In this week's pathways report, we take a look at the nib Newcastle Knights pathways teams in the Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup and SG Ball Cup competitions.
Our Cup side kicked off their campaign across the Tasman this weekend against the Warriors while our SG Ball Cup team hosted the Warriors Under 19's side on home soil
See how each team fared:
NSW Cup - Knights 20-42 Warriors
In the opening game of the campaign, the NSW Cup side went down by 22 points in a high scoring affair at Navigation Home Stadium, Pukekohe in New Zealand.
The Warriors struck first on the second and seventh minute mark before Keanu Wainohu-Kemp got our first try of the season 13 minutes into the game.
A clever grubber kick from Adam Clune set up youngster Ryan Rivett for the Knights second only six minutes later.
NSW Cup: Round 1 Highlights
Shortly after, the Warriors posted their third try through Viliami Vailea while the Knights would also grab a third with David Armstrong crossing for his first of the season four minutes before the break.
The Knights would trail 18-16 at the change of ends.
The New Zealand outfit would again start fast, claiming another two quick-fire tries to extend their lead early in the second half.
Dylan Lucas showcased his speed and footwork to give the Knights a chance with 20 minutes to play, however the Warriors would post another two tries before full-time to secure the two points.
The team will look to earn their first win of the season when they tackle the Western Suburbs Magpies in Round 2 next Sunday at Leichhardt Oval.
SG Ball Cup - Knights 40-18 Warriors
Our SG Ball Cup side made it three wins on the bounce with a 22 point win over the Warriors at St Johns Oval, Charlestown on Sunday.
Jarome Falemoe posted first points for the red and blue before the Warriors responded on the 12th minute mark.
Minutes later, the Knights would have a second through Ethan Ferguson on the 18th minute mark, with the powerful centre showing his strength close to the line.
SG Ball: Round 5 Highlights
The Warriors hit back four minutes after, however the Knights would click into gear either side of half-time.
Jye Linnane streaked away under the posts for the Knights third before Jayden Harris scored in the 32nd minute to extend the lead.
Captain Myles Martin crashed over under the sticks for the Knights fifth after half-time while 12 minutes later, Elijah Salesa leaumoana burst through a hole to score and keep the ball rolling for Newcastle.
With two minutes to play, Kyle Colburn completed the performance with a late try while Ethan Ferguson kicked six goals out of seven as the Knights recorded another strong victory.
The side climbed to second on the ladder with the result and will take on the Western Suburbs Magpies next start at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.