Tautau Moga is tackled on the last tackle and the Bulldogs have pulled off a massive win.
The Knights will have one set to get out of jail.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall loses possession.
Hopoate is collected on the last.
Kenny Edwards would be proud at DWZ's cramp performance.
DWZ is down with cramp much to the disgust of the home fans.
Hopoate collects an intercept that should win the Bulldogs the game.
The Knights would love a penalty.
Nick Meaney comes up with a vital catch to halt the Knights attack.
Watson gets over halfway.
It's a 6 point game!
It's not over yet!
Shaun Kenny-Dowall is claiming a try underneath the posts.
The Bulldogs have lost possession on their goal line.
The Knights collect the short restart.
The Bulldogs have almost certainly secured a deserved win.
The Newcastle fans have let their feelings be known at the decision.
The Bulldogs will be off the bottom of the ladder tonight!
Reimis Smith is claiming a try.
Sione Mata'utia comes up with an error to gift the Bulldogs a repeat set.
Cogger takes on the line.
The Knights kick out on the full.
The momentum is with the visitors right now.
Is an upset in the offing?
Corey Harawira-Naera is claiming a try.
Will Hopoate is collected in an important tackle.
Tautau Moga delivers a wayward offload that results in an error.
Jack Cogger kicks down field as Connor Watson almost gets to the 20 metre line.
Meaney levels the scores at 8-all.
Gavet has been sent for making late contact on Chris Smith.
Chris Smith is down following a late hit from James Gavet.
The Bulldogs get a penalty in range to take a penalty.
Ramien gives away an obstruction penalty.
Cogger kicks down field as Hymel Hunt gets up to the 20 metre line on the first tackle.
Meaney converts and we've got a game!
The Bulldogs spread the ball right to get the post their first try.
Marcelo Montoya is away!
Pearce takes on the line.
The Bulldogs concede an offside penalty in a tragic end to a promising set.
Nick Meaney is collected in a try-scoring position.
Cogger kicks for the posts and gets a result as Connor Watson is tackled in goal.
The Bulldogs come up with another error in attacking territory.
DWZ makes a powerful run up to his 40 metre line.
Wakeham goes high as Watson is up to the task.
Nick Meaney collects Pearce's bomb on his 30 metre line.
From 20 metres out Lino puts the Knights ahead beyond a converted try.
The Knights will take the points on offer.
Napa collects Josh King high resulting in a penalty.
Will Hopoate is tackled in goal following great pressure from Tautau Moga.
Tim Glasby almost gets to the line.
DWZ comes up with a costly error from the kick return.
Josh King makes an important intercept with the Bulldogs on the attack.
Hymel Hunt makes a nice catch on his 20 metre line.
The Knights are back on with play set to resume.
The Bulldogs are back on the field.
Will Hopoate comes up with an error that encapsulates the frustrations of the Bulldogs over the opening 40.
Play will resume with a line drop out.
Cogger kicks for the in-goal, but the ball rolls dead.
Renouf To'omaga comes up with a strip.
The Bulldogs have had a genuine dig tonight, but errors at crucial times have proved costly.
Josh Jackson comes up with a costly error.
Nick Meaney is tackled by two Newcastle defenders.
Hymel Hunt makes a great catch on his goal line.
Pearce aims for the sideline, but the ball stays in play.
The Knights regain possession after an attacking Bulldogs kick.
Mason Lino dummies and runs, but the Bulldogs manage to defuse the pressure with ease.
Connor Watson pinballs around the Bulldogs defence.
Will Hopoate defuses Pearce's kick to put the Bulldogs back on the attack.
The Knights tap and go once again.
Tim Glasby gets a strip penalty.
The Knights earn a penalty and will have a chance to post points inside the Bulldogs half.
Cogger drives the ball downfield as SKD is collected 25 metres out from his own line.
Tautau Moga is on the field for his first taste of NRL since Round 4, 2018.
Sauaso Sue is being escorted from the field.
Sauaso Sue is down with a knee issue.
The Bulldogs come up with a tackle one error.
Kurt Mann is down after copping friendly fire from Hymel Hunt in the act of contesting the ball.
The Bulldogs get a penalty.
Adam Elliott is collected in a try-saving effort by Jamie Buhrer.
Corey Harawira-Naera makes a great run.
Mitchell Pearce comes up with an error as the Bulldogs repel the home side once again.
The Knights opt to knock back the shot at 2.
Mason Lino has come up with a strip 10 metres out from the Bulldogs line.
David Klemmer is on to the delight of the Newcastle faithful.
Dylan Napa comes up with an error that completely kills the good work done by the Bulldogs earlier in the set.
Montoya has been held up in a superb tackle by Jamie Buhrer.
Marcelo Montoya is claiming a try.
Jack Cogger drops the ball on the last tackle, but the Bulldogs get a relieving penalty.
Adam Elliott and Sauaso Sue are on for the Bulldogs.
Sione Mata'utia delivers a superb tackle to cut down DWZ.
Watson makes a great carry up to the 40.
Wakeham puts a strong kick up as Watson is tackled 10 metres out from his goal line.
Pearce bombs, but once again DWZ is up to the challenge.
Pearce bombs, but the Bulldogs manage to hold on.
No Try, the Bunker deems Sione Mata'utia has been held up in goal.
The referee has referred the play as 'No Try' with the Bunker to adjudicate.
Sione Mata'utia is claiming a try.
Josh Jackson makes a try-saving tackle on Herman Ese'ese.
SKD makes a great carry to put the Knights on the attack.
Pearce finds the sideline 10 metres out from the Bulldogs line.
Connor Watson makes a leaping catch to regain possession close his goal line.
DWZ is collected in a strong tackle by Sione Mata'utia.
The Knights will be counting their lucky stars after that one.
Reimis Smith bombs a certain try after fumbling an offload from Will Hopoate with the line open.
The Bulldogs get a relieving penalty coming out of their own end.
DWZ manages to get out his in-goal after a well-timed kick from Pearce.
Tim Glasby makes a nice carry almost to halfway.
The Bulldogs concede a crusher tackle penalty.
From the right touchline, the former Warriors playmaker adds the extras.
Nick Meaney appeared to have a shot at an intercept, but such was the quality of Mitchell Pearce's pass that it resulted in a try.
Pearce delivers a beautiful pass to send his winger over for the opening try.
Sione Mata'utia goes within a metre of scoring.
Newcastle earn the first penalty of the evening.
Pearce hoists the ball high, but once again DWZ is up to the task.
Connor Watson makes a solid kick return almost to the 30 metre line.
Pearce bombs on halfway, DWZ collects the ball 10 metres out from his own line.
Daniel Saifiti takes the first run of the evening.
Mitchell Pearce takes the Knights out to the sound of a rousing reception.
Josh Jackson is met by a hostile crowd as he leads the Bulldogs onto the field.
The Bulldogs have won five of their past six visits to McDonald Jones Stadium.
Claiming a 22-10 win over the Bulldogs during Magic Round, the Knights will be hoping to claim consecutive wins against the Blue and Whites for the first time since 2013.
The Bulldogs have one change with Jeremy Marshall-King returning from injury in place of Ofahiki Ogden on the bench.
Newcastle have a number of changes from the team named on Tuesday with Mitchell Pearce, David Klemmer, Daniel Saifiti and Tim Glasby all named to back up from Origin III, while Tautau Moga will make his NRL comeback after suffering his fourth ACL injury in Round 4, 2018.
The Knights come into tonight's clash off the back of a last-gasp loss to the Warriors last Saturday, while the Bulldogs will be chasing back-to-back wins for the first time this season after upsetting the Sharks prior to the bye.
Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 17 Friday Night Football between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs from McDonald Jones Stadium.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson
Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Tim Roby
Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Lowe
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2)
Conversions: Mason Lino (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Mason Lino (1/1)
CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (20)
Tries: Will Hopoate, Corey Harawira-Naera, Reimis Smith
Conversions: Nick Meaney (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Nick Meaney (1/1)