Newcastle Knights defeated Canberra Raiders 34 to 14 in the trial match last night at Scully Park Tamworth.
Coach Wayne Bennett made a few positional changes before kick off which paid dividends. Darius Boyd switched to five-eight and Dane Gagai moved to fullback.
Although last nightís game was just a trial and we canít read too much into the result. Newcastle will take confidence from the game knowing that their key men all had sound games and Kurt Gidley got through his first 20 minutes in 2014 without any issues.
The big question now is, will Darius Boyd start at five-eight for their Round 1 match against Penrith or will Kurt Gidley get first crack?