LIVE NRL: Knights secure dream start but Hunt magic keeps Dragons within distance

The Newcastle Knights will be out to make it a staggering nine wins in a row when they face the St George Illawarra Dragons.

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17TH MINUTE: Dragons 6-12 Knights

Ben Hunt spotted Newcastle fullback Lachie Miller out of position and pulled off a delicate chip and chase to cross over for the Dragons’ first try of the evening, with Zac Lomax adding the two points.

7TH MINUTE: Dragons 0-12 Knights

Tyson Gamble sliced through the Dragons’ left edge before streaking into open field and flicking a pass off to Enari Tuala on the inside who crashed over, as Lachie Miller added the extras.

2ND MINUTE: Dragons 0-6 Knights

The Newcastle Knights have wasted little time in taking the lead against the St George Illawarra Dragons, with Jacob Saifiti opening the proceedings.

The forward received the ball from Adam Elliott at the ten-metre mark before spinning out of a tackle attempt from Billy Burns and crashing over. Lachie Miller made the conversion.

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Dragons: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Connor Muhleisen 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Billy Burns 12. Dan Russell 13. Jack de Belin 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Michael Molo 16. Ben Murdoch-Masila 17. Ryan Couchman 18. Toby Couchman 20. Alexander Lobb

Knights: 1. Lachlan Miller 2. Dominic Young 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Adam Clune 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Fa’amanu Brown 16. Jack Hetherington 11. Dylan Lucas 12. Brodie Jones 13. Adam Elliott 14. Riley Jones 15. Daniel Saifiti 17. Mathew Croker 19. Oryn Keeley Reserves: 24. Dane Aukafolau 22. David Armstrong

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