Rugby League

Raiders v Knights

Reece Robinson of the Raiders runs the ball during the round three NRL match against St George Illawarra Dragons on March 24.
Reece Robinson of the Raiders runs the ball during the round three NRL match against St George Illawarra Dragons on March 24. Photo: Stefan Postles

Well that's all from tonight's game. A solid win for the Knights who are now equal second, but a disappointing one for the Raiders. We'll catch you next time.

FULLTIME: The Knights produced a dominant second half to record their third win of the season, beating the Raiders 28-12. Trailing 12-10 at the break, the Knights scored three unanswered tries, with prop Adam Cuthbertson getting a double. The Raiders are now 1-3 and desperately need to bounce back against the Roosters next Sunday at Canberra Stadium. Jack Wighton didn't finish the game with a wrist injury, while Knights skipper Kurt Gidley didn't play in the second half with concussion.

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GOAL: Roberts converts, but it's all academic from here on in. Knights 28; Raiders 12

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TRY: Better buy a lotto ticket - Adam Cuthbertson's scored a double! No-one can't believe it, the ''time him with a sun dial'' prop scoots past Joel Edwards to seal the game for the Knights. Knights 26; Raiders 12

This one's over. Shaun Berrigan fumbles a play the ball to give the Knights the ball back. A terrible mistake in an ordinary team performance.

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Another composed kick from the Knights to force an extra set. Not much the Raiders could do about that as six Knights pounced on Jarrod Croker in his own-goal. But the Raiders get a break when Uate knocks on a loose ball 20m out with an open tryline.

Wooshka! Tackling machine Shaun Fensom cops a Josh McCrone fair in the head in the one of the best falcons you'd see. Fensom's had a fair game - more than 50 tackles and a few offloads to boot.

A pivotal moment in this game, the video ref called on to see if Joel Thompson has grounded the ball in the left corner. He's lost control of it in attempting to ground the ball, planting it on the foot of McKinnon. The red light flashes and the Knights hang on.

Jack Wighton is off for the Raiders with a wrist injury. Joel Thompson moves to the centres, shifting Jarrod Croker to the left wing where Wighton was.

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GOAL: Roberts converts. The Knights can win it here in the next five minutes if they can continue to dominate field position. Knights 22; Raiders 12

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TRY: Twisting and turning, big Adam Cuthbertson barges his way over the line to extend the Knights' lead. It's his first try since 2011, a just reward for a powerful effort up the middle tonight. Knights 20; Raiders 12 KTC

Knights getting in the grind, not making any errors and pinning the Raiders within their own 20m on kick returns. It's not pretty or overly exciting, but exactly the way you want to play with the lead.

The Raiders falling back into old habits with simple errors. This time it's McCrone pushing the pass to take the pressure off the Knights.

Jack Wighton staying on the field for now after appearing to injury his wrist.

As soon as I give Robinson a wrap, he sprays a kick-off out on the full. It's all the Knights now, massive momemtum behind them with the home crowd.

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GOAL: Roberts takes over the kicking duties with Gidley on the sidelines. Roberts converts. Knights 16; Raiders 12

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TRY: But not as impressive as Tyrone Roberts, the fill-in Knights half slicing his way past Josh Papalii for his second try of the season. Papalii's looking one way, Roberts goes the other and the Knights are back in the lead. Knights 14; Raiders 12 KTC

Four Raiders combine to stop Alex McKinnon from planting the ball over the try-line. Geez, McKinnon's looking good in the centres.

With Josh Dugan still clubless, Reece Robinson continues to stake his claim as the Raiders' long-term fullback with a great piece of stepping to evade several defenders. Robinson hasn't missed a beat in the No 1 jersey.

This shoulder charge rule is an absolute joke. How there wasn't a penalty against Buderus for his hit on Ferguson, I've got no idea. Willie Mason comes over the top and smashes Ferguson to spark a bit of aggro between the two teams.

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