North Sydney Bears 22 | Newcastle Knights 10
Bears tries: Ed Murphy, Bernard Lewis 2, Drew Hutchinson
Bears Conversions: Brock Lamb 2/4
Bears Penalty Conversions: Brock Lamb 1/1
Knights Tries: Heath Gibbs, Matt Croker
Knights Conversions: Zac Woolford 1/2
By Andrew Jackson
The North Sydney Bears have stood up without regular five-eighth Lachlan Lam to down the Newcastle Knights 22-10 on Good Friday.
The Knights, on the other hand, were dealt an early blow when five-eighth Hayden Loughrey was forced off the field in his first game back in the Canterbury Cup NSW.
It was North Sydney’s defence that proved the difference, with the Bears repelling several attacking raids on their own line in the second half to emerge victorious.
After Loughrey hobbled off, the Bears quickly regained ascendancy when Bernard Lewis soared over minutes later.