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Pathways Report: Knights downed at home

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 Jersey Flegg Cup competitions.

Our NSW Cup side hosted the Sydney Roosters at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon while the Jersey Flegg Cup team played the Melbourne Storm at Cessnock Sportsground.

See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 12-36 Roosters

The NSW Cup squad has gone down by 18 points to the Roosters on Saturday at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Laitia Moceidreke opened the scoring for the red and blue six minutes into the match before the Roosters responded four minutes later.

The away side scored two more tries to extend their lead shortly after. 

The Knights had their second through Keanu Wainohu-Kemp on the 23rd minute mark before Chris Vea'ila crossed the stripe five minutes after as Newcastle trailed 16-12 at the break.

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The Roosters would kick clear in the second half notching another four tries to take the two points.

After the recent result, the Knights slip back to 13th on the ladder with three wins and 11 losses for the campaign.

They will be back in action this Saturday taking on the Penrith Panthers before the NRL main game at BlueBet Stadium, Penrith.

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 16-42 Storm

The Jersey Flegg Cup side were defeated by the Melbourne Storm on Saturday afternoon at Cessnock Sportsground.

Liam Sutton scored in the first minute for the Knights while Luke Pietzner also crossed the stripe in the opening half.

The Storm would run in five first half tries to take a 30-12 lead into the break.

A Jye Linnane try was the sole points for the Knights in the second half as Melbourne crossed for another two to secure the victory.

Sitting in seventh spot on the ladder, the squad has five wins and eight defeats after 13 games.

The team will also return to the park against Penrith this Saturday in a triple-header at BlueBet Stadium.