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Rookie Report: Clean sweep across the grades

In this week's Rookie Report, we take a look at the nib Newcastle Knights pathways teams in the Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup, Jersey Flegg Cup, SG Ball Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup and Harold Matthews Cup competitions.

All five grades secured wins across a successful round of football in the most recent rounds.

The NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg teams travelled down to Wyong to take on the Western Suburbs Magpies and Wests Tigers respectively on Monday.

For the junior rep sides, they took on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground last Saturday.

See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 30-4 Magpies

The NSW Cup earned their first win of the campaign with a dominant 26-point win over the Western Suburbs Magpies at Morry Breen Oval, Wyong in Round 2.

The side got off to a fast start with McKenzie Baker and Dylan Lucas scoring inside the first 10 minutes.

Knights winger, Edrick Lee, made a triumphant return to the field after an extended injury lay-off to set-up the try for Lucas.

Seven minutes later, dummy-half, Liam Wilkinson, grubbered for himself and scored to take the lead out to 16-0.

After the break, the Magpies reduced the deficit with a try to Junior Pauga.

Newcastle then produced a powerful finish to the game with Brayden Musgrove, Wyatt Shaw and Floyd Tighe crossing the stripe to seal an emphatic win.

The side sit in fifth after two games and will head down to Penrith to take on the Panthers in Round 3 this Sunday.

NSW Cup Highlights: Knights v Magpies Round 2

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 22-10 Tigers

The Jersey Flegg side also opened their account for the season with a 12-point win over the Wests Tigers on Monday.

The Tigers scored first before the Knights responded just on the stroke of half-time through Kobe Rugless, who provided a driving run close to the line to get across the stripe.

James Johnson scored the Knights second three minutes into the second half after a great short ball from Chris Vea'ila set-up the centre.

The Tigers hit-back on the 51st minute mark with winger, Junior Tupou, scoring in the corner.

With the match evenly poised, the Knights rallied late scoring two tries in the final ten minutes through Cooper Jenkins and Rugless.

The Flegg side will take on the Penrith Panthers next Sunday at BlueBet Stadium.

Jersey Flegg Cup: Round 2 Highlights

SG Ball Cup - Knights 22-20 Bulldogs

The SG Ball side secured a last-gasp 22-20 win over the Bulldogs last Saturday.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring first three minutes into the game before Ethan Ferguson scored the Knights first.

Newcastle had their second when Mitch Henderson dove over close to the line 28 minutes in.

The Knights took a 10-6 lead into the break before Jordi Mazzone replied with a try for the Dogs.

The home side scored a consecutive try soon after to move 10 points clear.

With 10 minutes remaining, the Knights staged a comeback with Luke Pietzner crossing for the Knights third.

Needing a try to win, Noah Nailagoliva provided the spark and made his way over from dummy-half to cue scenes of jubilation for the young Knights.

Liam Sutton converted the goal to give the Knights the lead and a gutsy two points.

The SG Ball side currently sit in second after six rounds and will next take on the St George Illawarra Dragons on April 3rd.

SG Ball Cup: Round 6 Highlights

Tarsha Gale Cup - Knights 34-6 Bulldogs

The Tarsha Gale Cup scored another impressive win with a 28-point drubbing of the Bulldogs.

The Knights ran in six tries to the Bulldogs one in a strong performance in Round 6.

Newcastle ran in three tries in the opening half through Jules Kirkpatrick, Mercydes Metcalf and Sophie Clancy.

The Dogs scored one of their own after the break, but the Knights would go on with the job scoring another three tries courtesy of Kasey Gaukroger, Mia Middleton and Jesse Southwell.

Southwell kicked five out of six goals to cement a dominant two points.

The Tarsha Gale Cup side currently sit in fifth spot after six rounds and will take on the Dragons in the next round on April 3rd.

Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup: Round 6 Highlights

Harold Matthews Cup - Knights 30-16 Bulldogs

The Harold Matthews Cup side picked up their first win of the season with a 14-point win over the Bulldogs.

The team ran in six tries to the Bulldogs three last Saturday to kickstart their campaign.

The side were off to the perfect start when Zeek Faulkner nabbed a four-pointer in the first minute.

The Dogs hit-back six minutes later and had their second within the opening 15 minutes.

Jermaine McEwan brought the Knights back to within two before the team regained the lead through Navren Tillett before the break.

Tillett scored his second of the afternoon soon after the start of the second half before Jye Linnane bolstered the Knights lead with another try six minutes later.

The Bulldogs scored a consolation try on the 53rd minute mark.

Beau Stade then cemented the victory with a barnstorming try 13 minutes from full-time.

The win is the first two points of the season for the team ahead of their clash with the Dragons next round on April 3rd.

Harold Matthews Cup: Round 6 Highlights