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The Knights defeated at the hands of the Bulldogs

The nib Newcastle Knights have gone down 24-10 to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Round 20 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.

The two Clubs celebrated Women in League Round with the Knights wearing the names of significant women in their lives on their jerseys.

The Bulldogs ran in four tries to the Knights two to take the two points.

In front of a crowd of 19,813 at McDonald Jones Stadium, the Bulldogs were quick out of the gates.

Former Knights winger, Jacob Kiraz, scored a three-minute double inside the opening 10 as the away team took an early 10-0 lead.

Enari Tuala brought the Knights back into the game 14 minutes later after a slick back-line down the left.

Tuala opens the Knights account

The Bulldogs quickly replied to extend their lead after Matt Burton and Josh Addo-Carr combined, with the latter finding Aaron Schoupp backing up on the inside.

As the half-time siren sounded, the away team were awarded a penalty in front of the sticks and Burton made it an 18-4 lead heading into the sheds.

Kiraz would have his hat-trick five minutes into the second half producing an acrobatic finish in the corner.

Looking to be next to score, the Knights had their second with Dominic Young on hand to post a try in his return game from injury.

The Knights sent waves of attacks at the Bulldogs, but couldn't cross the line as the travelling side held on for victory.

The team will look to return to winning ways when they travel down to play the Wests Tigers next round at Campbelltown Stadium.