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Knights notch back-to-back wins with victory over the Tigers

The nib Newcastle Knights have defeated the Wests Tigers 34-18 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night.

In KP's 100th game for the Club, the side ran in seven tries to the Tigers three to record their second win on the bounce.

The result keeps the side in the hunt for a finals spot sitting one point outside of the top eight.


1st min - The match kicked off at McDonald Jones Stadium in front of 18,470 Members and supporters at the home of the Knights.

5th min - The Knights were on the board first with Greg Marzhew opening the team's account.

An attacking raid down the left side had the winger diving in for his 12th try of the campaign.

Marzhew opens the scoring

9th min - Fresh off a sensational Origin debut for NSW, Bradman Best was quick to jump into action.

Best got his name on the scoresheet finding space to score after another left-side attack. Kalyn Ponga picked up his second try-assist.

Best backs up in style

12th min - The Knights were rolling when Dom Young had our third try of the night.

This time down the right hand side, Young raced into the corner following quick hands for his 17th of the season.

Young joins the fun

25th min - Newcastle extended their lead out to 18 points after the opening 25 minutes with Daniel Saifiti proving too strong close to the line.

The front-row forward bulldozed his way over the stripe for his first four-pointer of the year.

Saifiti crashes over

30th min - The Wests Tigers reduced the deficit when Jahreem Bula got over the try-line.

36th min - Greg Marzhew almost had his second of the game but was held up over the line by the Tigers cover defence.

37th min - The away side pegged the margin back to six with Apisai Koroisau jumping on a loose ball in the in-goal.

39th min - The Knights took a 18-12 lead into the break.

43rd min - The red and blue were reduced to 12 when Jack Hetherington was sent to the sin-bin.

45th min - Ponga extended our advantage scoring in game 100.

The fullback produced his trademark step to cut open the Tigers defence and post the side's fifth of the night.

Ponga scores in game 100

51st min - The Tigers would claw their way back with Bula streaking away for his second of the night after an Isaiah Papali'i line-break.

55th min - Dom Young grabbed his second of the night to move the Knights back out to a 10-point lead.

Kalyn had his third try-assist of the game setting up the winger in the corner.

Double for Dom

73rd min - Tyson Gamble secured the two points scoring the Knights seventh of the game.

Young sprinted into the back-field finding the five-eighth in support to streak away under the posts.

Gamble takes the Knights clear

80th min - The match finished 34-18 to the Knights


The Knights will return home on July 22 to take on the Melbourne Storm at McDonald Jones Stadium