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A women’s exhibition match will be played at the conclusion of the Newcastle Knights’ NRL match against the Cronulla Sharks this Saturday.

Coach of the Knights exhibition side, Mick Young, has named a 16-woman-squad to take on the Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

The Knights team will field four Australian Jillaroos including Bec Young, Caitlin Moran, Simone Smith and Isabelle Kelly.

“We are really proud to be supporting and to be represented in the women's exhibition match this Saturday,” CEO Matt Gidley said.

“No doubt the game will further highlight the talent we have in the women's competition.”

The women’s match will be played in a Nines format and the match kicks off at 5.15pm at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

KNIGHTS SQUAD (Alphabetical order)

Amy Broadhead (Fullback)
Jerry Burgmann (Lock/Second Row)
Brooke Carter (Utility Back)
Phoebe Desmond (Front Row)
Jayme Fressard (Centre/Wing)
Kylie Hilder (Hooker/Half)
Izzy Kelly (Centre/Fullback/Wing)
Skye Lovett (Front Row)
Alicia Martin (Wing)
Caitlin Moran (Half)
Simone Smith (Half)
Donna Sutton (Centre/Second row)
Margaret Watson (Lock/Second Row)
Holli Wheeler (Centre/Second row)
Jade Wilson (Front Row)
Bec Young (Front Row/Lock)


1. Corban McGregor, 2. Jordan Baker, 3. Shontelle Stowers, 5. Botille Vette-Welsh, 6. Allana Ferguson, 7. Maddison Studdon, 8. Kate Mullaly, 9. Nita Maynard, 10. Ruby Ewe, 12. Talesha Quinn, 13. Ruan Sims (c), 14. Rima Butler, 16. Simone Kapriani, 19. Rebeka Lally, 20. Tayla Preston, 22. Monique Luff, 23. Talei Holmes.

Saturday April 1 – Round 5
Cronulla Sharks v Newcastle Knights
NYC: 10.45am
ISP: 12.40pm
NRL: 3pm
Women’s Exhibition: 5.15pm
Venue: Southern Cross Group Stadium