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Bennett's misery continues

Josh Dugan of the Raiders tries to step around Chris Adams of the Knights during the round 14 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders at Hunter Stadium
Josh Dugan of the Raiders tries to step around Chris Adams of the Knights during the round 14 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders at Hunter Stadium Matt King - Getty Images

WAYNE Bennett's season of misery continued on Saturday night when Newcastle fell meekly to a 32-16 defeat to Canberra at Hunter Stadium.

The upset loss, which leaves Newcastle just two points off last place and on a five-game losing streak, resulted in them being booed off the field by a disappointed crowd after losing to a Raiders outfit which had to deny rumours their coach David Furner was facing the sack earlier this week.

Both sides entered the match in horrible form and with coaches under immense pressure.

Canberra had lost five of its past six, including an incredible 40-0 loss to Wests Tigers at home last round, while Newcastle had conceded 50 points in its last start at Brisbane.

But it was the Raiders who shot out of the blocks, makeshift five-eighth Josh Dugan setting up tries to Edrick Lee and Joel Thompson in the opening ten minutes to open up a 12-0 lead.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.

Topics:  canberra raiders, newcastle knights, nrl, wayne bennett



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