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Knights name Round 2 squad

Team list: Round 2

nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his 21-man squad for the Club's Round 2 match against the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium.

There are no changes from the squad named for Round 1, as the team will continue to build new combinations.

In an indication of how much the playing roster has changed from last year though, only five players (Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sione Mata'utia, Nathan Ross, Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Mitch Barnett) that started in the corresponding fixture against the Raiders in Round 25 of 2017 are in the starting 13 this time around.


1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
3. Sione Mata’utia
4. Tautau Moga
5. Nathan Ross
6. Connor Watson
7. Mitchell Pearce (c)
8. Herman Ese’ese
9. Slade Griffin
10. Jacob Lillyman
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12. Aidan Guerra
13. Mitch Barnett

14. Brock Lamb
15. Chris Heighington
16. Jamie Buhrer (c)
17. Daniel Saifiti

18. Ken Sio
19. Jacob Saifiti
20. Danny Levi
21. Luke Yates

Sunday March 18 - Round 2

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights
Kick-off: 6.30pm
Venue: GIO Stadium