NRLW news 2022, Roosters beat Knights, Isabelle Kelly intercept try video

The Roosters have gone a long way to clinching the NRLW minor premiership by beating Newcastle 18-16 in a thriller.

The Chooks scored twice and led 12-0 by half time, before a second-half comeback from the Knights.

The Hunter team scored three tries to suddenly be in front on the board.

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But an error late in the piece ruined it all, with an errant Knights pass scooped up by Isabelle Kelly who sprinted 60 metres to score.

The Zahara Temara conversion put the Tricolours in front and they stayed there.

Knights sweating on a Caitlan Johnston charge late in the game for high contact.

“That was a really tough game. Knights gave it to us the whole time,” Kelly told Nine afterwards.

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“It was unreal. I think our middles did a lot of work out there, going against their pack which is basically the Origin pack.”

The Roosters are the reigning premiers but the Knights are the new kids on the block, and have shocked the NRLW with how good they are in their maiden season.

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Grand final star Jess Sergis was rapt to get the chocolates.

“It was honestly such a hard match,” she said.

“They definitely make us work for the full 70 minutes. They are a strong side.”

Both teams are destined to play finals in a fortnight’s time.

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