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Live NRL: BANG, BANG — quickfire Knights double burns Tigers and sets up a thriller

Newcastle is celebrating the 300th NRL game of halfback Mitchell Pearce, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at how the side is playing at Hunter Stadium.
Newcastle is celebrating the 300th NRL game of halfback Mitchell Pearce, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at how the side is playing at Hunter Stadium.

The Knights had six errors inside the opening 21 minutes and directly handed Wests Tigers two tries to trail 12-4 midway through the first half.

It was 8-12 to the Tigers at half time and they were first to score in the second half, too, when young forward Stefano Utoikamanu waltzed through some lazy Knights defence and it was 8-18.

A try to milestone man Pearce made it 14-18 withy 15 minutes left.

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Then Tyson Frizell was on the end of a break and scored to put the home side in front.

Then another shocking error from Gehamat Shibasaki handed the Tigers a try through David Nofoaluma and they were back in front.

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MATCH CENTRE: Knights vs Tigers live score, updates, video

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Ref howler as Tiger saves 40/20

Ref howler as Tiger saves 40/20

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TEAMS

Knights team: 1. Tex Hoy 18. Gehamat Shibasaki 20. Dominic Young 3. Enari Tuala 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 14. Sauaso Sue 13. Connor Watson 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones

Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. James Roberts 5. Asu Kepaoa 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Joe Ofahengaue 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Stefano Utoikamanu 17. Moses Mbye

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