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The Newcastle Knights can keep their hopes of a home final alive with a win over the St George Illawarra Dragons today. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:05pm (AEST).
The top four might be out of reach for the Knights, but a home final is still on the cards. They’ll need to win both their remaining matches, starting against the Dragons today.
St George, on the other hand, are well out of finals contention with the top eight already set, although they too can make a late rise up the table.
If last week is anything to go by, today will be a high-scoring affair. These two teams shipped a combined 79 points in Round 18, and with Kalyn Ponga returning for Newcastle as well, it looks like there’ll be no shortage of attacking action.
Kick-off: 4:05pm (AEST)
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
TV: Nine, Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
Odds: Knights $1.31, Dragons $3.50
1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Hymel Hunt, 5. Starford To’a, 6. Tex Hoy, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Aidan Guerra, 13. Mitchell Barnett
Bench/Reserves: 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Herman Ese’se, 17. Sione Mata’utia, 18. Josh King, 19. Pasami Saulo, 20. Mason Lino, 21. Tautau Moga
1. Matt Dufty, 2. Jordan Pereira, 3. Euan Aitken, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Cody Ramsey, 6. Corey Norman, 7. Adam Clune, 8. Kaide Ellis, 9. Ben Hunt, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Jacob Host, 13. Cameron McInnes
Bench/Reserves: 14. Tariq Sims, 15. Josh Kerr, 16. Blake Lawrie, 17. Max Feagai, 18. Eddie Blacker, 19. Tyrell Fuimaono, 20. Brayden Williame, 21. Jayden Sullivan