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The Newcastle Knights has named a 17-man team for Sunday’s Old Boys Day clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Hunter Stadium.

Travis Waddell returns to the team in place of last weekend’s debutant Tyler Randell, in an otherwise unchanged line-up. Randell has been named in NSW Cup but will be monitored this week following a head clash late in the match.

Waddell is named back on the bench with Korbin Sims, Chris Houston and Timana Tahu, who played his first NRL for the year last weekend.

It is set to be a special day, when the Club celebrates Old Boys Day in partnership with the Mark Hughes Foundation as well as also farewelling the Club’s departing players.

Willie Mason, Adam Cuthbertson, Travis Waddell and Timana Tahu will be joined by Josh Mantellato, Matt Minto, Michael Dobson and Anthony Quinn to be officially farewelled following Sunday’s match at Hunter Stadium.

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Members and supporters are also encouraged to arrive early on Sunday to cheer on the Under 20s, who can secure the Holden Cup minor premiership by defeating the Dragons in the curtain raiser. Gates open at 11.30am with the Under 20s kicking off at 11.45am.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7 - ROUND 26 OLD BOYS DAY
Newcastle Knights v St George Illawarra Dragons
Gates open: 11.30am
NYC: 11.45am
NRL: 2pm
Venue: Hunter Stadium
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