Update: 12:35PM AKUILA Uates Newcastle Knights went down to Sonny Bill Williams' Sydney Roosters 14-40 in the National Rugby League preliminary final last night.
The Roosters led 12-4 at the break and a series of tries in the early second spell sealed the match for them.
In the NRL grand final next week Sunday, the Roosters face Manly Sea Eagles which overcame Rabbitohs 30-20 on Friday night.
SYDNEY ROOSTERS 40 (A Guerra 2 M Jennings 2 M Aubusson J Friend D Tupou tries J Maloney 6 goals) bt NEWCASTLE 14 (J Leilua 2 tries T Roberts 3 goals) at Allianz Stadium. Referee: Shayne Hayne, Ashley Klein. Crowd: 37,752.