Second-half try at Mt Smart Stadium stands as Warriors take third win in opening four games of the season.
The Knights co-captain has suffered four concussions in 10 months.
Taine Tuaupiki could've chased his NRL dreams with better deals at other clubs but the chance to "come home" was all he needed to join the Kiwi NRL team.
It means players are guaranteed to miss the following weekend's match, and potentially a second game depending on turnaround times.
The topic of a Pride Round remains a difficult one for the league, after seven Manly players boycotted the club's Rainbow jersey last year.
Late in the Knights' win over the Wests Tigers Jacob Saifiti collected Jake Simpkin with a hit that appeared to leave the hooker unconscious.
Jamayne Isaako has credited being coached by Wayne Bennett again for his superb start to the 2023 NRL season.
Newcastle great Matthew Johns believes Ponga should return to fullback after the Knights star suffered his fourth concussion in 10 months.
Dominant for the majority of the match and with enough chances to ice the game early, the Roosters were forced to hold through a nervous late period at Allianz Stadium.
South Sydney intend to file a police report after a teenage NRL fan allegedly racially abused fullback Latrell Mitchell at halftime of the Rabbitohs' loss to Penrith.
Three family members were killed on the Gold Coast after Uiatu "Joan" Taufua's vehicle allegedly veered on to the wrong side of the road.
After a first-up win at home over the Knights, the Warriors are on the road and looking to take two of last season's best clubs.
Newcastle have railed against a late concussion test on Kalyn Ponga which sidelined the superstar for the final 10 minutes of their round one loss to the Warriors.
A late error by Newcastle proved the difference as Wayde Egan converted it into the final nail in the coffin for a 20-12 win.
Harry Grant darted over from dummy-half in the fourth minute of extra time to keep Melbourne's incredible round-one record under Craig Bellamy alive.
New coach Andrew Webster says the club bears little resemblance to the one he left six years ago, insisting it is now filled with winners.
The Warriors are preparing for their first home campaign since 2020, and hopes the return to New Zealand shores will give them a fresh start.
Fronting a large media scrum, Nicho Hynes said "it's no secret it's been a challenging time. It's probably been the toughest time in my life".
Captain Tohu Harris said he can't fathom what the Luke family are going through but hopes his side can ease their pain - and that of many other Kiwis - with a strong game tomorrow.
George Luke's death has left the Taranaki rugby league community in mourning.