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Stats Breakdown: Where the Dogs game was won

For all the stats fanatics out there, this one is for you!

The last start win over the Bulldogs has heavily increased the nib Newcastle Knights' chances of finishing in the top eight.

The result also marked four wins on the trot which is a team-first since Adam O'Brien took charge in 2020.

The result puts the Knights four points above their nearest competitor in the race for the final two top eight spots.

Here is a look at the key stats from the Bulldogs victory:


The Knights had a total of 56 per cent possession in their favour.

The team also spent 31 minutes and 32 seconds with the ball in hand compared to the Bulldogs 24 minutes and 47 seconds.

Newcastle completed their sets to a high percentage with an 84 per cent completion rate makingĀ 37 out of 44 sets.


The Knights just got over the line against the fast finishing Bulldogs, although dominated the key areas of attack.

The side ran for exactly 2,000 metres compared to the Bulldogs 1,356.

The red and blue also had four line breaks in comparison to the Dogs one while made 22 tackle breaks to the Bulldogs 11.


The Knights made 47 less tackles than the Bulldogs with a tackle efficiency of 92.5 per cent.

The side missed 11 tackles compared to the Bulldogs 22.

The team also limited the Bulldogs to only 89 kick return metres.


A few individuals stood out in the must-win game.

David Klemmer totalled 223 run metres from 20 runs including a whopping 110 post contact metres.

Jake Clifford also had one of his best games in Knights colours since joining mid season, scoring a try combined with two try-assists and two line breaks.

Mitch Barnett continues to deliver for the Knights and was instrumental in the win. Barnett set up one try, made 33 tackles and had two offloads.