Sydney Roosters exacted sweet revenge and put a major dent in the Knights' finals hopes with a dominant 48-10 win at the SCG on Saturday.
Left embarrassed after going down to the Knights 38-12 in Newcastle less than two months ago, the Roosters were the team dishing out the punishment this time, blowing the Knights away in the second half.
Newcastle gave up seven second half tries in an embarrassing capitulation after trailing just 18-10 with just 25 minutes left in the match.
Centre Jesse Ramien had a game he will want to forget in a hurry but he wasn't the only offender with the Knights coming up with an horrendous missed tackle count.
The heavy defeat left the Knights clinging to eighth spot on the ladder and hurt their points deferential.
The Roosters led 6-4 at halftime but the Knights only had themselves to blame for not being in front.
The home side opened the scoring after just eight minutes when the ball went through eight sets of hands in an 80 metre movement that was finished off by fullback James Tedesco..
It was started when Roosters forward Siosiua Taukeiaho easily pushed through Danny Levi and Kurt Mann and off-loaded to Luke Keary. The Knights still had chances to shut it down before Tedesco stepped his way through to score under the posts for a 6-0 lead.
The Knights first half try came just three minutes from halftime with centre Tautau Moga using his strength to force his way over just inside the corner post despite the attention of three defenders.
But two other golden chances to post tries both went begging in the opening 40 minutes.
Centre Jesse Ramien butchered a certain four pointer at the 25th minute mark when he inexplicably dropped the ball cold with no-one in front of him and the try-line beckoning after Mann and Kalyn Ponga handled following a superb Mitch Barnett off-load.
Then, with seven minutes left in the half, replacement hooker Connor Watson reached out to plant the ball over the line from close range only to have it knocked loose by a Tedesco in a huge play for his side.
A diabolical start to the second half saw the Knights cough up another long range try, this time to Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell.
Ramien was again the villian, being forced to grubber on the last tackle close to the Roosters line, only to find the feet of Mitchell, who picked the ball up and ran 85 metres untouched.
The Knights hit back quickly with Herman Ese'ese storming over off an inside ball from Ponga after a Watson bust for a 12-10 scoreline to the Roosters but it was 18-10 midway through the half when Boyd Cordner crossed.
It was then a long way back for the Knights when Taukeiaho forced his way over from close range for a 24-10 advantage.