position.
49' | Mitch Pearce makes an error close to the line. That was Newcastle's best chance of the entire game so far.
49' | The Knights now have a full set attacking the Melbourne line.
48' | Kalyn Ponga puts Newcastle on the front foot with an electric kick return.
46' | Melbourne come out with a conservative set, as the Knights look energised after a half-time pep talk from O'Brien.
45' | The Knights are ruled to have thrown a forward pass, relieving the pressure on the Storm.
44' | The Knights earn a penalty.
44' | Mann appears intent on staying on the field.
43' | The Storm make an error coming out of trouble, giving the Knights an opportunity to launch an attack.
42' | Kurt Mann makes a half break, then goes down clutching at an ankle. Tex Hoy about to enter the fray.
41' | The Storm open the second half with a strong set of six, with Newcastle bringing it out of their own 20.
40' | We're back underway on the Central Coast. Knights 2-18 Storm.
HALF TIME | A big 40 minutes coming up.
40' | KP kicks the goal. Knights 2-18 Storm
40' | The Knights earn a penalty close to the line, and will take the two points in the shadows of half time.
39' | Cam Smith attempts a field goal, however misses to the right of the uprights.
38' | Vunivalu takes the catch in a monumental contest with Edrick Lee.
38' | Kurt Mann makes a great run, giving the Knights a chance before the break.
36' | Cameron Smith adds the extras. Knights 0-18 Storm.
35' | Try Melbourne. Tino Faasuamaleaui crosses, with Cameron Smith grabbing another try assist. Knights 0-16 Storm.
34' | The Storm earn a six to go, and will go on the attack once more. They have been camped in the Knights red zone for almost this entire half.
32' | The Storm continue to turn the screws, with a strong set coming out of trouble camping the Knights in their half. However, the Knights earn six more tackles after a ruck infringement.
31' | The Knights complete their set, with Andrew McCullough finding touch on the Melbourne 20.
30' | Edrick Lee covers a Papenhuyzen kick, and the Knights hold firm.
28' | The Knights throw a forward pass inside their own 20m zone. Melbourne going back on the attack.
26' | Smith adds the extras. Knights 0-12 Storm
25' | Try Melbourne. The Knights defence cracks as Cameron Smith puts Suliasi Vunivalu over in the corner. Knights 0-10 Storm
24' | The Knights make an error coming out of trouble. They are sitting at just over 50% completion rate. Melbourne attacking now.
23' | Andrew McCullough and Aidan Guerra make a terrific cover tackle on Justin Olam. Knights coming out of trouble now.
22' | Kalyn Ponga's attacking kick goes out on the full.
21' | The Knights are caught offside in defence, however the Melbourne kick fails to find touch!
20' | Melbourne hold their line, however Kalyn Ponga was centimetres from scoring, stopped only by Ryan Papenhuyzen.
19' | The Knights earn another set through a ruck infringement.
19' | Cameron Munster's attacking grubber goes dead, giving Newcastle a seven tackle set.
18' | Herman Ese'ese makes an unforced error close to the line, and the Storm race away through Cameron Smith.
16' | Stone Mata'utia makes a big line break, and is taken by Ryan Papenhuyzen on the 40m line. The Storm fullback attempted to rake the ball, however is penalised. Knights on the attack.
16' | A Munster kick is batted over the sideline by Brenko Lee.
14' | Another great set from the Knights sees them hand the ball over to Melbourne on their 10m line, with Mata'utia spilling a half chance close to the line.
13' | The Knights defence holds firm, and the pressure is released with Melbourne kicking the ball dead. Incredible defence from the Knights.
12' | Kalyn Ponga covers a Munster kick, taking it touch in-goal. The pressure the Knights are absorbing is blow-torch like. Another set coming for Melbourne.
10' | The Newcastle defence holds firm, however Mitchell Pearce is trapped in goal by Cameron Munster. Line drop out coming.
9' | The Knights are caught offside, with Cameron Munster taking a quick tap. Melbourne on the attack.
8' | Mitchell Pearce makes an error on the Melbourne 40m line, giving Melbourne good field position to start their next set of six.
7' | The Knights are again forced to begin their set of six from inside their red zone.
7' | A great set from Newcastle, their best of the game so far. Papenhuyzen is tackled on his 10m line.
6' | Another strong set from the Storm, with Kalyn Ponga tackled on his 20m line.
5' | Cameron Smith adds the extras. Knights 0-6 Storm
4' | Try Melbourne. Riley Jacks crosses for the Storm, after a clever short side movement and kick from Josh Adds-Carr. Knights 0-4 Storm.
3' | The Knights complete their second set, handing the ball over in a similar area. The early yardage battle shapes as an intriguing one.
2' | The Storm return serve with a good set, trapping the Knights inside their own 10m.
1' | A strong first set from the Knights, with Josh Adds-Carr fielding a kick in his corner.
0' | Cameron Smith gets us underway at Central Coast Stadium! Knights 0-0 Storm.
Saturday 5:20pm: The warm ups are done. The scene is set. Letssssss go Knights fans!!!
Saturday 5:15pm: It's so good to see some of our members in the crowd tonight!
Saturday 4:45pm: Meanwhile, Craig Bellamy has made a few changes to his side, with Brandon Smith drafted into the starting side for Christian Welch.
Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2. Suliasi Vunivalu, 3. Justin Olam, 4. Brenko Lee, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Ryley Jacks, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith, 14. Brandon Smith, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenneath Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 10. Christian Welsh, 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui, 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 18. Tom Eisenhuth.
Saturday 4:30pm: LATE MAIL | We're 1-17 for today's clash with Melbourne. Kurt Mann has done passed his fitness tests and will take his place at No.6, with Tautau Moga and Phoenix Crossland dropping off the extended bench.
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 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
Saturday 3:30pm: The boys have arrived and are raring to go. Late mail coming in an hour's time!
Saturday 3:05pm: Gosford absolutely turning one on! Late mail coming soon...
Saturday 3:00pm: It's Game-Day!! Our biggest clash of the season so far awaits. Let's do thisssssss!!!
Friday 5:30pm: SQUAD REDUCTION | Adam O'Brien has trimmed the squad by two players, with Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Josh King dropping off the extended bench.
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 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. Tau Moga, 20. Phoenix Crossland.
Friday 5:25pm: Adam O'Brien addressed the media earlier today. This is what he had to say:
AOB: Possible changes, Bellamy, improvement
Friday 5:25pm: Andrew 'Joey' Johns has previewed tomorrow night's match. Watch it in full below.
Joey’s Rd 5 preview: The pack, attack options, No.6
Friday 5:25pm: Skipper Mitchell Pearce addressed the media midweek. Watch what he had to say below.
Pearce: Halves partner and coach O'Brien
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Thursday 11am: Craig Bellamy named the following squad:
Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 2. Suliasi Vunivalu, 3. Justin Olam, 4. Brenko Lee, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Ryley Jacks, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith, 10. Christian Welch, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenneath Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui, 16. Max King, 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 18. Tom Eisenhuth, 19. Marion Seve, 20. Cooper Johns, 21. Nicho Hynes
Thursday 11am: ICYMI | Adam O'Brien named a 21-man squad on Tuesday afternoon:
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. Tau Moga, 19. Josh King, 20. Phoenix Crossland, 21. Lachlan Fitzgibbon.
Thursday 11am: Welcome to our official Game-Day Blog ahead of Saturday night's huge game against the Melbourne Storm at Central Coast 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.