St George Illawarra Dragons v Canberra Raiders: NRL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to round 16’s final fixture between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon (3 July) including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.

Returning star Jack Wighton in action at WIN Stadium last year. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images
Returning star Jack Wighton in action at WIN Stadium last year. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images

The Green Machine travels up the highway to Wollongong to meet St George Illawarra on Sunday 3 July.

Watch live here on Kayo and scroll down to catch up on the latest news.

Dragons v Raiders preview

Jack Wighton is the big inclusion for this match returning from COVID protocols which ruled him out of State of Origin II selection. Grand Final fullback in 2019, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, has also been named to return from a hamstring injury, but interestingly from the bench, failing to displace young gun Xavier Savage.

The Dragons are unchanged and hoping to keep the good Wollongong vibes going, despite the fortnight’s break, after overcoming Souths 32-12 on a Thursday night at WIN Stadium.

That snuck them into the eight, well positioned at seven wins and as many losses in Anthony Griffin’s second year. Their opponents stole victory from Newcastle last round, on a sunny Sunday in Canberra, thanks to Hudson Young and are snapping at the Dragons’ heels in 11th.

Canberra is looking to break a series of win-losses over the past four games.

What time is Dragons v Raiders?

The game starts at 4.05pm (AEST), 3.35pm (ACST) and 2.05pm (AWST) on Sunday 3 July.

Where is it being held?

WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

Ben Hunt has been named to back up from Origin. Picture: Jason McCawley/Getty Images
Ben Hunt has been named to back up from Origin. Picture: Jason McCawley/Getty Images

How do I watch the game?

The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its NRL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.

How to watch the NRL live here, plus start your Kayo 14-day free trial today.

What NRL news do I need to know before Sunday?

CODESports has you covered for all the latest NRL news and features.

INCLUDING PAUL KENT on why Gus, Maroons’ are wrong on sin bin whinge, inside the 90-minute meeting that sealed shock signing and all the late mail ahead of round 16.

History between the Dragons and Raiders

In a now iconic NRL winning streak, the Raiders lost just one of 16 matches against St George-Illawarra between 2003 and 2013. The Dragons then reeled off four straight wins, but have secured just two victories in their past seven encounters, including a 22-20 win at WIN Stadium last year.

Team Lists

All the latest changes here.

St George Illawarra Dragons

1. Cody Ramsey, 2. Mathew Feagai, 3. Moses Suli, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Mikaele Ravalawa, 6. Talatau Amone, 7. Ben Hunt, 8. Jack De Belin, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Blake Lawrie, 11. Jack Bird, 12. Jaydn Su’A, 13. Tariq Sims

Bench: 14. Moses Mbye, 15. Francis Molo, 16. Aaron Woods, 17. Michael Molo

Reserves: 18. Josh Kerr, 19. Tautau Moga, 20. Jayden Sullivan, 21. Jaiyden Hunt, 22. Billy Burns

Nicoll-Klokstad will start from the interchange on his return from injury. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images
Nicoll-Klokstad will start from the interchange on his return from injury. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images

Canberra Raiders

1. Xavier Savage, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Matt Timoko, 4. Sebastian Kris, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Zac Woolford, 10. Joseph Tapine, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Adam Elliott

Bench: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Ryan Sutton, 16. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 17. Corey Horsburgh

Reserves: 18. Matt Frawley, 19. Corey Harawira-Naera, 20. Trey Mooney, 21. Semi Valemei, 22. Adrian Trevilyan

Live score updates

Keep up to date with the score for when you’re on the move here.

Where can I see more round 16 NRL previews?

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Melbourne Storm

Newcastle Knights v Gold Coast Titans

Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters

Canterbury Bulldogs v Cronulla Sharks

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels

New Zealand Warriors v Wests Tigers

Where can I read more rugby league?

See the NRL section on CodeSports, or visit the rugby league section on your main state news website – Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail / Herald Sun / Adelaide Advertiser.