NRL 4 years ago

Broncos buck Knights out Auckland Nines

  • Broncos buck Knights out Auckland Nines

The Newcastle Knights Auckland Nines campaign ended the way it started with a loss at Eden Park this afternoon.

In their quarterfinal match against the Brisbane Broncos, the Queensland team was too strong winning 16 points 11.

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The match was in the balance until Knights playmaker Jarrod Mullen fell to the ground with a hamstring injury. It looked as if a sniper in the crowd had shot him. †After that moment, Newcastle lost all rhythm and could not claw back the Broncos lead. †

Although this concept of Rugby Football was new to everyone involved, Iím sure next year will see a lot of changes to the makeup of teams competing. Especially Newcastle, who had maybe one too many players in their squad on the wrong side of 30.

On a brighter note, Knights youngster Jake Mamo played well for the red and blue and could turn out to be a real prospect for the future.

Overall I think the Nines tournament was a success, just a shame the Knights didnít go a bit further in the tournament but to reach the quarters in the inaugural season is a good start.

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