Knights and Dragons await fitness

Newcastle pair Danny Buderus and Ben Kennedy and St George Illawarra's Luke Bailey and Shaun Timmins will have fitness tests today to see if they will play in tonight's National Rugby League match at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

All four played in Wednesday night's State of Origin match in Brisbane, won 25 12 by New South Wales.

Tonight's game also marks the return of former Test players Adam Macdougall and Nathan Blacklock to the NRL, who will strap on a boot for the first time in more than a year out of the game.