NRL Late Mail: Round 16

The nib Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons, who play for the Alex McKinnon Cup on Sunday afternoon, have finalised teams ahead of the 2pm kick off.

Josh King replaces Josh Starling (back) in the starting side, while Sam Mataora plays his first match of the season in jumper number 18.

Newcastle Knights

1. Dane Gagai, 2. Ken Sio, 3. Brendan Elliot, 4. Peter Mata’utia, 5. Nathan Ross, 6. Brock Lamb, 7. Jaelen Feeney, 8. Daniel Saifiti, 9. Danny Levi, 15. Josh King, 11. Sione Mata’utia, 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13. Mitch Barnett. Interchange: 14. Luke Yates, 16. Tyler Randell, 17. Jacob Saifiti, 18. Sam Mataora.

St George Illawarra Dragons

1. Josh Dugan, 2. Nene Macdonald, 3. Kurt Mann, 4. Tim Lafai, 5. Jason Nightingale, 6. Gareth Widdop, 7. Josh McCrone, 8. Russell Packer, 9. Cameron McInnes, 10. Paul Vaughan, 19. Tyson Frizell, 12. Joel Thompson, 11. Tariq Sims. Interchange: 14. Jacob Host, 15. Leeson Ah Mau, 16. Hame Sele, 17. Taane Milne.

The Knights play in hi-vis as part of the Club's ongoing partnership with NSW Mining.