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Finals secured: NRLW side make it six straight with strong win over the Roosters

The nib Newcastle Knights NRLW side have defeated the Sydney Roosters 20-4 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

A defensive masterclass mixed in with some attacking brilliance paved the way to victory for the red and blue to make it six wins in a row.

The four tries to one win also lifts the squad into top spot on the competition ladder and assures the team of a finals finish.


1st min - The match kicked off in front of just over 3,500 Members and supporters at McDonald Jones Stadium.

24th min - The match was a grind in the opening stages before the game sprung to life courtesy of our superstar fullback Tamika Upton.

The Queensland representative pounced into the attack with a kick and chase before regaining the ball to score a brilliant individual try.

Individual brilliance from Upton

33rd min - Just before half-time, the Roosters hit back through fullback Corbin Baxter.

35th min - The two sides went into the break all square at 4-4.

40th min - The Knights were back in front when Upton and Yasmin Clydsdale combined.

The fullback hit the forward with a short ball to send Clydsdale through the line, with the Origin representative returning the favour to send Upton over under the posts.

Clydsdale and Upton combine

46th min - Newcastle extended their lead when Jasmin Strange scored against her former Club.

A quick move to the left had the winger diving in for her third try of the season.

Strange runs in

62nd min - Looking to ice the game, Jesse Southwell wouldn't be denied.

The No.7 broke out of a tackle before executing two steps and powering over the line to secure the points for the red and blue.

Sensational from Southwell

70th min - The Knights would finish 20-4 victors to climb to the top of the NRLW ladder with one round remaining.


The Knights will travel to Campbelltown Sports Stadium next Thursday night to take on the Wests Tigers with a win would secure the minor premiership and a home semi-final.