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Rookie Report: Incredible debut and continual performers

The Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup players continue to go from strength-to-strength.

The young nib Newcastle Knights posted back-to-back wins on Saturday with a 22-8 victory over Newtown.

The result puts the side into the top four for the first time this season and coach Andrew Ryan heaped praise on his squad.

"It was a really good performance," Ryan said.

"It was tight for the majority of the game and we hung in.

"We had a guy put in the bin late in the game so it was pleasing to hold them out."

NSW Cup side score win to rise into top four

The squad continues to impress while a number of key individuals had a instrumental role in the result.

Cooper Jenkins made his debut for the team in the win over Newtown and scored the fourth and pivotal try.

Jenkins picked up the coaches award while the player's player went to Harry van Dartel.

Harry made a team-high 176 running metres from fullback, three tackle breaks and one try assist in a strong performance.

Zac Hosking also drew praise for his continual efforts for the team having made 142 running metres, including two line breaks, three offloads and 32 tackles and only one missed.

"Harry van Dartel played fullback for us and did a great job," coach Ryan said.

"He set up a try and was always in the game.

"Jenkins got the coaches award, it was his first game of the year making his debut.

"Normally an edge back rower but played in the centres and put in a very solid performance.

"Daniel Ticehurst started the game for us and got us off to a very good start.

"I say these guys every week but Mat Croker, Zac Hosking and Luke Huth turn up with a great attitude and keep delivering for us."

The side has the bye in the next round ahead of a tough run of fixtures coming up against the Sea Eagles, Eels and Rabbitohs.

"The last four or five weeks have been very pleasing," Ryan said.

"With the exception of the North Sydney Bears game, we've had some good performances and the team is certainly ripping in for each other.

"(The bye) it comes at a really good time for us to be able to go away and freshen up.

"And then we'll come back for a big, strong finish to the end of the year."