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The Newcastle Knights has named a 17-man team for Sunday’s Women in League match against the Penrith Panthers at Hunter Stadium.

Akuila Uate makes his return on the wing after recovering from a knee injury, Joey Leilua resumes in the centres after missing the City Origin clash however Jeremy Smith remains on the sideline due to a knee injury.

Adam Cuthbertson will play at lock with David Fa’alogo and Kade Snowden starting in the front row.

Korbin Sims has been named on the bench however he will attend the NRL Judiciary on Wednesday night to challenge the grading of a careless high tackle charge.

NSW Cup captain Matt Hilder has been added to the bench.

The Knights will wear the pink Women in League jersey for the Mother’s Day clash at Hunter Stadium.


1. Darius Boyd
2. James McManus
3. Dane Gagai
4. Joey Leilua
5. Akuila Uate
6. Jarrod Mullen
7. Tyrone Roberts
8. David Fa’alogo
9. Kurt Gidley (c)
10. Kade Snowden
11. Beau Scott
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Adam Cuthbertson
14. Adam Clydsdale
15. Korbin Sims
17. Chris Houston
18. Matt Hilder

Sunday May 11 – Round 9 
Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers
Gates open: 11.30am
NYC: 11.45am
NRL: 2pm
Venue: Hunter Stadium

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