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 Dragons have finished strongly to beat the impressive Eels on the back of another piece of Eto Nabuli magic, ending Manly's tournament in the process.
Improved attack is on the wish list for both the Kiwi Ferns and Australian Jillaroos, heading into their second and third matches at the NRL Auckland Nines.
The Sharks, Sandow and surprise packets were the order of the day for Saturday's action at the NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park.
They didn't quite live up to Freddy's famous intercept try, but this year's batch of retired legends still whisked us down memory lane at the Auckland Nines.
The Sharks, Wests Tigers and Eels are the surprise packets after an outstanding opening day of the 2015 Dick Smith Auckland Nines.
The Sharks have thrashed the Brisbane Broncos 31-4, thanks to try-scoring doubles from Blake Ayshford, Jack Bird and Sami Sauiluma.
The Roosters have claimed their second narrow victory of the 2015 Auckland Nines, edging out the Bulldogs 10-6 in a game where defence held sway.
A stunning late Canberra comeback, including two tries inside the final minute, have stunned the Warriors with a 23-19 win.
The Wests Tigers smashed the Titans in the day's biggest blowout 26-0 to all but end the Gold Coast's chances in the tournament.