NRL Premiership

Warriors win season opener over Newcastle Knights

The Warriors beat the Newcastle Knights 20-12 to continue the Knights hoodoo in New Zealand and start a new era of their own under coach Andrew Webster strongly.

RNZ reports the Knights have now only won two of their past 15 games in New Zealand and for the first time in six seasons they lost in round one.

The Knights were on the scoreboard less than two minutes into their season opener, scoring an easy try to Lachlan Fitzgibbon converted by new recruit Jackson Hastings.