The Newcastle Knights took a positive step to securing their spot in the top eight on Saturday when they scored the opening try against the Bulldogs.
Halfback Mitchell Pearce put in a grubber that was too big, but Mitch Barnett miraculously tapped the ball back in before it went over the dead ball line and front-rower Jacob Saifiti grounded it to get first points.
Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach called it a “brilliant play.”
Newcastle extended their lead when Enari Tuala scored in the left-hand corner off a perfectly-weighted Jake Clifford grubber.
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The Knights are already two points ahead of the eighth-placed Gold Coast Titans and can extend that buffer to four with a victory…