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Knights claim third straight victory with win over the Tigers

The nib Newcastle Knights have defeated the Wests Tigers 20-14 at Scully Park, Tamworth on Saturday afternoon.

Another strong defensive outing matched by some powerful attack from the likes of Bradman Best scored the two points out west for Newcastle.

The result is the third win on the bounce for the red and blue ahead of a trip to play the Gold Coast Titans next Saturday at Magic Round.


1st min - The match kicked off in wet conditions out in the north-west.

15th min - The Tigers posted first points when Isaiah Papali'i crashed over.

Jayden Sullivan broke through the Knights defence before offloading to the second-row forward.

Gamble nails the 40/20

25th min - Tigers fullback Jahreem Bula was sent to the sin-bin following a professional foul on Dylan Lucas following a Knights line break.

27th min - The Knights would take advantage of the extra number scoring their first of the afternoon.

Following a scrum win, David Armstrong found some space and found an unmarked Greg Marzhew to bridge the deficit.

Marzhew and Armstrong combine

39th min - On the stroke of half-time, the Knights took the lead.

A pinpoint Dane Gagai kick sat up for Enari Tuala in the corner for the Knights second of the afternoon.

Tuala on the bell

40th min - The side took an 8-6 lead into the sheds.

43rd min - Newcastle extended their lead after the break with a brilliant try involving Armstrong and Bradman Best.

Best found open pasture and showed his speed to draw in the Tigers fullback to send Davy to the try-line.

Brilliance from Bradman sends Armstrong over

52nd min - The Tigers hit back with Papali'i crashing through for his second to reduce the score to 14-10 to the way of the Knights.

63rd min - Bradman Best was having an outstanding game and continued the performance with a powerful try.

The centre proved too strong for the Tigers defence to post the Knights fourth.

Best too strong

73rd min - Daniel Saifiti was sent to the sin-bin for a shoulder charge.

78th min - Brent Naden scored a late try for the Tigers to bridge the deficit to six.

80th min - The Knights would hold on to claim a six-point win in Tamworth.


The Knights will return to Magic Round taking on the Gold Coast Titans next Saturday at Suncorp Stadium.