NYC Newcastle Knights coach Todd Lowrie has named his 23-man squad for Friday’s clash with the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium.
There’s a few changes to the starting 13 as Eddy Tuilotolava gets the start in the number 8 jersey.
Brodie Jones is back named in the second row after being promoted to Reserve Grade for Round 24 while after an impressive performance last week, Kurtis Dark again is named in the starting 13.
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Cory Denniss, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Kainoa Gudgeon, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Eddy Tuilotolava, 9. Nash Birch, 10. Matt Croker, 11. Brodie Jones, 12. Kurtis Dark, 13. Zac Hosking (c). Interchange: 14. Luke Huth, 15. Henry Penn, 16. Sam McIntyre, 17. Cameron King, 18. Viko Puliuvea, 19. Dylan Clark, 20. Jayden Butterfield, 21. Kyle Smith, 22. Pasami Saulo, 23. Ofa Manuofetoa.
Friday August 25 – Round 25 NYC
Newcastle Knights v Canberra Raiders
NYC Kick off: 3.45pm
Venue: GIO Stadium
Meanwhile, ISP coach Simon Woolford has named an 18-man squad for their last match of the season against minor premiers the Wyong Roos.
Bryce Donovan comes onto the wing for an injured Tom Cronan while Will Pearsall moves to halfback to replace Jack Cogger, who is set to play NRL on Friday.
Jack Stockwell is also back from injury and will get the start in the number 8 jersey.
1. Nick Meaney, 2. Byrce Donovan, 3. Brendan Elliot, 4. Jacob Gagan, 5. Chanel Mata'utia, 6. Jaelen Feeney, 7. Will Pearsall, 8. Jack Stockwell, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Pasami Saulo, 11. Bradie Smith, 12. Braden Robson, 13. Tyrone Amey. Interchange: 14. Faitotoa Faitotoa, 15. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 16. Pat Mata'utia, 17. Sam Bernstrom, 18. Joey Morris.
Saturday August 26 - Round 25 ISP
Newcastle Knights v Wyong Roos
ISP Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Morry Breen Oval