Rugby League

Wests Tigers

Knight heavily beaten in 'Spoon Bowl'

Familiar feeling: Knights players after one of the Tigers' many tries.

The Wests Tigers insist they didn't think about trying to avoid their first wooden spoon since becoming a merged club before beating Newcastle 33-12 on Sunday.

House of Hayne: Jarryd jump starts Titans at Campbelltown ... again

Happy homecoming: Hayne starred at 'his house' once again.

Don't look now Tigers fans, but the Spoon Off awaits. That dreaded clash still two months from the end of the regular season where the winner has a better chance of avoiding the inanimate wooden utensil the butt of many a sporting joke. And they can thank Jarryd Hayne for that.

Mortimer emerges from NRL wilderness to star in Sharks win

Great escape: Jayson Bukuya and the Sharks celebrate a miraculous win.

One-time Parramatta poster boy Daniel Mortimer emerged from the NRL wilderness to lead the Sharks to a last-gasp win over a patched-up Tigers, who plunged to the NRL cellar after a dramatic loss at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday night.