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VOTE: 2020's top five tries

2020 was a big year for the nib Newcastle Knights, with the team returning to the finals for the first time since 2013.

While defence was the focus of the team, the boys still delivered some incredible four pointers when their attack was humming.

Here’s our top five for the season, and don’t forget to vote for your favourite at the end of the article.

Kalyn Ponga v Sharks

Spoiler Alert: This won’t be the first time Ponga appears on this list.

This one came against Cronulla in Rd17, the first of three he scored on the night.

With the scores locked at 4-4 midway through the first half, Ponga received a pass with nothing on, before skipping through four Sharks defenders and putting the Knights in front.

Ponga went on to dominate the contest and lead the Knights to a 38-10 win.

Ponga explodes through the middle

Edrick Lee v Tigers

One of the more spectacular tries on this list, Lee’s leaping effort against the Tigers turned this contest right in the Knights’ favour.

With a slender 18-12 halftime lead, Lee took a pinpoint Pearce bomb virtually uncontested to stroll over untouched and gift the Knights a 10-point lead.

Match Highlights: Knights roll Tigers

Kalyn Ponga v Rabbitohs

Volume Two of the Kalyn Ponga Show, and the No.1 went to another level at Bankwest.

The fullback was on fire against the Bunnies and scored a special try at the half-hour mark of the game.

Ponga, again with nothing on, skipped and surged past Cody Walker before outgunning Alex Johnston to score and give his side a 14-0 lead.

The try saw the famous kiss with Mitchell Pearce, and ultimately sealed a spot in the top four at the midway point of the NRL season.

Ponga beats Walker on the outside

Kurt Mann v Sea Eagles

In the context of our season, this was easily one of our most important four pointers of the season.

With the Knights leading 8-6 in the shadows of half-time, Mann leaped to take a one-handed grab on a neat chip kick from Pearce before diving over to score.

The try and subsequent conversion gave the Knights an eight-point lead at the change of ends, ultimately hanging on to take a 14-12 win.

The two competition points gained proved to be crucial in getting us safely inside the top eight.

Watch: Halves link as Mann scores screamer

Kalyn Ponga v Raiders

For a third and final time, Kalyn appears on this list.

This try, in Rd4 against Canberra, is probably the pick of the bunch.

Taking the ball at first receiver, 40m out from the line, a dummy, skip and acceleration saw Ponga brush past four Raiders defenders, including Jarrod Croker and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.

As Sterlo put it in commentary, ‘woooooow’.

Watch: Sizzling Ponga carves through the middle