The Newcastle Knights has named a 20-man squad for Saturday night’s match against the First Nation Goannas at Hunter Stadium, which concludes the week-long Festival of Indigenous Rugby League.
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Knights’ half-back Tyrone Roberts will captain the Knights side in the pre-season exhibition match.
It will be the first look at new recruits Michael Dobson, who has been named at five-eighth, and Matt Minto, who has been named on an extended bench as well as the return of forward Clint Newton.
Three Under 20s players will feature in the match, Sione Mata’utia at fullback, Jake Mamo on the wing and Joseph Tapine in the second-row. The trio have trained with the NRL squad over the summer.
NSW Cup forward Brenton Horwood has also been included on an extended bench.
2- Sione Mata’utia
1 - Jake Mamo
3 - Dane Gagai
4 - Chanel Mata’utia
5 - Josh Mantellato
6 - Michael Dobson
7 - Tyrone Roberts (c)
8 - Zane Tetevano
9 - Travis Waddell
16 - Korbin Sims
11 - Alex McKinnon
12 - Joseph Tapine
13 - Clint Newton
14 - Chad Redman
15 - Tyler Randell
10 - Toka Likiliki
17 - Paterika Vaivai
18 - Pat Mata’utia
19 - Brenton Horwood
20 - Matt Minto
FIRST NATIONS GOANNAS: Joshua Benjamin, Malcolm Congoo, Davin Crampton, Adrian Davis, Phil Dennis, Rex Johnson, James Livock, Bobby Nona, Kareel Phillips, Matthew Pittman, Reggie Saunders, Roy Smith, Rickki Sutherland, Noel Underwood, Kieran Vale, Javarn White, Nathan Blacklock, Rod Jensen, Dennis Moran, David Peachey.
Tickets for the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League match between the Knights and First Nation Goannas are on sale now. CLICK HERE to purchase.
• General admission: Adults $18, Children $8, Family $45
• Reserved: Adults $25, Children $15, Family $65