18 Aug 2009

Knights beat Storm

7:38 am on 18 August 2009

The Newcastle Knights rode back into National Rugby League finals contention after scoring a 26-14 victory over the Melbourne Storm on Monday night.

Despite coach Brian Smith agreeing to part ways with the club midweek, Newcastle produced a stunning form reversal for new boss Rick Stone after three heavy defeats in a row.

The Knights' second win in its last six matches took them from 11th to seventh, level on 26 points with the fifth-placed Tigers, Sea Eagles (sixth) and Broncos (eighth).

Despite its seventh loss from 11 games on the road and having not strung together consecutive wins since round 16, Melbourne are still three points clear in fourth spot.