The Newcastle Knights have battered the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs away from home, putting 58 unanswered points on the girls in blue and white at Belmore Sports Ground.

Newcastle kick-started their season with with three tries in the opening twenty minutes, with Carissa Harrison claiming two while Jorja Holden added another in the quick onslaught.

The travelling side didn’t let up in the last forty minutes as well, with Caitlan Johnston claiming two of her own by Holden added a second in the 46th minute.

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Lily Hanning, Terri-Lee Van Wyk, Jada Beale, Joeli Morris and Kayla Romaniuk also scored for the Knights. Tanya Millar kicked two of the team’s goals, while Johnston put five between the sticks to round out the half-hundred haul.

Newcastle’s 58 point difference puts them atop the Tarsha Gale Cup ladder just one round in, with the Illawarra Steeler’s 42 point difference putting them in second place behind the girls in red and blue.

The Knights now travel to the Belconnen on Saturday, February 16, with kickoff against the Canberra Raiders – who lost 32-14 against Parramatta in the opening round – locked in for 11am.

See the team’s full fixture list here.