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Pathways Report: NSW Cup side earn first points

In this week's pathways 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, Jersey Flegg Cup, UNE SG Ball Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup and UNE Harold Matthews Cup competitions.

The NSW Cup team and Jersey Flegg team took on the St George Illawarra Dragons at Ron Costello Oval, Shellharbour on Saturday.

Meanwhile, our Junior Reps side and NSW Women's Premiership team played the St George Illawarra pathways sides at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney on Saturday.

See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 30-10 Dragons

The NSW Cup team have picked up their first two points of the season with a 20-point win over the Dragons on Saturday.

Ben Talty had the Knights on the board early spinning his way through the Dragons defence to score in the fifth minute.

The Red V hit back six minutes later to level the scores.

Newcastle kicked into gear posting another three tries before half-time.

NSW Cup: Round 3 Highlights

Enari Tuala linked up with Greg Marzhew for the Knights second on the 19th minute mark before Marzhew ran in for a try of his own five minutes later.

Ahead in the match and with two minutes remaining in the first half, the team would score a try of the year contender.

Halfback, Liam Sutton chipped over the top to find flying winger David Armstrong, who sprinted down the sideline before finding Oryn Keeley on the inside.

The forward then offloaded to Floyd Tighe, who stepped his way to the line to score the Knights fourth and a stunning team try.

Leading 22-6 at the break, the Cup team would go on with the job in the second-half only letting in the one try and scoring one through Chris Slater-Raptis.

After three rounds, the side sits in eighth spot ahead of their next game, back at home against the Raiders this Sunday.

NSW Women's Premiership - Knights 30-4 St George

The NSW Women's Premiership team have made it back-to-back victories with a 26-point win over St George on Saturday.

The side led from start to finish posting three tries in the first 10 minutes through Tayla Montgomery, Taylah Gray and Kasey Gaukroger.

St George would cross for a four-pointer on the 15th minute mark, before Terri-Lee Van Wyk posted the Knights fourth shortly after.

NSW Women's Premiership: Round 7 Highlights

Ahead 18-4 at half-time, the Knights would hold St George to nil in the second half.

NRLW premiership winners Yasmin Clydsdale, Olivia Higgins and Shanice Parker all got their name on the scoresheet before full-time to confirm the two points.

The result sees the squad move up to sixth spot on the ladder after seven rounds.

They will take on the Central Coast Roosters next Monday at Cessnock Sports Ground.

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 26-30 Dragons

The Jersey Flegg Cup team have narrowly gone down by four points to the Dragons on Saturday.

A late Dragons try with two minutes remaining sunk the Knights after a brilliant second-half comeback from the red and blue.

Chris Vea'ila had the Knights on the board early with a try inside two minutes.

The Dragons would respond four minutes later and crossed the stripe for another three tries in the first half to take a 24-4 lead into the break.

With a mountain to climb, the Knights clawed their back with Jahoiyakim Afoa scoring four minutes into the second half.

Jersey Flegg: Round 3 Highlights

Lachlan Williams made his way over for the Knights third, before Logan Jones had the team to within four when he scored on the 50th minute mark.

The comeback was on when Harry Reid barged over to put the Knights in front with 12 minutes to play.

However, the Dragons' Benjamin Johnson scored with two minutes to play to take the two points for the home side.

The Jersey Flegg team will look to post their first win when they return home this Sunday in a triple-header at McDonald Jones Stadium, taking on the Raiders.

SG Ball Cup - Knights 30-6 Dragons

Having played out a thrilling 32-all draw last start, the SG Ball team returned to winning ways with a 24-point win over the Dragons on Saturday.

Taj Blackman scored the Knights first after a well-worked move off a scrum win before Caleb Garvie stormed through a hole for the team's second.

Having keptthe Dragons scoreless in the first half, Ethan Ferguson proved too strong close to the line five minutes into the second half.

Elijah Salesa leaumoana crossed over for the Knights fourth try five minutes later before forward Cooper Bigeni scored with nine minutes to play.

SG Ball: Round 7 Highlights

The Dragons would post a try on the 56th minute mark, but the Knights proved too strong running away with the two points.

Ferguson kicked five from five with the boot as the Knights would claim the 24-point win.

The result keeps the red and blue in fourth spot after seven rounds with two games remaining in the regular season.

Tarsha Gale Cup - Knights 36-4 Dragons

Our Tarsha Gale Cup team continue to build momentum heading into the back end of the season with a 32-point win over the Dragons on Saturday.

Lilly McNamara dived over for the Knights first, five minutes into the fixture before Charlotte Barwick proved too fast to score off a scrum-win close to the Dragons line.

The Red V would have their own four-pointer after 24 minutes, while Newcastle quickly responded with a third try through Lilly-Ann White.

The Knights produced a strong second half performance to close out the game running in four more tries.

Tarsha Gale Cup: Round 7 Highlights

McNamara and Barwick both crossed for doubles, including an 85-metre solo special from Barwick, while Evie Jones and Leah Ollerton added their names to the scoresheet.

The result is the team's third straight victory and keeps them in third spot on the ladder, two points behind first with two games to play in the competition.

Harold Matthews Cup - Knights 20-4 Dragons

The Harold Matthews Cup team have also made it back-to-back wins with a 16-point victory over the Dragons.

Ahead 10-4 at the break courtesy of tries to Connor Votano and a scintillating team-try to Haami Loza, the team would keep the Dragons scoreless in the second half.

Harold Matthews: Round 7 Highlights

Ethan Jarmain added the Knights third two minutes after half-time while Votano claimed his second with seven minutes to play.

The squad moved up to fifth spot on the ladder with the victory with two games remaining in the regular season.