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NSW CUP KNIGHTS GO DOWN TO WESTS MAGPIES

There’s still one sleep until the Knights NRL side is back on the field. Today, it was all about reserve-grade. Although it wasn’t good news, Newcastle losing to Wests Magpies 34-22, despite racing out to an early 16-nil lead. An error-riddled second-half opened the door for the Magpies And Newcastle blew some late opportunities to level the score.

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ROOS DECIDE TO CUT TIES WITH ROOSTERS

There’s concerns for the future of rugby league on the Central Coast tonight, after the board of the Wyong Roos voted to cut all ties with the Sydney Roosters. It’s been reported that the decision is motivated by finances, with the Roos forced to pay an annual six-figure sum to keep the partnership afloat. The intention is to redirect those funds in the sport’s grassroots.

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KNIGHTS NSW CUP SIDE KNOCKED OUT OF THE FINALS

The season is officially over for the Newcastle Knights, with their New South Wales Cup side losing to the Warriors in last night’s semi-final. Despite question marks over the opening try, New Zealand took a 12-nil lead into the break. The Warriors’ dominance continued in the second half, with the side going on to win 30 to six. The one bright spot for Newcastle came in the 76th minute, when Curtis Naughton scored on debut.

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JAKE MAMO LEFT CONCUSSED AFTER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Ipswich player Billy McConnachie has copped a grade two contrary conduct charge, for his hit on the Knights’ Jake Mamo in the State Championship clash in Sydney. Mamo was left with severe concussion, and the club was left fuming after the incident went unpunished during the game. Meanwhile, coach Matt Lantry hopes to have his future at Newcastle finalised by Friday. CEO Matt Gidley has assured the young mentor he’ll be a part of Nathan Brown’s staff next season, but at this stage, Lantry’s role is undecided.

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