A last-gasp try to Adam Clydsdale has put the Knights into the finals, ending the Dragons' tournament and sending Manly home winless with an amazing 20-17 win.
The Eels became the first team in the 2015 Auckland Nines with two wins, snatching a heart-stopping 21-15 victory over the Knights.
A hat-trick from flying young winger Jake Mamo helped the Newcastle Knights to a comfortable 18-7 win over the Dragons.
After getting his first chance to take on some of the best in the NRL at the Auckland Nines, Newcastle fullback Nathan Ross is chasing a first-grade call-up.
Former Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon has begun his football-related role with the Knights as he continues his recovery from a spinal injury.
Despite partially tearing his hamstring off the bone at last year's Auckland Nines, Knights playmaker Jarrod Mullen is set to tempt fate at the 2015 tournament.
The Newcastle Knights announced an 18-man Auckland Nines squad with 10 debutantes and Jarrod Mullen as captain.
He's captained his state and has received praise and criticism in equal measure throughout his career, but Kurt Gidley has one major goal left in the game.
With Jarrod Mullen pulling the strings and tackle-busting duo Dane Gagai and Joey Leilua starring in a quality backline, the Knights could be a surprise packet.
Newcastle centre Dane Gagai says a call-up to the Indigenous All Stars team would be a career highlight not only for himself but his entire family.