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Reserve Grade coach Simon Woolford has named a 21-man squad for his side's Round 8 match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

With Jacob Saifiti returning to first grade, Mickey Paea shifts to starting prop after a successful return from injury last weekend.

Bradie Smith has also been named on the bench in what will be his return from a shoulder injury suffered late in the pre-season.

Saturday April 22 – ISP Round 8
Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Cessnock Sports Ground


1. Nick Meaney
2. Tom Hughes
3. Cory Denniss
4. Braden Robson
5. Jacob Gagan
6. Will Pearsall
7. Jaelen Feeney
8. Mickey Paea
9. Tyler Randell
10. Pauli Pauli
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12. Pat Mata'utia
13. Josh King
14. Joey Morris
15. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
16. Tyrone Amey
17. Bradie Smith
18. Faitotoa Faitotoa
19. Jake McNamara
20. Sam Bernstrom
21. Jake Finn

Meanwhile, NYC coach Todd Lowrie has named his 23-man squad to take on the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300Smiles Stadium on Saturday.

Pasami Saulo replaces the injured Viko Puliuvea at prop, while Henry Penn starts in the second row following a successful return from injury last week.


1. Matt Cooper
2. Mitch Andrews
3. Brayden Musgrove
4. Heath Gibbs
5. Kainoa Gudgeon
6. Jack Johns
7. Hayden Loughrey
8. Cameron King
9. Tom Starling
10. Pasami Saulo
11. Henry Penn
12. Sam McIntyre
13. Dylan Clark
14. Josh Ralph
15. Matt Croker
16. Jayden Butterfield
17. Eddy Tuilotolava
18. Nash Birch
19. Cory Denniss
20. Will Finau
21. Will Davies
22. Lachlan Farr
23. Jayden Hocking

Saturday April 22 – NYC Round 8
North Queensland Cowboys v Newcastle Knights
Kick off: 2.50pm
Venue: 1300Smiles Stadium