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Game day guide: Round 27 v Knights

The St George Illawarra Dragons will meet the Newcastle Knights on Saturday, September 2nd at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah. This is your game day guide.

Final outing of 2023

The Dragons will be appearing in their final NRL game of 2023 when they take on the Newcastle Knights on Saturday night at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

A collection of former Dragons will be in attendance to watch on as the Red V look to finish their year on a high against an in-form Newcastle outfit.

The Dragons have won 14 of their past 18 against the Knights, including the past five meetings at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Mikaele Ravalawa requires one try to join Nathan Blacklock and Brett Morris as the only players in St George Illawarra history to reach 21 tries in a single season.

Key timings:

Gates open: 6.30pm

NRL kick-off v Knights: 7.35pm

Where: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah

Watch: Nine, 9Now, Kayo & Foxtel

Get your tickets!

Be in that moment this Saturday for one last time in 2023 when your Dragons do battle with the Knights at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium! Tickets are available via Ticketek.

Celebrating Father’s Day

How would you like to win Dad a signed Dragons jersey and an upgrade for him and three people to the Legends Club?

Be there early and you could win this great prize for your dad for Father’s Day.

Know your Trivia?

The Dragons will be looking for two dads to play Dragons Trivia and compete for a signed Dragons jersey and tickets to Strike Bowling.

Some former players will also be on deck for half-time interviews.

Get your merch!

Head to the Dragons Team Store at St George Leagues Club from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to pick up some fresh merchandise or head to our game day outlets from 6:30pm.

A big in for the Red V

Jack de Belin has been named to make his return after a four-week absence in the No. 13 jumper.

His return sees Michael Molo slide back to the interchange and Zane Musgrove drop out of the side.

Last week's debutant Sione Finau is also out after suffering an ankle injury against the Warriors with Mathew Feagai earning a recall on the wing.

Star fullback unavailable for visitors

Kalyn Ponga has been ruled out for the Knights after suffering a shoulder injury in their last-start win over the Sharks.

Lachlan Miller starts at fullback whilst Enari Tuala replaces Dane Gagai in the centres.

Tyson Frizell and Phoenix Crossland are also being rested with Brodie Jones coming into the second row, Fa'amanu Brown starting at hooker, and debutant Riley Jones coming onto the interchange.

Last time they met…

The Dragons last faced the Knights in Round 6, 2022 – over 500 days ago – at WIN Stadium in Wollongong with the hosts running out 21-16 victors.

An early penalty goal got the Red V on the board before hooker Andrew McCullough burrowed his way over for the contest’s opening try.

Newcastle’s Dane Gagai opened the scoring in what would prove to be a back-and-forth second period with Jack Bird and Mathew Feagai crossing within the space of two minutes to answer for the Dragons.

A Kalyn Ponga try tied things up an hour in before the Dragons went ahead with a 78th-minute Zac Lomax one-pointer and finished it off with a second to Feagai late in the piece.

Match highlights: Round 6 v Knights

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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