Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has announced an 18-man squad for the Auckland Nines tournament.
The squad will be finalised, subject to NRL approval, on February 2.
The side is boosted by the inclusion of Tariq Sims and Sione Mata’utia, while it will be the first Nines experience for the likes of Jaelen Feeney, Brock Lamb and the young Saifiti brothers Jacob and Daniel.
AUCKLAND NINES SQUAD:
The Auckland Nines tournament is held at Eden Park on Saturday February 6 and Sunday February 7.