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Everything You Auto Know About Round 8

After a successful string of home games, we're heading to Newcastle to face Knights in what is sure to be a great round of Sunday afternoon footy!

Key info 

Where: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, NSW

Gates open: 11.15am 

NSW Cup: 11.30am

NRL kick-off: 2pm 

Watch live on Fox League and Kayo.

Tickets are available here

Team News


Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named an unchanged starting line-up for the Round 8 match against the Knights in Newcastle on Sunday.

After suffering an injury in the first half of Monday night's clash against the Warriors, centre Reimis Smith has been selected in the starting team and will do so if he passes standard concussion protocols.

Finally, Tyran Wishart has been named on the interchange, swapping roles with Chris Lewis.

View our full team list.


Dane Gagai (fractured cheekbone) is out after he copped a knock in last week's loss to the Eels and will miss up to a month. He's replaced by Simi Sasagi in the centres. Brodie Jones has been named despite concerns around an elbow injury. Sauaso Sue is the new man on the bench.

Venue Info

Kids under the age of 16 will be able to redeem a free ticket with any paying adult.

For conditions of entry and venue map, please see here.

Parking and Transport

A free, dedicated shuttle bus service will run, transporting fans from 2 hours before kick-off. View the timetable.

Parking at the stadium is currently sold out. If you require mobility parking, please phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit the Ticketmaster box office at the Stadium.

The closest train station to McDonald Jones Stadium is Broadmeadow on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line. Trains run regularly to Broadmeadow on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line which is within walking distance of McDonald Jones Stadium. See here for more information.

McDonald Jones Stadium taxi stand is located at Young Road, Broadmeadow. Taxis can be accessed after the event by following the signs to Young Road. For further information please contact Newcastle Taxis on 13 33 00.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.