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Knights reserve grade and NYC trial squads

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The nib Newcastle Knights have named a 19-man squad for the reserve grade trial match against Mounties on Sunday.

To be played at New Era Stadium in Cabramatta, the squad boasts a number of first grade regulars such as Mickey Paea and Sam Mataora.

There is also a host of Under 20s players that have impressed this pre-season, led by the likes of fullback Nick Meaney, halfback Jack Cogger and centre Cory Denniss.

New recruit Jacob Gagan will also make his first appearance in red and blue, playing on the wing.

The match kicks off at 6pm.

SQUAD

1. Nick Meaney
2. Kainoa Gudgeon
3. Cory Denniss
4. Tom Hughes
5. Jacob Gagan
6. Jake McNamara
7. Jack Cogger
8. Sam Mataora
9. Joey Morris
10. Mickey Paea
11. Pat Mata’utia
12. Braden Robson
13. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
Interchange
14. David Bhana
15. Jake Finn
16. Tyrone Amey
17. Faitotoa Faitotoa
18. Sam Bernstrom
19. Jarrod Flanagan

MOUNTIES v RESERVE GRADE NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Date: Sunday February 19
Venue: New Era Stadium, Cabramatta
Kick-off: 6pm

 

Meanwhile, NYC coach Todd Lowrie has named a 24-man squad for Sunday’s trial match against the Canberra Raiders Under 20s side.

A number of players will be making their first appearance in red and blue, including five-eighth Jack Johns, wingers Mitch Andrews and Lachlan Farr, and back rower Sam McIntyre.

12 players that represented the NYC Knights last year have also been named.

The match kicks off at 4pm at New Era Stadium in Cabramatta.

SQUAD

1. Matt Cooper
2. Mitch Andrews
3. Heath Gibbs
4. Brayden Musgrove
5. Lachlan Farr
6. Jack Johns
7. Hayden Loughrey
8. Jayden Butterfield
9. Tom Starling
10. Viko Puliuvea
11. Sam McIntyre
12. Henry Penn
13. Zac Hosking
Interchange
14. Brendan O’Hagan
15. Nash Birch
16. Eddy Tuilotolava
17. Cameron King
18. Tavita Fesolai
19. Dylan Clark
20. Keanu Dawson
21. Pasami Saulo
22. Kurtis Dark
23. Dean Kouka-Smith
24. Will Davies

NYC CANBERRA RAIDERS v NYC NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Date: Sunday February 19
Venue: New Era Stadium, Cabramatta
Kick-off: 4pm