A near-capacity crowd of 18,589 at WIN Arena saw their group turn in another excellent efficiency in both defence and attack.
Halves Ben Hunt and Gareth Widdop were fantastic to assist the joint endeavor club publish their finest start ever to a season.
Fresh from their knocking of the Titans last time out, St George Illawarra had the ability to turn defence into attack in the very first half – they scored 3 attempts in the area of 9 minutes, every one off the back of a Knights mistake.
The structures for their win were set by the compelling defence of forwards Paul Vaughan, Jack De Belin and Tariq Sims, who have actually all entered into contention for the NSW Blues side.
The Knights drew very first blood when Tautau Moga reviewed in the 3rd minute, however that showed to be completion of Moga’s participation as he suffered a thought torn ACL.
The house side countered 10 minutes later on, after De Belin’s crunching deal with saw Knights centre Sione Mata’utia lose the ball. De Belin and Hunt then linked to put Sims over.
When Herman Ese’ese lost the ball it led to another Dragons attempt to winger Nene Macdonald, then a handing mistake by Mitch Barnett from a heavy take on led to a 3rd Dragons attempt in the 22nd minute through Euan Aitken.
Mitchell Pearce got Newcastle back in the video game with a smart grubber kick to win a repeat set prior to putting veteran forward Chris Heighington over.
Widdop’s charge objective provided the Dragons a 20-12 lead at the period and they extended that when interchange forward Leeson Ah Mau crossed the shot line 12 minutes into the 2nd half.
Macdonald got his 2nd shot off a Hunt grubber from dummy half 5 minutes later on to complete the success.