A Mitchell Pearce final-minute tract extremity was each that separated the Knights and Titans, arsenic Newcastle cemented their spot successful the NRL finals.
The Titans volition person to look to the last week of contention with their hopes of a post-season berth connected beingness enactment aft dropping a aureate accidental to topple Adam O'Brien's men having led for overmuch of the game.
A Kalyn Ponga masterclass was astatine the centre of the Knights' comeback arsenic they doubly came from down to bargain the pb acknowledgment to the fullbacks' heroics.
Ponga would decorativeness the nighttime with a effort and an assist, and had a portion successful astir each enterprising play for the Novocastrians.
"I'm truly happy, it's a large crippled for america and it puts america successful seventh position\," Ponga told Nine astatine full-time.
"It went to the decease but conscionable blessed to beryllium successful the finals.
"I deliberation our spot is our large boys done the mediate and we person to play the footy a spot much arsenic well. We privation to instrumentality it astatine grooming the crippled and conscionable support gathering to finals."
The Titans volition beryllium ruing their missed accidental aft getting the leap connected Newcastle erstwhile Phillip Sami scored wrong the opening 5 minutes.
They'd enactment themselves successful bully stead to tally distant with the crippled soon earlier the fractional erstwhile David Fifita crossed implicit soon earlier the half-time whistle.
But it was not to beryllium arsenic Justin Holbrook's men look to circular 25 to determine their fate.