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Rookie Report: Cup side targeting three wins in a row

The nib Newcastle Knights Knock-On-Effect NSW cup side produced another stirring performance to defeat the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 30-16 last Sunday.

The youngsters impressed in the victory, chasing down a 10 point deficit early in the game to rally home for a five tries to three victory.

The result boosted the side to seventh on the ladder and Coach Andrew Ryan again praised his outfit's resilience.

"(The win) was super impressive," Ryan said.

"We had quite a different side from the week before, there was about 7 or 8 guys that were not in the side the previous week.

"We got ourselves off the canvas and to come from behind to get the win was a huge result."

Cup Highlights: Knights go back to back

The side showed another complete team performance and skill to tally points quickly and overcome an early setback.

Simi Sasagi was one of the side's best scoring 14 points (1 try, 5 conversions) and ran for 106 metres.

McKenzie Baker showcased his potential with a superb try in the first half and also had one try-assist playing in the halves.

"Everyone had a role to play, but we asked a lot of our outside backs," Ryan said.

"Player's player went to Matt Soper-Lawler, it was his first game of the year after injuring himself in pre-season. He spent some time at full back and Nick O'Meley, he got the coaches award, and he ran for almost 200 metres," Ryan said.

"Other impressive performers were McKenzie Baker, he played at half for us on the weekend and he set up try and got one on his own. Simi Sasagi as well.

"Mat Crocker played 65 or so minutes and did a great job."

The team will travel down to Henson Park this Saturday to play the Newtown Jets in Round 6.

The clubs will pay tribute to Newtown club legend Tommy Raudonikis following his passing and a big crowd is expected for the 3:00pm kick off.

Both teams have retired the No.7 jersey for the fixture in memory of Tommy.

"We go down to Henson, it's going to be a big day down there," Ryan said.

"There will be a tribute to Tommy Raudonikis and talk of a massive crowd.

"It's a great opportunity to see where we are at after putting a couple of wins on the board and hopefully we get a lot of confidence out of it."

Round 6 NSW Cup team list