Home side takes advantage of horror injury toll for the Knights.
Penrith have started their season with a bang – belting an injury riddled Newcastle side 30-8 at Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Knights were left with only one man on the interchange bench after Darius Boyd (hamstring) and Kurt Gidley (concussion) were injured early in the first half.
Halfback Tyrone Roberts joined them in the dressing sheds after he left the field in the back end of the game.
Despite losing two players early in the match, it was the Knights who struck first after Michael Dobson delivered a perfectly timed ball to Beau Scott, who hit the hole and crashed over the line.
Elijah Taylor crossed short of halftime to level the scores 6-6 but when an error and penalty as given as the siren sounded, the boot of Tyrone Roberts gave the Knights a two point lead at the break.
Penrith wasted little time in stealing the lead courtesy of a solo effort from Josh Mansour where he beat four defenders.
Shortly after he crossed again with a superman-like dive in the corner to give the home side an 18-8 lead.
The home side blew out the lead from a left edge play where Dean Whare chip kicked for himself which was regathered before he passed to Adam Docker.
Docker ran straight into Roberts and scored the try but the little halfback was left on the ground, hunching over in pain with blood trickling out from the side of his head.
Docker suffered a cut nose during the collision but returned later in the game.
24-8, Jeremy Latimore pounced on a kick which was left bouncing in the Knights’ ingoal to put wrap up the match.