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Rookie Report: Cup side knock over ladder leaders

In this week's Rookie Report, we take a look at the nib Newcastle Knights pathways teams in the Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup.

The two senior men's teams hosted tough opposition in the Penrith Panthers at Maitland Sportsground on Sunday.

See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 36-26 Panthers

The NSW Cup side have scored a huge two points over ladder leaders, Penrith, claiming a 10-point win on Sunday.

Penrith had only lost one game out of nine to start the campaign and scored first through Christian Crichton.

The Knights posted their first points on the 18th minute mark through Ben Talty before Nicholas O'Meley and Brayden Musgrove extended the Knights lead with four-pointers of their own.

Crichton and Mavrik Geyer scored two quick tries for the away side just before the break to put the scores to 16-all at half-time.

Penrith again scored first after the stoppage, however Newcastle forced their way back into the lead.

Tries to Luke Huth and Honeti Tuha put the Knights back into the lead before David Armstrong and Jack Johns crossed the stripe to confirm a big win for the Cup side.

Penrith scored a late consolation on the full-time siren as the scores ended at 36-26 to the Knights.

The result boosts the Knights up to eighth spot on the ladder before they take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs next round.

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 26-12

The Jersey Flegg Cup side have secured another victory with a 14-point win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Having started positively scoring two tries in the first half through Liam Sutton and Harry Croker, the team also kept the Panthers to nil.

Ethan Ferguson and James Johnson scored a try each after the break to bolster the Knights lead out to 26-0 with 20 minutes to play.

Penrith would score two tries before full-time, but it wasn't enough as the Knights bounced back into the winner's circle.

The result is the side's sixth win from their last seven games and keeps them cemented in second spot on the ladder. 

Only two points behind leaders, the Sydney Roosters, the team will take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs next start in Round 13.