St George Illawarra
Dragons
32
Newcastle
Knights
28
FULLTIME
2017-06-25T04:00:00Z
UOW Jubilee Oval

Preview

The Dragons head to Jubilee Oval on the back of a poor loss to the Eels in the hope that they can rediscover their early season attacking form against the generally hapless Knights.

Tyson Frizell has been named in the reserves following OriginĀ II, however, Josh Dugan will be on hand to team up with Gareth Widdop as they look to remain ahead of a group of fast approaching chasers behind them.

Jack de Belin’s suspension will give them slightly less firepower up front as they look to overturn a 2-5 record in their last seven starts. That ordinary record coupled with a narrow two-point loss in their last game against the Dragons will give the Knights and their fans some hope, despite their 0-7 record away from home in 2017.

Dane Gagai up against Dugan at fullback will be a highlighted matchup as the Origin pair go head to head once again while Brock Lamb’s form has been promising for the Knights.

Can they eek out their third win of 2017? Sorry, Knights fans. We can’t see it happening.

Dragons by 12.

Team Lists


Team Lists


Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Dragons   Knights
6 Tries 5
4 Conversions 3
Penalty Goals 1
Field Goals

Attack

Dragons   Knights
162 All Runs 145
1,673 All Run Metres 1,456
8 Line Breaks 5
13 Offloads 5

Defense

Dragons   Knights
275 Kick Metres 430
40/20
269 Tackles 303
23 Missed Tackles 56

Discipline

Dragons   Knights
7 Penalties Conceded 7
9 Errors 8
Sin Bin
Send Offs

Player Stats


Top Run Metres

 PlayerTOT
Josh Dugan255
Nathan Ross232
Leeson Ah Mau172
Dane Gagai169
Daniel Saifiti143

Top Tackle Breaks

 PlayerTOT
Josh Dugan14
Leeson Ah Mau9
Kurt Mann6
Tyson Frizell6
Tim Lafai5

Top Linebreak Assists

 PlayerTOT
Tim Lafai2
Jaelen Feeney2
Gareth Widdop2
Mitch Barnett1
Josh McCrone1

Top Kick Metres

 PlayerTOT
Brock Lamb405
Josh McCrone168
Gareth Widdop94
Nathan Ross23
Tariq Sims13

Summary

 

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