2019 match-up v Knights

Cowboys v Knights

Round 22, Saturday, August 17, McDonald Jones Stadium

Looking ahead: The Cowboys will travel to Newcastle for the first time since the premiership-winning 2015 season for a Round 22 showdown with the Knights in Round 22.

Knights' changes: Boom centre Jesse Ramien will join the Knights after establishing himself as one of the brightest prospects in the game during his short career at Cronulla. Former Sharks teammate Edrick Lee will join him at the Knights, as will former Origin prop Tim Glasby and talented Kiwi half Mason Lino. Talented young trio Jack Cogger, Brock Lamb and Nick Meaney have all departed for rival clubs, while veteran forwards Chris Heighington and Jacob Lillyman have retired.

Rosters:

Cowboys squad: Carlin Anderson, John Asiata, Kurt Baptiste, Ben Barba, Logan Bayliss-Brow, Scott Bolton, Javid Bowen, Jake Clifford, Gavin Cooper, Reuben Cotter, Mitchell Dunn, Kyle Feldt, Tom Gilbert, Jake Granville, Ben Hampton, Coen Hess, Corey Jensen, Ethan Lowe, Nene Macdonald, Te Maire Martin, Jordan McLean, Francis Molo, Michael Morgan, Gideon Gela-Mosby, Justin O'Neill, Tom Opacic, Emry Pere, Dan Russell, Matthew Scott, Murray Taulagi, Jason Taumalolo, Enari Tuala, Kurt Wiltshire, Shane Wright

Knights squad: Aidan Guerra, Brodie Jones, Connor Watson, Daniel Saifiti, Danny Levi, Edrick Lee, Herman Ese'ese, Jacob Saifiti, Jamie Buhrer, Jesse Ramien, Josh King, Kalyn Ponga, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Mason Lino, Mitch Barnett, Mitchell Pearce, Nathan Ross, Pasami Saulo, Sam Stone, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sione Mata'utia, Slade Griffin, Tautau Moga, Tim Glasby, Zac Woolford

'Tatey says': I love what they've done with their squad, they're a club on the rise. Tim Glasby will add plenty of experience and culture from the Storm and I love Jesse Ramien and Edrick Lee from the Sharks. Mason Lino is a talented player too. They're going to be a lot better than what they were last year.

See it live: 2019 membership information 

Looking back: The two sides met once in the 2018 season, with the Cowboys claiming a thrilling victory in Round 20 at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Head-to-head: Played 37; Cowboys 18 wins, Knights 19 wins

Last 5 meetings:

2018, Round 20: Cowboys def. Knights 20-18
2017, Round 8: Cowboys def Knights 24-12
2016, Round 13: Cowboys def. Knights 46-16
2015, Round 8: Cowboys def. Knights 26-24
2015, Round 2: Knights def. Cowboys 16-14

Finish – NRL ladder: Cowboys 13th v Knights 11th