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Wests Tigers went down to the Newcastle Knights in the NSW Cup on Sunday, losing 10-8 in a tight clash.

Wests Tigers lone try was scored by Jarred Farlow in the first half, which was converted by Sean Meaney.

Playing their third game in a week, after a make-up game on Wednesday night, Wests Tigers led 8-4 at half time as Meaney hit a penalty on the buzzer.

Newcastle opened the scoring early in the second half, with Josh Mantellato unable to convert his own try leaving the scores tied up at 8-all.

The Knights grabbed the deciding advantage in the 60th minute, Mantellato slotting a penalty to put Newcastle 10-8 up.

Scrappy play cost both teams points in the second half and led to a tense final few minutes however the Knights managed to hold the visitors out to claim their sixth victory of the 2013 season.

Knights 10 (T: Leilua, Mantellato, G: Mantellato 0/2, PG: Mantellator 1/1)

Tigers 8 (T: Farlow, G: Meaney 1/1, PG: Meaney 1/1)