Last Time Played: Sea Eagles v Knights
The Knights were shock 32-6 winners over the sluggish Sea Eagles at Hunter Stadium in Round 19.
Newcastle raced to a 10-nil lead at halftime courtesy of tries to Akuila Uate (6th minute) and Tyrone Roberts (37th minute) and returned with even more venom after the break, with James McManus and Dane Gagai crossing to propel the side to a blistering 22-nil advantage with 22 minutes remaining.
Manly prop Brent Kite prevented an embarrassing whitewash when he supported a Jamie Lyon bust to cross for a 22-6 scoreline in the 58th minute.
However, wingers McManus and Uate bagged their second tries of the night in rapid succession in the 72nd and 75th minutes to round out the misery of Sea Eagles fans.
It was a somewhat surprising result given the statistics – Newcastle fell off 47 tackles to Manly’s 41, while Manly made a whopping 22 offloads but could manage just three line busts (Newcastle made five).