Coach Nathan Brown has named a 17-man team for Sunday’s Old Boys Clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Hunter Stadium.
A boost for the side in the final home game of the season is the return of Jarrod Mullen (knee) and Sione Mata’utia (concussion) from injury.
Cory Denniss also rejoins the side, replacing the suspended Nathan Ross on the wing, while Pat Mata’utia is named on the bench.
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Sunday August 28 – Round 25 Old Boys Day
Newcastle Knights v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Gates open: 11.30am
Venue: Hunter Stadium
It is the annual Old Boys Day clash on Sunday, which welcomes back past players and officials for a traditional lap at Hunter Stadium before the NRL match kicks off.
The Club will also farewell departing players, including Jeremy Smith, with an official ceremony on the pitch after full time.
The players will don a unique ‘Farewell Jez’ badge on their jersey while fans will be able to do similar. There will be a number of giveaway items, available only to Members and fans at the game, as part of Smith’s farewell.
All three grades are in action, with the Reserve Grade kicking off at 11.45am before the Under 20s at 1.45pm and NRL at 4pm.