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Rookie Report: Jersey Flegg Cup side continue strong run

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.

The two senior men's teams took on the Canberra Raiders pathways teams over the weekend.

The NSW Cup side played in a curtain-raiser before the NRL and NRLW fixtures at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Jersey Flegg Cup team played host to the Raiders at No.2 Sports Ground.

See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 12-26 Raiders

The NSW Cup team went down by 14 points to the Raiders at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.

The Knights were on the board first when Hymel Hunt dived over after a quick raid down the right edge.

Six minutes later, the Raiders hit back on their right-side.

Newcastle regained the lead when Brayden Musgrove impressively got on the end of a Chris Randall kick in the in-goal 21 minutes into the contest.

Just before the break, Josh Allen and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad scored for the away team to take an advantage into the break.

The Raiders extended their lead six minutes into the second half through James Schiller before Joshua James notched the Raiders fifth on the 53rd minute mark.

Canberra held onto their lead with Musgrove scoring a late consolation try to reduce the margin.

The Knights sit in 10th in the reserve grade competition with one game remaining in the regular season.

Watch the highlights:

NSW Cup Highlights: Knights v Raiders Round 23

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 32-30 Raiders

The Jersey Flegg Cup team have made it four wins on the bounce with a two-point victory over the Raiders.

In a back-and-forth contest, the Raiders scored first at No.2 Sports Ground on Saturday before Fletcher Sharpe and Kurt Donoghoe put the Knights in front with tries four minutes apart.

Canberra regained the lead with two quick fire tries 20 minutes into the game however Sharpe would score his second of the game to level the scores on the 33rd minute mark.

In the second half, James Johnson and Tom Cant posted four-pointers to put the Knights out to a 10-point lead.

A Max Bradbury try with 15 minutes to play stretched the Knights advantage out to a 32-18 lead.

The Raiders would post two tries before time to set up a thrilling finish, but the Knights would hold on for a fourth consecutive win.

The result wraps up second spot for Newcastle, equal on points with the Sydney Roosters, although behind on points differential.

Heading into the final game of the season this weekend, if the Knights win and the Roosters lose, the red and blue will take out the minor premiership.