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Knights suffer Indigenous Round defeat to the Sharks

The nib Newcastle Knights have gone down 26-6 to the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in Round 12 at C.Ex Coffs International Stadium on Saturday.

Celebrating Indigenous Round, both teams proudly wore their Indigenous jerseys in Newcastle's first NRL game played in Coffs Harbour.

The Sharks proved too strong running in four tries to one as the Knights turn their attention to Round 13.


1st min - Former Knight and proud Indigenous man Ash Gordon led the Knights onto the field for Indigenous Round.

6th min - The Sharks would open the scoring through fullback William Kennedy.

19th min - Forced off early with a head knock, Kalyn Ponga returned to the field and was immediately in the action.

The five-eighth hit the short side before finding Bradman Best, who offloaded back to KP just before hitting the ground as Ponga ran in for our first of the game.

Ponga levels it up

26th min - The Sharks regained the lead as Ronald Mulitalo ran into the corner for their second of the game.

40th min - The Knights couldn't crack the Sharks defence in the latter stages of the first half as Cronulla took a 12-6 lead into the sheds.

45th min - Cronulla extended their lead as Connor Tracey dove in for their third of the afternoon.

69th min - Royce Hunt crashed over for the home side sealing the result for Cronulla.


The Knights are back at McDonald Jones Stadium next round taking on arch-rivals, Manly Sea Eagles, next Sunday.