St George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Knights Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

WIN Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 6 NRL game between St George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights. The game kicks off at 4:05 pm with St George Illawarra Dragons heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the St George Illawarra Dragons vs. Newcastle Knights game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday April 17, 2022 at 4:05 pm

Where: WIN Stadium

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Knights Preview

An enormous clash in the context of these teams’ seasons with both slumping significantly after promising starts.

St George Illawarra has lost four on the trot – culminating in a listless 24-12 defeat to Souths last week – as pressure intensifies on coach Anthony Griffin’s selections and recruitment. They are struggling for ideas in attack and have conceded more points than any team in the competition (28.8 per game).

The Saints’ pack is bolstered by the return of Josh McGuire and Tyrell Fuimaono from long suspensions, but the retention of Moses Mbye and Jack Bird in the spine will likely see their offence continue to struggle.

Newcastle has followed up two dominant wins with three increasingly heavy losses with injury and suspension biting hard. After going down to Penrith and Cronulla by 18-point margins, the Knights faded late in a 24-point defeat to the Sea Eagles and have mustered just one try in their last two games.

David Klemmer is back in a timely boost for the Knights’ engine-room – replacing injured Jirah Momoisea – while Edrick Lee returns from 18 months on the sidelines with fellow wing beanpole Dominic Young out injured.

The Dragons have won 13 of their last 17 against the Knights, including a 22-13 victory in Newcastle in Round 4 last year.

This showdown will say plenty about the character of both sides. The Saints’ marquee man, Ben Hunt, is in better touch than Knights go-to Kalyn Ponga, but the visitors have shown more as a collective in 2022. ‘Hook’ is on the ropes and opposite Adam O’Brien should be able to lift his charges for an upset.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Knights Teams

Dragons team: 1. Moses Mbye 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Jack Bird 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Josh Kerr 11. Tariq Sims 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jack de Belin 14. Talatau Amone 15. Blake Lawrie 16. Josh Mcguire 17. George Burgess 18. Tautau Moga 19. Jackson Ford 20. Aaron Woods 21. Tyrell Sloan 22. Jack Gosiewski 23. Tyrell Fuimaono 24. Jayden Sullivan

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jake Clifford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Brodie Jones 13. Kurt Mann 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Leo Thompson 17. Sauaso Sue 18. Simi Sasagi 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Tex Hoy 21. Jack Johns 22. Jaron Purcell 23. Dylan Lucas 24. Brayden Musgrove