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Rookie Report: Jersey Flegg Cup side continue promising form

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

The two senior men's teams hosted the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at St Johns Oval, Charlestown while the NSW Women's Premiership side finished off the day with an encounter with the North Sydney Bears.

See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 16-20 Bulldogs

A late fightback from the NSW Cup side couldn't get them over the line against the Bulldogs as the away team took home a 4-point victory on Saturday.

Electric fullback, David Armstrong, opened the scoring for the Knights after a Simi Sasagi grubber found the fullback in space.

The Dogs replied five minutes later through Isaac Lumelume before Harry Hayes doubled their advantage with a second try only three minutes later.

Hayes would have his own double on the 24th minute mark as the Dogs stretched out to a 14-6 lead.

After half-time, the Knights were back in the contest when Dylan Lucas combined with Brayden Musgrove to score 12 minutes into the second half.

The Bulldogs would again counter with a four-pointer to stretch them to an eight-point lead.

Musgrove would post another try in the corner with 10 minutes remaining, however the Dogs would keep the Knights at bay to take the victory.

Playing at lock-forward, Simi Sasagi finished with two try-assists, 124 running metres and 26 tackles.

Dynamic centre, Lucas, also impressed with his try along with six tackle breaks and 139 running metres.

The Cup side currently sit in ninth position and will take on the Newtown Jets next start this Sunday ahead of the NRL fixture at McDonald Jones Stadium, with kick off at 1.05pm

Watch the highlights below:

Round 13 NSW Cup Highlights: Knights v Bulldogs

NSW Women's Premiership - Knights 6-18 Bears

The NSW Women's Premiership side went down by 12 points to the undefeated North Sydney Bears on Saturday.

Coming off the bye, the team were defeated four tries to one.

The Knights trailed by eight at the break before Shannon Evans reduced the margin to two with a four-pointer on the 57th minute mark.

However, the Bears would kick away scoring two tries in the final ten minutes.

Recently announced NRLW signings Hannah Southwell, Olivia Higgins, Tayla Predebon and Simone Karpani all featured for the Knights.

The women will be back at St Johns Oval this Saturday for a clash against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in Round 7.

The side currently sits in fourth on the ladder with three games remaining in the regular season.

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 28-22 Bulldogs

The Jersey Flegg Cup team have claimed back-to-back victories with a six-point win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

A back-and-forth contest for the majority, Thomas Cant's boot proved to the difference, kicking four out of five goals, with both teams scoring five tries each.

Harry Croker crossed early, while Keanu Wainohu-Kemp and Riley Jones both got over the line within four minutes.

The Dogs scored twice in the first half, going into the break with the Knights leading 16-14.

The Bulldogs scored first in the second half to take the lead, before the Knights rallied with tries to Brock Greacen and Cant to be back in front with 13 minutes to play.

Canterbury-Bankstown scored a late consolation with four minutes to play, but the Knights would hold onto their margin for victory.

The side secured their ninth win of the season with the result and sit in second position on the ladder.

The team will play the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks next Saturday at St Johns Oval, Charlestown.