July 16, 2024

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The Knights have secured a huge victory, beating the Eels 34-26 in front of their home crowd at McDonalds Jones Stadium in a thriller.

There was several controversial moments, with Clint Gutherson being obstructed by referee Peter Gough in the lead-up to a Greg Marzhew try prior to halftime.

Eels young gun Blaize Talagi was also denied was looked to be a certain try after the Bunker ruled he lost possession before the ball touched the white line.

The first four-pointer of the night came from Talagi, who scored in the corner after a smart backline play to mark his sixth appearance straight with a try.

Then Will Pryce stole the show with a special moment.

The English debutant, who made the move to Australia ahead of the 2024 season, scored in his NRL debut, flying onto a Daniel Saifiti offload.

Mitchell Moses, continuing on from his impressive Origin performance was the next to score, but the Knights once again hit back.

Marzhew scored on the stroke of halftime, with the Eels holding a 12-10 lead going into the break, setting up an entertaining contest.

The Knights flyer also scored the next four-pointer after halftime, but Parramatta wouldn’t lie down with Talagi crossing for his second four-pointer.

Moses, backing up after Wednesday’s Origin display, once again scored to hand his side a crucial lead but from there it was all Newcastle.

Enari Tuala scored a four-pointer on the right side of the field, giving Jackson Hastings a conversion chance from the sideline to take the lead.

With ice in his veins, the gun halfback slotted it off the tee before Bradman Best stole the show with an 80-metre effort.

The gun centre scooped up a Talagi error and streaked away, handing Newcastle an eight-point lead which looked to be a winning margin.

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