NSW RUGBY LEAGUE
Western Suburbs fullback Sam Keenan scored a hat-trick of tries to lead Newcastle to a hard fought 30-20 win over the Ron Massey Cup representative side at Maitland Sportsground on Saturday.
NEWCASTLE 30 (Samuel Keenan 15', 34', 60', Mitch Cullen 25', Jake Lawrence 37', 55' tries, Chad O'Donell 27', Ryan Walsh 62' con, O'Donnell 73' pen) bt RON MASSEY CUP 20 (Jerry Key 9', Patrick HOLLIS 19', Maliko Filino 49', Matt Place 52' tries, Harrison Siejka 10', 53' con)
Halftime: Newcastle 18 Ron Massey Cup 10.
Brilliant fullback Kalyn Ponga scored a sealing individual try to seal the Newcastle Knights a torrid 22-10 win over Canterbury at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
The Knights led 16-0 and then held off a late surge from the Bulldogs to make it three wins in a row for the first time in two years.
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 22 (Hymel Hunt 6', Mitchell Pearce 21', Lachlan Fitzgibbon 39', Kalyn Ponga 77' tries, Kalyn Ponga 8', 22', 79' con) bt CANTERBURY BULLDOGS 10 (Reimis Smith 49', Will Hopoate 56' tries, Nick Meaney 58' con)
Halftime: Newcastle Knights 16-0
RECENT arrival Kent Harrison scored a double as Hamilton Olympic ran riot against Maitland winning 4-0 at Darling Street Oval on Saturday.
Playing his second league match since joining Olympic from the Jets youth, Harrison opened the home side's account in the 14th minute and added a second in the 52nd.
HAMILTON OLYMPIC 4 (Kent Harrison 14', 52', Jarryd Sutherland 45', Scott Pettit 68') bt MAITLAND 0 at Darling St Oval.
Tiueti Asi and Hamish McKie each crossed for doubles as premiers Hamilton bounced back to form with a resounding 42-19 win over Nelson Bay at Strong Oval.
The Hawks led 22-0 at half-time. The Bay, sparked by Chad Northcott, hit back to close the gap to 25-19 with 15 minutes remaining. The Gropers then lost Nathan Oliver to the sinbin and the Hawks make the most of the extra man to cruise to victory.
Hamilton 42 (Tiuet Asi 2, Hamish McKie 2, Dane Sherratt tries, Sherratt 4 con, 3 pen) bt Nelson Bay 19 (Chris Smith, Charles Fielder, Michael Hotene tries, Chad Northcott 2 con)
Wanderers 36 bt University 22
Merewether 31 bt Singleton 22
Maitland 63 bt Southern Beaches 13
BLACK DIAMOND AFL
Young guns Jack Lennon and Izaac Hughes each kicked four majors to lead to a hard fought win over Gosford at Adcock Park on Saturday and remain unbeaten.
CARDIFF 17.11-113 bt Gosford 11.10-76 at Adcock Park
Cardiff goal kickers: J. Lennon 4, I. Hughes 4, M. Ryan 4, D. Hoy-Maroney 2, B. Job 2, T. Hawthorne.
Gosford goal-kickers: Goal Kickers: T. Eather 3, P. Murphy 2, H. Sproule, A. Duell-Ferguson, J. Barty, J. Flynn, B. Deitz, A. Miller
KILLARNEY VALE 12.11-83 bt WYONG-LAKES 6.7-43 at Don Small Oval
Killarney Vale goal kickers: Goal Kickers: L. Banfield 4, H. Bernleitner 3, B. Simpson, M. Adams, J. Banfield, J. Mifsud, J. Canobie
Wyong goal kickers: Goal Kickers: T. Hillman, B. Tos, J. McPhan, N. Doyle, N. Lander , L. Moore
TERRIGAL AVOCA 20.26-146 bt NELSON BAY 4.3-27 at Dick Burwell Oval
NEWCASTLE CITY 19.21-135 bt MAITLAND 5.1-31 at No.1 Sportsground
City goal kickers - Goal Kickers: B. Sweetnam 6, Z. Macdonald 2, N. MacDonald 2, H. Blanchfield 2, H. Selkirk, H. Kelleher, M. Knight , A. Watling, L. Dwyer, R. van Huisstede, C. Haswell
Maitland goal kickers: J. Rory 2, H. Matheson, P. McMahon, M. Curran
WARNERS BAY 15.9-99 bt SINGLETON 10.8-68 at Rose Point Park
Warners Bay goal kickers - L. Roach 3, J. Roach 2, J. May 2, M. Spinks 2, I. Olsen, R. Sorensen, J. Downing, D. Walsh-Hall, J. Kahler, J. Smith
Singleton goal kickers - W. Brayshaw 2, J. Colmer 2, A. Scott 2, C. White, A. Mitchell, D. Cowburn, J. Welsh
NEWCASTLE OPEN NETBALL
Nova Queens Wharf Thunder 29 Forsythes Business Advisors 45
BNC Whanau 46 West Leagues Balance (2) 24
Souths Lions 56 Maryville Tavern Alize 21
Junction Hotel Stella 33 West Leagues Balance (1) 49