McDonald Jones Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 4 NRL game between Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons. The game kicks off at 4:05 pm with Newcastle Knights heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Newcastle Knights vs. St George Illawarra Dragons game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday April 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium
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A potential top four spot is up for grabs on Sunday when the Knights host the Dragons from Newcastle.
Adam O’Brien’s side suffered one of the biggest upsets of the season last week in their loss to the Tigers, but that may have been the wake-up call the Knights needed as they look to secure a finals spot for the second year in a row.
That isn’t to say this week’s game will come easy against the Dragons, though.
After opening the year with a double-digit loss to the rival Sharks, the Dragons have steadied the ship to rattle off back-to-back wins over the Cowboys and Sea Eagles.
Now sitting fifth, the Dragons will be full of confidence heading into Newcastle, but they won’t hold particularly fond memories of this ground after losing 42-18 to the Knights last September.
To make matters worse, Kalyn Ponga is a chance at playing this week, while the Dragons have also suffered a serious blow of their own after Ben Hunt fractured his fibula last week.
St George fans have reason to feel optimistic this year, but it is difficult to read too much into a pair of victories over two winless sides.
Factoring in Newcastle’s 8-1 record at the line following a previous loss, the Knights really should be bouncing back here.
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Newcastle Knights vs St George Illawarra Dragons Teams
Knights team: 1. Tex Hoy 2. Starford To’a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Josh King 17. Blake Green 18. Brodie Jones 19. Dominic Young 20. Simi Sasagi 21. Pasami Saulo
Dragons team: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Trent Merrin 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jackson Ford 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Jordan Pereira 20. Max Feagai 21. Eddie Blacker