This Sunday the annual Knights Cup will be held at Salamander Bay.

The carnival includes Under 13, 14 and 15s teams from the Club's development catchment area of Newcastle, Maitland, Group 2, Group 3 and Group 21.

"We use this competition as a way to identify talent for our Elite Pathways Development program," Elite Pathway Recruitment Manager Troy Pezet explained.

"It's also a pathway to our junior rep teams for the 2018 season, and the teams use the carnival as a trial for the Country Championships in Forster in June."