When? Sunday 17th June, 05:00 (UK)
Where? McDonald Jones Stadium
What channel is it on? UK - Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm will not be televised live in the UK
Australia - Foxtel, LIVE PASS
Where can I stream the match? UK - N/A
Australia - https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer
Are tickets still available?
Head Coach: Nathan Brown
Starting 13: Ponga, Sio, S. Mata'utia, Denniss, Kenny-Dowall, Watson, Cogger, Ese’ese, Griffin, King, Fitzgibbon, Barnett, Guerra – Interchanges: Levi, Heighington, Yates, Lillyman – Reserves: Meaney, Stone, Lamb, Naden
Unavailable: Tautau Moga, Mitchell Pearce, Jacob Saifiti, Nathan Ross, Daniel Saifiti, Jamie Buhrer
Head Coach: Craig Bellamy
Starting 13: Vunivalu, Chambers, Scott, Addo-Carr, Munster, Jacks, Glasby, C. Smith, Asofa-Solomona, F. Kaufusi, Hoffman, K. Bromwich – Interchanges: B. Smith, Welch, Stimson, Hughes – Reserves: Tonumaipea, Kasiano, P. Kaufusi, Blair
Unavailable: Sandor Earl, Dale Finucane, Jesse Bromwich, Billy Slater
Newcastle were unable to build on their win over Parramatta as they fell to a narrow defeat at home to Sydney Roosters last week. That was their fourth straight loss on home soil with Melbourne the next visitors to McDonald Jones Stadium. The Storm kept themselves within touching distances of the top 4 with a good win over Brisbane last week and are boosted by the return of their first-choice centres but the loss of Jesse Bromwich as well as the late withdrawal of Billy Slater are a blow. The Knights are still in contention for the play-offs but can’t afford to lose too much ground with the gap already standing at four points to eighth-placed Brisbane. However, with Melbourne rolling into town they are in for a tough game and their losing run at home should be extended to five.