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Rookie Report: Jersey Flegg Cup team score comprehensive victory

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 competitions.

In Round 21, the NSW Cup side played the Mounties down in Sydney on Sunday.

The Jersey Flegg Cup team travelled down to Melbourne on Saturday to play the Victoria Thunderbolts.

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See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 26-28 Mounties

A late comeback from the NSW Cup side fell short against the Mounties on Sunday as the team went down by two points.

The Mounties raced out to score four early tries inside the opening 16 minutes before the Knights responded on the 21st minute mark.

Nicholas O'Meley powered his way to the line on the wing to get the Knights on the board.

Four minutes later, Luke Huth scored another trademark try out of dummy-half to bridge the deficit.

The Mounties took a 10-point lead into the break and would post the next points after half-time.

Trailing by 16, the Knights were next to score through Liam Wiscombe with 20 to play.

It was game on when Honeti Tuha made it to the try-line with 13 minutes remaining.

Chasing two tries in the final stages, Heath Gibbs managed to score a freakish try after two kicks found the outside back with a minute to play.

However, the comeback fell agonisingly short as the Mounties claimed the win.

The NSW Cup team remain in ninth spot with seven wins and 12 losses.

They will take on the North Sydney Bears this Sunday at North Sydney Oval.

Watch the highlights:

NSW Cup Highlights: Mounties v Knights Round 21

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 40-10 Thunderbolts

The Jersey Flegg Cup team have achieved a statement victory scoring 40 points over the Victoria Thunderbolts down in Melbourne on Saturday.

The Thunderbolts posted first points nine minutes into the fixture before Ethan Ferguson brought the Knights level three minutes later with an 80-metre runaway try.

It was all one way traffic from there as the Knights piled on the points in the first half.

Kurt Donoghoe stepped his way to the line while Jyris Glamuzina stormed through a hole to score two quickfire four-pointers.

Max Bradbury was on hand to score under the posts before Riley Jones raced away to score another runaway try off a scrum feed.

The Knights were on their way when Oryn Keeley burst through the line and found Chris Vea'ila in support to continue the onslaught just before half-time.

The team led 34-6 at the change of ends.

Fletcher Sharpe scored another four-pointer for the Knights, fifteen minutes after the break before the Thunderbolts scored a late consolation effort.

Having accumulated a huge lead, the Jersey Flegg Cup team would claim a dominant Round 21 victory away from home.

The team remains in second spot on the ladder and four points above third with their 13th win of the season.

Next round, the side will look forward to a massive top of the table clash against the Sydney Roosters at Waverley Oval, Sydney on Sunday.

Watch the highlights below:

Jersey Flegg Cup Highlights: Round 21