The Broncos ran the Knights ragged to win 24-10 at Hunter Stadium in Round 3.
Alex Glenn opened the scoring in the fifth minute, charging onto a short ball and crashing over on the left edge, before Akuila Uate struck back for the Knights with 12 minutes gone. Justin Hodges streaked away for a 40-metre solo try in the 29th minute for a 12-4 scoreline, with the visitors taking the eight-point lead to the halftime sheds.
James McManus bridged the deficit to just two points with an incredible solo effort 14 minutes into the second half: the left winger fielded a cross-field bomb that angled over the Brisbane chasers, then sprinted 100 metres to score untouched.
However, tries to Gerard Beale (63rd minute) and Matt Gillett (69th minute) pushed the Broncos well clear, with a Corey Parker penalty goal with six minutes remaining rounding out the scoring.
Brisbane clawed out 1676 metres in their four-tries-to-two victory, with centre Hodges dominating with 202 metres. Matt Gillett made six tackle busts and two line-breaks.
The Knights were best served by McManus and second-rower Chris Houston who contributed 125 metres and 41 tackles.
Brisbane missed just 14 tackles all game, while Newcastle missed 34.