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Man of the Match: Leaders impress in Round 3 loss

The Knights were handed their first defeat of the season in their Round 3 loss to the Tigers.

Newcastle hit the lead in the latter stages of the second half but a late David Nofoaluma try secured victory for the away team.

The Knights had a few standout players, here is the selection for man of the match:


Mitchell Pearce ran out for his 300th game in front of 20,239 fans at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Pearce put in a solid performance in a losing side, crossing for a try and ran for 113 metres.

The halfback also kicked for 279 metres.

Pearce tries to lift his team with picturesque midfield break


Co-captain Jayden Brailey was again one of the Knights best.

Brailey got a try-assist for his setup of Mitch Barnett's try and made 53 tackles.

The dummy half also had one line-break assist.

Brailey and Barnett combine


Along with his co-captain, Daniel Saifiti again had another solid game with some powerful runs in the middle of the park.

Saifiti ran for 167 meters which included 70 post contact metres.

D-Saf also had one line break assist and made 30 tackles.

Highlights: Knights downed at home in tight contest