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The nib Newcastle Knights has named a 21-man squad for Saturday’s trial match against the Tweed Heads Seagulls.

Halfback Trent Hodkinson will captain the side, with Jack Cogger partnering him in the halves and Dylan Phythian lining up at fullback.

Assistant coaches Mick Potter and Simon Woolford will be in charge of the side, with Nathan Brown in New Zealand for the Auckland Nines

The trial match will be played at Stan Sercombe Oval in Murwillumbah and kicks off at 5pm. Entry to the match is $10, only available at the gate on Saturday.


1. Dylan Phythian
2. Kainoa Gudgeon
3. Heath Gibbs
4. Tom Hughes
5. Chanel Mata’utia
6. Jack Cogger
7. Trent Hodkinson (c)
8. Sam Mataora
9. Tom Starling
10. Josh King
11. Braden Robson
12. Zac Hosking
13. Faitatoa Faitatoa
14. Will Pearsall
15. Mickey Paea
16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
17. Tyrone Amey
18. Jake Finn
19. Henry Penn
20. Dean Kouka-Smith
22. Jake McNamara

Date: Saturday February 4
Venue: Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah
Kick-off: 5pm (NSW)
Cost of entry: $10 (only available at the gate)