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Top-of-the-table Newcastle handed the Vodafone Junior Warriors their heaviest defeat of the season as they put together a nine-tries-to-one 54-6 win in today’s Jersey Flegg Cup match in Cessnock.

The Knights race to a 30-6 lead at halftime and barely relented in the second half.

Showing some changes to their line-up, the Vodafone Junior Warriors snared their only try of the day early in the second half before the home side surged further ahead.

 

MATCH DETAILS

At Cessnock Sports Ground, Cessnock

Newcastle Knights 54 (Starford To’a 2, Luke Huth 2, Matthew Cooper 2, Ofa Manuofetoa, Tex Hoy, Brandon Russell tries; Kurtis Dark 9 conversions).

Vodafone Junior Warriors 6 (Paul Turner try; Chanel Harris-Tavita conversion).

Halftime: 30-0 Knights.

Referee: Cameron Turner.

Vodafone Junior Warriors | Kayal Iro; Harley Maynard, Patrick Elia, Elijah Sufia, Edward Kosi; Chanel Harris-Tavita, Paul Turner; Preston Riki, Lewis Sio, Wesley Veikoso; Tayhler Paora, Tyler Slade (c); Soane Hufanga. Interchange: Mathew Palu, Phillip Makatoa, Eiden Ackland, Lotu Inisi.

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